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What Are We Laughing At?

In John 15:11 we read, “These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.” However, in Proverbs 14:13 we read, “Even in laughter the heart is sorrowful; and the end of that mirth is heaviness.” One might be tempted to ask how scripture […]

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Watching Daily At My Gates

The Song of Zion “A Psalter–Psalm Devotional of Praise to Our Sovereign Covenant God” July 16 Read Psalm 65 Psalm 65:11-13 We come to the end of this Psalm of praise to our God. We have seen many truths found in it. None is so precious to us than the truth of our salvation. We […]

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The Mercies of Christ

Lord, help me to show the mercies of Christ As upon this, thy footstool, I tread. May I not view as mine the blessings bestowed But strive to serve others instead. Give me grace that humility shows, never pride, May I seek by my Lord to be led. Esteeming my neighbor far above self, He […]

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The Acorn

Rustled by an autumn breeze, the acorn fell to rest near a mouse who promptly pleased to take it for her nest. Crouching by, a fox’s eye caught sight of nut and mouse. Pouncing high, he heard her cry and took her to his house. There a den of smaller bones, the mouse was added […]

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Spiritual Predators Prowl the Web

Herds of zebras, wildebeests, and gazelles surround the hungry lion, but his eyes and ears are alert for one that stands alone. Even a strong, healthy wildebeest could be taken down with some skill and strategy if it can be dealt with alone. So it is with the spiritual predator. He is hungry. His soul […]

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Editor’s notes: Hope PRC of Redlands, California welcomed the Hankos warmly in 1964. Their care of the Hankos became even more evident when Mrs. Hanko suffered a debilitating stroke a few months after their arrival. The congregation’s fellowship and love sustained the Hankos during this trying time. In 1964, at the age of 57, I […]

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Two reviews of Reformed Education: The Christian School as Demand of the Covenant by Professor David Engelsma. Available for $8.95 from: Reformed Free Publishing Association 1894 Georgetown Center Drive Jenison, Michigan 49428-7137 Phone: 616-457-5970 Monday–Friday, 8am–4pm (EST) Fax: 616-457-5980 Website: www.rfpa.org E-Mail: mail@rfpa.org Book review first published in The Evangelical Presbyterian (of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Australia) January, […]

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Our Calling to Witness

Every Christian, young or old, must be a witness for his (her) Lord. Isaiah 43:10, 12 speaks of that Christian witness: “Ye are my witnesses, saith the Lord, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, […]

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