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On Education and Religion

Samuel Cooper in his 1780 Sermon “On the Day of the Commencement of the Constitution” aptly ties faith and education together and reminds us what is at stake in the schools of our nation.  When faith is removed from schools … Continue reading

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What is needed for a national renewal?

Samuel Dunbar in his 1760 Sermon entitled “THE PRESENCE OF GOD WITH HIS PEOPLE” lays out a piece of wisdom in much need of hearing concerning the present and future of our nation.  Our future resides, not in messiah political … Continue reading

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Christmas in Geneva

“It seems that Christmas was usually observed on a Lord’s Day in Geneva rather than on 25 December. “There were two reasons for this, quite aside from the “Puritan fanaticism” to which it is usually ascribed. The working people of … Continue reading

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An Easter Poem by Zinzendorf

My Savior’s blood and righteousness That beauty is my glorious dress. Thus well arrayed, I need not fear When in His presence I appear. His incarnation, wounds, and death I will declare while I have breath; Until I see Him … Continue reading

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Abraham Lincoln on praying for national success

It may seem strange that any men should dare to ask a just God’s assistance in wringing their bread from the sweat of other men’s faces, but let us judge not, that we be not judged. The prayers of both … Continue reading

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Can we eat manna, have the wisdom of Solomon and pray down the power of heaven?

Whenever Christians read f the spiritual achievements and blessings of ancient Israel, we should know that these are fully restored to the church over which Christ reigns forever as king, and they will be perfected eternally when he returns in … Continue reading

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Motives for managing our families well

Here are more notes from Richard Baxter on what should motivate us to manage our families well and train them up in Christ.1. When we govern our families well, this is a major part of God’s government of the world. … Continue reading

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What the Death of Christ accomplished

When Christ died, “The Father and his Son intended by the death of Christ to redeem, purge, sanctify, purify, deliver from death, Satan, the curse of the law, to quit of all sin, to make righteousness in Chrst, to bring … Continue reading

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On Theological illiteracy

“Our theological currency has been debased.  Our minds have been conditioned to think of the Cross as a redemption which does less than redeem, and of Christ as a Saviour who does less than save, and of God’s love as … Continue reading

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Dietrich Bonhoeffer on Personal Devotions

The Word of Scripture should never stop sounding in your ears ad working in you all day long, just like the words of someone you love.  And just as you do not analyze the words of someone you love, but … Continue reading

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