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Letter to My Grandchildren

Dear Grandchildren: In my last letter to you last July I mentioned that we cannot imagine the boyhood of Jesus. I have been thinking about that again and have tried to learn more about it. There is a scarcity of details in the Bible of our Savior’s childhood; just a few remarks here and there […]

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Israel Remembered in Covenant Mercy

“He hath holpen his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy, as he spake to our fathers, to his seed forever.” Luke 1:54, 55 There are times in the history of God’s people when the mighty deeds of God are exceedingly manifested in their faithfulness and love! Such were the days of the nativity of […]

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Mary

In the first place in this article, I must apologize for being late in answering some of your questions. I believe I have all things sorted out, so that you should be receiving a steady stream of answers to your questions from not on. I have about five or six questions waiting for answers now, […]

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You Shall Call His Name Jesus

“And you shall call his name ‘Jesus’” – Matthew 1:21 Soon it will be the time for our Christmas programs and celebrations. We will not hold “mass” as the name “Christmas” originally meant in the Romish church. We will use the word uncritically and put new wine in the old bottles; we will celebrate the […]

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Silhouettes of the Cross

Christmas is a time of joy, of fulfillment, of promise. But the True joy of Christmas is not to be found in the birth of Christ — though that is hope promised. Rather, the true joy of Christmas is found as we look through the nativity star to the cross — which is hope fulfilled. […]

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No Room in the Inn…

“…and laid Him in a manger: because there was no room for them in the inn.” Luke 2:7a Each time that Christmas comes these words seem to strike me with great force. These seem at the same time so pathetic – yet so blessed. The thought also occurs to me: has the world changed since […]

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John 19:17 – 20:18

LESSON LX. Jesus Crucified (John 19:17-25) The Crucifixion ns such, vss. 17, 18. Immediately after the sentence has been pronounced Jesus is led away to the place of execution. Generally the con­demned one had to carry his own cross, or at least a part of it. Jesus must carry all of it. John omits the […]

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The Plan for Redemption

God did not first conceive of the plan of Redemption after the fall of man. Indeed, the mediator of the covenant of grace was ordained and anointed already from eternity. He was appointed as an offering before the foundations of the world, and the church was already from that time chosen. For that church He […]

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