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Will You Submit to Church Government?

PUBLIC CONFESSION OF FAITH (Before or after the sermon, the minister requests those who intend to make public confession of their faith to arise and to reply to the following questions:) Do you acknowledge the doctrine contained in the Old and New Testaments and in the Articles of the Christian faith and taught here in […]

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The Word of God

The Bible is an awesome book, Its pages tell a story; The “new-born babes” may have a look To see Jehovah’s glory. The simple milk of Father’s word The weak may understand, And children young, or young-in-faith, When guided by His hand Are nourished and find pleasure great In learning of His love. They gain […]

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Calvin’s Motto

My Heart To Thee, O Lord I Offer Promptly and Sincerely What are your plans for the life you have ahead of you? You may find, as John Calvin did while a young man, that God has plans that are entirely different. Calvin writes in his preface to his commentary on the Psalms, When I […]

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Calvin Commemoratives

This uniface plaquette was produced in bronze in 1909. It is 51mm by 39mm in dimension and was done by the German company Mayer & Wilhelm of Stuttgart to commemorate the 400th Anniversary of Calvin’s birth. It has a left-facing bust of Calvin with an inscription reading: JEAN CALVIN | 1509-1564. M & W St. […]

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Becoming Soft

Depending on where you read this, chances are that you live in a wealthy place. Especially in America, you and I have an unthinkable amount of food, clothes, and technology. For the most part, we have the freedom to do whatever we desire, and may say what we want, when we want to. Strikingly, this […]

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A Prayer on Preparing to Go to School

Psalm 119:9, 10 “Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word. With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not wander from thy commandments.” O Lord, who art the fountain of all wisdom and learning, since thou of thy special goodness hast granted that […]

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500 Years Ago…“Let Us Find the Truth!” (6)

For a time the king of France tolerated the new Lutheran doctrines of justification by faith alone. His own sister, Princess Margaret, embraced these doctrines herself. The princess had heard of John Calvin and his plight. She convinced her brother, the king, to be lenient with this young man, and invited Calvin back to Paris […]

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The Antithesis and Witnessing (3)

The key to understanding what Christian witnessing is all about is Peter’s words in I Peter 3:15: “But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear.” It is the key […]

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