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Honoring Authority

As creator of all things, God has the ultimate authority and he has given this authority to men to accomplish his purpose and good pleasure. This authority of man is always subject to God’s authority, and this is found in the Bible as God’s revelation of himself and his will for our lives. Read these […]

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The Work of Children in the Church

“Children have an important work to do in the church. It is not reserved for when they make confession of faith someday in the future when the they get to be 16, 17, or 18. However, the work of the children in the church is now, and that important work is this: to obey all […]

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The Fifth Commandment

“Not another article (sermon!) on the fifth commandment,” I can hear some of you say. It’s the same old thing over again: “Honor your father and your mother.” How many times haven’t we heard this? And you are right. You will learn nothing essentially new who endure me long enough to read this article through […]

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Obedience and Honor

Dear Mr. Engelsma, “I would like to know the difference between obedience and honor to my parents.  Isn’t there a time when I honor my parents, but do not have to obey them, e.g., when I move out of the house or get married?”   Your question (s) are of great importance and timely.  Important, […]

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Honor and the Promise

The motivation for writing this article arises from the observation that we need to remind ourselves of the meaning of the word “honor”. More importantly we need to remind ourselves how to honor. I have only to look at the numerous instances in my own life where I have failed to honor a fellow saint, […]

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The Other Side of the Coin

. .”For they verily for a few days chastened us after their pleasure.”  Hebrews 12:10   There are two sides to every story. Thus goes the adage. Many are such common proverbs which contain much truth in their very simplicity and homeliness. There are two parts in every covenant. Thus we read in the liturgical […]

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