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Watching Daily At My Gates

December 9 Read I Peter 3:19-22 In an earlier passage we looked at being ready to give an answer. Here we have an example of Noah who preached for 120 years to people who did not want to hear. We must never give up in our witnessing. God will use our faithful witness for his […]

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Understanding What God’s Will Is

A forenote to the reader: As this series of articles is written especially for you, know that these writings are not directed toward only you. This is not meant to be an attack on young people, but rather, an encouragement. As young adults, middle-aged adults, and even aged adults, we all constantly strive to know and do the will […]

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The Upper Room

The researchers (monks) believe that this is the place where Jesus and his disciples ate the Last Supper before Jesus was betrayed and captured. Centuries ago old drawings narrowed the spot in Jerusalem where it could have been. The whole building is made of plastered bricks and has been restored several times, layer upon layer. […]

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The Christmas Story

“Don’t you love Christmas?” I glance up from my grocery list to look at the woman next to me. She smiles a wide smile. A jaunty Santa cap perches on her curly hair, and two little elves dangle from her ears. “Don’t you love Christmas?” she asks again, and then continues, “I just love Christmas—the […]

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Music in the Woods (4)

The Reformed Dutch immigrants who began to come to West Michigan in 1847 were known for their piety and love for the songs of Zion. At home, at work, at church, they sang the Psalms in all their joys and sorrows, and trials and toil. They had been grievously persecuted in the Netherlands, and as […]

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Forgiven Much

“Wherefore I say unto thee, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much: but to whom little is forgiven, the same loveth little” (Luke 7:47). Beloved, in order to properly understand what this text is saying, we must consider what had just taken place prior to the time that Jesus made this […]

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Called to Minister

To know and believe in Jesus Christ Is to have eternal life. Our Lord grants all those of His own, Grace, mercy, peace in strife. But how shall we learn of Him, Whom we have not heard? Who is there to expound for us God’s holy written Word? Our Father, true to provide The needs […]

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Blackwater: A Calvinist Crusade?

What does John Calvin have to do with the fighting in Iraq? More than you’d think, according to Jeremy Scahill, the author of Blackwater: the Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army. Some of the first that you may have heard about Blackwater was back in April, 2004 when four Americans were ambushed in Fallujah; […]

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