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Secret Recesses of the Heart

The Canons of Dordt are often considered heavy stuff. Pretty doctrinal. Not easy to understand. Good for ministers and the more mature members of the church. But some think it to be out of reach for the common pew-sitter—and especially for young people. It is true that the Canons of Dordt are doctrine, that is, […]

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Jehovah

Jehovah The Alpha, Omega The Beginning and End. My Lord, my Friend. The Giver of Salvation, The Author of Life The One who leads me Through sorrows and strife. My Strength, my Rock, My fortress sure His mercy and love Forever endure. My God, my Prophet, Priest, and King His praises forever I will sing. […]

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Receiving Christ

Young people, have you received Christ? This is an important question for all to ask themselves. First however we must be clear about the question itself. I do not intend the question as so many in the church world today intend it. I do not ask if you have accepted Christ. I do not even […]

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Called To Be Saints

Could there be a greater blessing Ever given mortal man Than to know he has a calling, One that’s even higher than That of angels, who attend him- Though they heav’nly creatures be— They protect sons of the Father— Sons and daughters—you and me. Oh, how great a love has bought us While in filth, […]

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Proclaiming Joy

How do you feel when someone gives you something? Not just anything, but something you desperately need? Most of us don’t even know what it means to desperately need something. Most of us are quite well off. A good portion of us have never truly felt a need for something—or have we? Let’s think back […]

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Jonathan and David attend the Protestant Reformed Mission in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where their father is missionary. Jonathan & David submitted this essay in 10th grade Bible at Trinity Christian School. Christ’s salvation began from eternity and will only be finished when He comes finally to bring us to glory. Christ’s salvation is taking place from […]

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Witnessing and Testifying of the Truth (1)

Speech given at the Young People’s Convention, Redlands, 1999 The theme that Redlands gave me to speak on tonight is “Witnessing and Testifying For the Truth.” The theme text is: “Be ready always to give an answer.” My theme fits in the text in this way: Last night Rev. Koole spoke about being ready to […]

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A Precious Jewel*

* Reprinted from the Standard Bearer, vol. 47, pp. 255- 257.  They were neighbors. In fact, they had lived next door to each other for over forty years. It could be said that they got along quite well, even during those years when the children did the usual damage to lawns and gardens—and to an […]

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Rejoice with Joy Unspeakable and Full of Glory!

Christianity is not meant to be boring, drab, or restricting. It’s not a set of rules that we have to follow. It’s not “don’t do this,” and “don’t do that.” Christianity is meant to be enjoyable! Sometimes we make Christianity boring and restricting, but it doesn’t need to be that way. Christ has saved us […]

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