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Crosses in the Churches

Dear Rev. Laning Here is my question, hopefully you can answer it. In examination of the movie the “Passion of Christ” and the Protestant Reformed stand against it, how, in light of the second commandment, do you view the crosses that we have in several of our churches? Are they a symbol that have a […]

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The Cross

My Savior bore His wooden cross, Up Calvary’s dismal hill. Without a word, without complaint, Quietly accepting the Father’s will. The crushing weight, the cuts and bruises, Abused, rejected, condemned to die. Bleeding from his crown of thorns, His hurt beyond my mortal mind. Each step He took was filled with pain, Each breath a […]

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Whence Glory?

Though I attain great learning And many tongues can speak, I’ve mastered all philosophies And still new concepts seek…   Though I, a first class artist Get all the world’s acclaim; I craft the greatest sculptures, Each painting brings me fame…   Though a king or ruler Have pow’r ne’er known before; My word is […]

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On Calvary

Come with me to Calvary To see the Suffering One. Jesus Christ, God’s Son. His pain and anguish, so intense; Alone He bears God’s wrath; Forsaken, though He’s done no wrong, He walks God’s chosen path.  It is for you and me He hangs In utmost agony Atoning with each drop of blood, From sin […]

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His Blood on Us

The frenzied mob, ferocious, fearing nought, Pressed closer, shouting for the life they sought, And raised their voices like a mighty flood, “On us and on our children be His blood.” The scarlet stains, on that spike-studded cross Where hung the bleeding body, with each toss Of pain re-echoed that rebellious cry Until it reached […]

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The Things We Must Know

There are three things that we must know Would we be happy here below: We must our sin and misery see. And how we can delivered be; True gratitude our heart must fill, Our striving be to do God’s will. God’s Word and Spirit must impart A knowledge of our sinful heart. Our lost condition […]

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The Cross Engulfed in Darkness

Luke 23:44 “And it was about the sixth hour, and there was a darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour.” That darkness was the speech of God at the cross. God’s voice prevailed over the land for three long hours. That speech of God was devoid of love and grace. It was God’s […]

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Glorying in the Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ

“But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Galatians 6:14 On Good Friday, we commemorate again in a special way the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ. Indeed it is fitting that Christian young people should set aside a day for such special celebration of this great […]

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Current Events and Comments

The daughter of Zion has rejoiced and the daughter of Jerusalem has shouted. Palm trees have been stripped of branches and coats have been laid for a carpet. “Hosanna! Blessed is He that cometh in the name of the Lord” were the shouts heard as one stood in the city of Jerusalem. Slowly, excited crowds […]

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Preaching Christ Crucified

I Cor. 1: 23-24 “But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumbling-block, and unto the Greeks foolishness; but unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.” There is that strong desire today to change the traditional forms of worship to God. Nor […]

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