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The Lamb as a Shepherd

Never again will they hunger; never again will they thirst. The sun will not beat upon them, nor any scorching heat. For the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd; he will lead them to springs of living water. And God will... next...

Instructions in the Faith – Some Pages from the Past

This is the first half of an article reprinted from the July-August 1968 issue of The Outlook (then known as the Torch and Trumpet) in commemoration of the sixtieth anniversary of the founding of Reformed Fellowship, Inc. in April, 1951. The... next...

Teaching the Catechism

It is important to have a clear Biblical understanding of the answer to this question, for we have a tendency to lean toward the one or the other. Some assume it is the church’s responsibility, which produces the tendency for parents to... next...

Practical Tips for Learning the Catechism

On the first Sunday this year, I opened with interest a small insert in our church bulletin. It was a plan for a full year of family worship. I was excited. My many years of homeschooling have left me with an instinctive appreciation of ready-made... next...

Bible Studies on the Life of Abraham Lesson 15: Abraham, Sarah, and Hagar Genesis 21:8–34

The life of Abraham must have changed completely when Ishmael was born. Suddenly it became Abraham and Ishmael; Ishmael and Abraham; father and son; son and father. I am sure that on many afternoons Abraham could be heard saying, “Let... next...

Bible Studies on the Life of Abraham Lesson 16: The Ultimate Test or the End of Laughter Genesis 22

The great Jehovah had made great promises to Abraham and had also led Abraham through many periods of testing. Some of those tests he passed; some of the tests he failed, but in all of them he learned to lean more and more on the sovereign God... next...

Latter Day Saints: A Summary and Evaluation of Mormonism (2)

Mormonism and Historic Christianity: The Comparison Many Christian readers will already see a stark, dark, and deep difference between Christianity and Mormonism. There are many ways to approach this topic of comparing Mormonism and Christianity.... next...

Book Review: Christians Get Depressed Too

Book Review: Christians Get Depressed Too By David Murray ISBN: 978-1-60178-100-0 Published by Reformation Heritage Books (2010) $7.50 Statistics show that nearly 20.9 million American adults, or about 9.5 percent of the U.S. population age... next...

Looking Above A Series on The Revelation of Jesus Christ: The Everlasting Gospel Revelation 14:6–13

We sing these words often, but do we fully grasp their weight? What is it that separates the redeemed from the unredeemed? What is it that separates believers from unbelievers? What is it that separates the saved from the lost? What is it that... next...

URCNA Hymnbook Proposal: Gender-neutral Language?

In 1999, the Psalter Hymnal Revision Committee formed in 1997 was given the mandate to work on a new URCNA hymnal. Finally, after thirteen years, the Hymn Proposal [HP] was presented by the committee for approval by the 2010 Synod. The preface... next...
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