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CityFest 2018 – The Theology

In mid-September 2018, over 400 churches in the West Michigan area worked together to bring Luis & Andrew Palau and their message to Grand Rapids. Driving around West Michigan in the weeks leading up to the event, you would think that a good portion of the $1,700,000 budget was spent on signage alone. The last […]

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Christmas Prayer

Lord give not the joy that centers on passing things But grant to me the joy Thy Holy Spirit brings. Withhold from me the peace that is shattered in a minute. But give me, Lord, the peace that has Thy blessing in it. Do not give me love that is a weak façade, But bless […]

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But for the Grace of God

Roughly 100 of them stared back at us in that old, hot chapel at the Indiana State Prison. Their faces each told a story, a sobering story that was a mystery to the beholders. The thought crossed my mind as I looked out over the crowd, “How many of these faces were the last thing […]

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Book Review: Not a Day Care by Dr. Everett Piper

Higher education is a mess right now. We are watching colleges and universities strangle themselves as they discover what education looks like when the oxygen of objective truth is pulled out of the room. Because the basis for such action is found in the philosophies and theories of some of their own radical professors, they […]

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The Daily Press

December 8 Read 2 Kings 19 Even though Rabshakeh was no longer in Jerusalem, he continued to attack the nation of Judah by sending a threatening letter to King Hezekiah (vv. 8–13). Hezekiah’s proper response to this intimidation was to bring the matter before the Lord. Take another look at Hezekiah’s prayer in verses 15–19. […]

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Every two years, the British Reformed Fellowship (BRF) hosts a family conference somewhere in the British Isles. This year the conference was held at Hebron Hall in Cardiff, Wales. Our family had been talking about going for a while, and finally, our hopes became a reality. We, along with our grandparents, Ken and Mary Velthouse, […]

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The Sweet Slavery of Christian Liberty

The liberty which Christ hath purchased for believers under the gospel consists in their freedom from the guilt of sin, the condemning wrath of God, the curse of the moral law; and, in their being delivered from this present evil world, bondage to Satan, and dominion of sin; from the evil of afflictions, the sting […]

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Spiritual Growth in South Wales

I recently read an interesting article by Dale Mansona in the April 2018 issue of Beacon Lights about the life of a young Christian in Ireland, so I thought that I would share my experiences as a young Christian in Wales. Although I grew up in a “Church in Wales” primary school, the school was […]

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A Light Affliction

Why me? What did I do to deserve this? I deserve better. These are all things that I find myself thinking too often. When God puts certain trials and hardships in my life, my first reaction tends to be anger and frustration. I am blinded by my own struggles, and I fail to see that […]

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Trees of the Bible Part 1: The Branch of Jesse

Recently, I was reading an article that stated that trees were the most mentioned living creature in the Bible after humans. Doing some digging myself by looking up the words tree, forest, wood, branch, bough, oak, cedar, palm, and including items made from wood such as rod, staff, and cross, I found over 800 references […]

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