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Keeping the Sabbath Day Holy

You might have heard in history class of General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson. You might know that he was a brilliant Civil War general. But did you know that he loved God? Did you know that he sought to keep the sabbath day holy in thankfulness for his salvation? On Sundays during the war, he worshipped […]

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Our Mystical Union with Christ

Scripture often speaks of our union with Christ. It does this wherever it tells us that we are “in Christ.” The word “in” speaks of a union. If the branch is in the vine, then the vine and branch are united. So also, to be in Christ means to be united to him. And so […]

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Abiding in Christ as the Vine

In John 15 Christ speaks of the vine and its branches, where he is the vine and the disciples are the branches. Most of us are familiar with that figure, which emphasizes that faith is union with Christ. But there is another aspect of the figure that receives less attention: Jesus calls us to “abide” […]

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Sex and Union with Christ

Union with Christ is the profound and mysterious description of the reality of the elect believer’s gracious salvation. All men by nature are in connection with Adam. In Adam, all are conceived and born dead in sin. In Adam, all perish. In Christ, all his people are made alive. He is the last Adam, the […]

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My Son, Fear the Lord

Christian, let God’s distinguishing love to you be a motive to you to fear Him greatly. He has put His fear in your heart, and may not have given that blessing to your neighbor, perhaps not to your husband, your wife, your child, or your parent. Oh, what an obligation should this thought lay upon […]

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The Needful Closet (2)

In the last issue, we talked about the need for personal devotions. Let’s examine now the first part of those personal devotions—reading the scriptures. Our personal devotions should include a focus and meditation on God’s Word. Devotional books can be good but let us never forget the importance of reading the Bible itself. Only God’s […]

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I Will Sing With Understanding

1 Corinthians 14:15 Praise and worship music has become very popular in the church world at large. Recently I heard this song sung at a Protestant Reformed gathering. It’s About The Cross It’s not just about the manger Where the baby lay It’s not all about the angels Who sang for Him that day It’s […]

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The Proverbs 7 Woman

*This is the text of the speech given at a Young People’s Mass Meeting held in 2018. Introduction, Verses 1-5 In verse one Solomon tells us he speaks to his son. In the rest of the chapter we see he is speaking to his son about the “strange woman.” The strange woman is sexual temptation […]

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The world continuously increases in iniquity. All about us the ungodly rush with unbridled lusts to fill the cup of iniquity. A significant power for unbridling restraints on man’s lusts has been legalized in Canada and ten states in the United States. That power is marijuana. Marijuana is the product of the cannabis plant that […]

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Unknown

Of all the months of the year, none has greater significance for the church of God, has more to say to us, carries with it more sentiment, than this month of December, which is with us once again. How soon! How time does fly! First of all, first also in the minds of young and […]

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