The Game of Less

I was thinking about all the things I read online in 2016. One article stood out above the rest owing to its catchy title: My Mercedes Went to Missions. Written by Cameron Doolittle, Director of Generosity Path, the message he shares with his readers is both thought provoking and needful. He encourages Christians to love […]

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Cover to Cover

Bible

One of the most exciting things for me about New Years Eve is choosing my Bible reading plan for the coming year. Did you know that you can read the Bible cover to cover in seventy hours? That’s not the plan I chose for this year, but it is interesting. Some of my favorite blogs […]

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Consider Jesus

Covenant of Grace

I’ve been reading Exodus 4 – 6 in preparation for the next Sunday School lesson I’ll be teaching. In these chapters, God calls Moses to lead His people out of Egypt. Rather than having to search for Jesus and the Gospel in these chapters, the writer of Hebrews makes the comparison and then invites us […]

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Picture This

Derek Thomas

One of our favorite places to go each year is Michigan. Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary holds an annual conference at Calvin College around the theme of “The Beauty and Glory of. . .” This year it was The Beauty and Glory of the Christian Worldview. Theologians and pastors fill three days with numerous sessions on […]

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Dressing for a Wedding

Following the battle of White Mountain, Ferdinand II published an amnesty to all the Bohemian soldiers who would surrender their arms. The appearance of an amiable spirit towards the conquered continued for three months, catching many off guard who thought their only hope was to flee to another country. Then, in February of 1621, the […]

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Joy to the World

We rejoice today because our Savior came to make His blessings flow as far as the curse is found. Let earth receive her King!

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Light of Eternity

The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and he shall reign forever and ever. Revelation 11:15   Our church gathered this evening for our annual Christmas Eve candlelight service. Dr. Barcley’s sermon was entitled, “God’s Plan in Christ” from Ephesians 1:1-14. He showed how Christ is […]

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Job Description

Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men.  And being found in the appearance as […]

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Twenty-Seven Crosses in Old Town Square, Part 2

The battle began with the Catholic forces testing the Protestant flank. In the process, the Bohemian flank began to retreat. Although they did attempt to rally later in the battle, they were no match for Ferdinand’s troops. When all was said and done, the Protestants lost 4,000 men; Ferdinand only lost 700. Following the devastating […]

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Twenty-Seven Crosses in Old Town Square, Part 1

In the fifteenth century, Bohemia, the westernmost lands of the present day Czech Republic, experienced a spiritual reformation, blessed by leaders such as John Hus. Hus’s teachings continued to spread following his martyrdom, which troubled the Roman Catholic church greatly. By the early seventeenth century, the teachings of Calvin and Luther had spread throughout Europe. […]

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