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The Blessing of Elderly Saints

Over the past year I have had the opportunity to work at Sunset Manor and Villages, and I cannot say enough of how great of a blessing this job has been in my life. It’s hard even to consider it a job anymore. Yes, I am paid by the company, but I have been given […]

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Active in Fellowship

After the minister says amen and the service ends, I usually pick up my purse, shuffle up the aisle to shake an elder’s hand, and then work my way out of the crowded narthex until I can reach the spot where I normally stand and catch up with my friends. A few weeks ago, something […]

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Our Father and Friend

God is our Father and friend What a joyous thought In sadness our hearts He will mend With Christ’s blood us He bought What a joyous thought We must never be scared With Christ’s blood us He bought He has always for us cared We must never be scared For our loving Father is He […]

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Text Message From Our Covenant Friend

The bell rings for the end of class, and before the last tones are absorbed by the sounds of happy students free from the classroom, a number of students have made a beeline to their locker to check their phone for a text message or other form of communication from their network of friends or […]

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Instructed to Love and Hate

In Matthew 5:43-48, Christ instructs us to love our neighbor and in Psalm 139:19-24 instructs us to hate those who hate God. Seeing the Bible is inerrant and infallible, how do we reconcile the message in these passages? “Do not, O Lord, I hate those that hate thee?” “But I say unto you, Love your […]

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Strength Found in Unity

“For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ” (I Corinthians 12:12). A certain young man was in a dire predicament. He was in the middle of a vast desert, far out of reach of any other […]

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Friends

The doctrine of the covenant teaches us that life long bonds of friendship and fellowship are an essential aspect of life in the church. What role do our “good Christian schools” play in developing such relationships? Good Christian schools play a huge part with who our children become friends. By doing this, our children make […]

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Developing Friendships in School

The doctrine of the covenant lies very dear to the hearts of Protestant Reformed people. It is a doctrine that distinguishes us from most other denominations. It is a truth that we defended fiercely in 1953 in the face of much opposition, because the covenant is not a doctrine that can be compromised. And it […]

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Living According to God’s Will: In Friendship

As a young, maturing child of God, you have surely experienced the true blessing of God in the gift of friends. Who are your friends? What is a friend? Webster’s Dictionary gives us this meaning: “friend: (n) a person whom one knows well, and is fond of; an ally, supporter, or sympathizer,” and, “friendship: (n) […]

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