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Watching Daily At My Gates

November 16 Read Proverbs 15:14-20 In this age of materialism we would do well to ponder the truths presented in verses 16 and 17. We live in a world where more is better and if you do not have more of this world’s goods you have nothing. Over against this philosophy is the philosophy that […]

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The Pilgrims and Thanksgiving Day

The time of year has rolled around again when old and young are directing their thoughts to Thanksgiving Day, and plans are being made to celebrate the festival among relatives and friends after attending church services to thank the providential Father for the abundance of food and clothing and for other favors he has bestowed […]

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The Gift (9)

In the last installment of “The Gift” the oldest daughter of the old man’s neighbors was diagnosed with cancer in her leg. Although all had known this was a possibility this type of news is never easy and left the VanVleets leaning on their God, something they would be much more conscious of from now […]

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The Antithesis and Witnessing (5)

Christian witnessing is, first of all, a godly life. A godly life attracts the attention of the unbeliever. He reacts with a question concerning the sense of a godly life, for he can see no sense to it. His motto is, “Eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow we die.” It is at this point […]

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Jesus’ Temptations

When Jesus, weak from hunger After fasting forty days Was tempted of the devil To reject his Father’s ways, Although he had the power To change stones into bread, He’d not comply with Satan But directed him instead: It is written in God’s word— Bread alone will not suffice, Obedience must be shown; That is […]

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Development of the Covenant Hoeksema also developed the doctrine of the covenant. This is the doctrine that is central to the message of Scripture and dear to the Reformed churches. In one important respect, this too was consistent development of the truth of salvation by grace alone, in accordance with the decree of election. Hoeksema […]

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Explanation for a Change

395 and $140,000. What do these numbers represent and why are they important? They are the number of young people that registered for the 2008 convention hosted by Byron Center PRC and the approximate total cost of this past year’s convention. This is important because while the attendance has almost doubled the past 15 years, […]

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