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Affliction For Our Profit (2)

In the previous article we examined God’s sovereign control over affliction and the difference between His judgment of the wicked and of the righteous. We saw that God’s people experience various afflictions as chastisements from a loving heavenly Father who is faithful to His covenant and who will not allow His people to walk in […]

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The Mercies of Christ

The place I inhabit, God’s footstool is called; The soil, the sea, and the air. When the earth yields its fruit, it belongs not to me; It’s a gift for God’s creatures to share. If He sends to me millions, or only a bit, Whether money or talent or kindness to show, For His glory […]

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The New Heavenly Earth

Dear Rev. Laning, In our morning devotions, our class came across Psalm 104:5, a reference to God as Creator. “Who laid the foundations of the earth, that it should not be removed forever.” How is this verse connected with II Peter 3 where we read that “the earth shall be burned up” and “look for […]

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When the Liberation Came

“What would you like me to tell you about?” Grandmother Brouwer sat in her easy chair in the bow window of her living room, with a happy smile on her deeply lined face. A white lace ruff on her graceful dark dress gave her the dignity that her three grandchildren liked so much. James, who […]

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The Passion of the Christ

Prof. Engelsma is professor of Dogmatics and Old Testament in the Protestant Reformed Seminary. This article is the result of notes taken from various staff members of a speech given by Prof. David Engelsma to students and staff of Covenant Christian High School in Grand Rapids, Michigan on February 25, 2004. Why A Reformed Believer […]

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Generally speaking, churches are in trouble today. Many congregations and most denominations are losing members. They are shrinking rather than growing. Especially tragic is the fact that they are losing their young people, so that there is a gradual graying of the pew. Many of these shrinking congregations are also not very attractive to those […]

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The “Dom-Kerk” of Utrecht

This is the highest church tower in The Netherlands. Today it is a State Reformed Church. It was built already in 1321-1382 and is 112 meters high, with a cloister to the chapter hall (minster) which is now in use as an auditorium of the State University. This church was built on the ruins of […]

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Just Like Mother

Anna put on an apron—just like mother—and helped to set out the ingredients: flour, sugar, shortening, salt and milk. Anna knew where to find them all. Mother began to measure them out into a large bowl. “Anna, did you wash your hands?” She nodded. “Then let’s mix it all together.” With a sturdy wooden spoon, […]

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