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December 27, 2019

Confidence in God's word

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Abraham "is the father of us all" (Romans 4:16), because "the promise that he would be the heir of the world was not to Abraham or to his seed through the law, but through the righteousness of faith" (verse 13). Abraham received that promise while he was still uncircumcised (verse 12). (more…)

December 20, 2019

Do we have a wrong perception of God?

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There is a mentality among some Christians that says that whenever something bad happens to us, God is punishing us for our sins. This mentality is not new — it has existed for centuries. (more…)

December 13, 2019

When you think that you have problems

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Hymn number 207 in the Dutch hymnal, "Er is Vrede in Mijn Ziel", is also sung outside our church. Some might think that this hymn is a somewhat sentimental song of praise to God. The background of the author reveals something entirely different. (more…)

December 6, 2019

How far are we from Philadelphia?

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Unfortunately we live in a world of moral compromises in the areas that really matter. Standards are falling everywhere and values are decaying. It is a process that has been going on for some time. The result is that we live in a world where the problems simply do not go away. (more…)

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