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Post-Nicene Western Fathers: Hilary, Ambrose, Jerome

Studying the ancient church fathers, young people learn important doctrinal and practical lessons. This has been our theme in 2023. Before concluding next month, we briefly note three men who shared two characteristics. First, they lived after the Council of Nicea (AD 325). Second, they served the church in western Europe; most men we studied […]

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Lessons From Father

When I close my eyes to recall my childhood memories I find myself standing in the middle of a forest on a warm summer day. The trees are rustling all around as the wind plays among the branches. The sun is rising steadily, chasing away the damp and dew of night. The forest is alive […]

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The Important Calling of a Father

A father, as a parent, has an important calling in this world. When considering the calling and responsibilities of a father, one can look to the example which God has set as our Heavenly Father. In Ephesians 4:6, Paul says that there is, “One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through […]

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My Father’s Cane

A year ago this morning, my Father passed away. Jesus often calls to Him those we most wish could stay. With family gathered round him, the tears began to flow, Then he told us just to ease our minds, how much he longed to go.   For he had been a soldier and walked the […]

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My Father

  My father would lift me and hold me up high To show me a scene or a parade passing by.                                                                                                                                                 My father would lift me and hug me so tight              When I’d scrape up my knees or I’d just had a fright.   My father would lift me; I’d sit on […]

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Christian Fathers

One of the goals of Christian fathers is to rear their children to the point of maturity, when he no longer is the controlling and ruling factor in their lives, but they control and rule their own lives through their own new man and the grace of God. In the book titled The Family by […]

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The Father’s Love and Child-like Faith

God has given His people a source of great comfort in the con­templation of the Father-child re­lationship that exists between Him and His people. This eternal relationship be­tween God and His people is often enriched, clarified and sweetened to the experience of the child of God by the picture which presents itself in the every-day […]

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Father’s Day

Amid the many days which are observed in this nation one which does not enjoy an excessive or notable amount of attention is “Father’s Day.”  I am not acquainted with its origin nor greatly concerned about its purpose.  It rather appears that it owes its continued existence and observance to the haberdashery shops and places […]

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