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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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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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China and the Gospel

This summer, I went to China to do evangelism on a university campus with a group of college students from the Great Lakes region. For six weeks, I was immersed into a culture entirely different from anything I had ever experienced. The smells, food, cleanliness standards, language, and tremendous number of people reminded me daily […]

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The Needful Closet

Are personal devotions really necessary? The Bible is full of passages that call us to seek God regularly (1 Chron. 16:11), to meditate on him continually (Ps. 119:97), and to pray often (1 Thess. 5:17). The regular practice of personal devotions is one of the best ways to do these things. Jesus teaches the importance […]

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How Church History Brought Me to Christ

Christ promised his sheep would hear his voice and follow after him. His power to call his children and convince them to love and fear him knows no boundaries. This is just a humble attempt at showing my gratitude for his great love towards a sinner like me. I was born in Brazil to Lidia […]

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