Category: Moderator

Empowered By The Holy Spirit
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Empowered By The Holy Spirit

It was the 1940s, writes Ron MacDonald in the current issue of Friends Journal. “My white father who lived in Arkansas was visiting Michigan for a Methodist conference when he found his assigned roommate was a black man. Outraged, he thought about requesting a different room, asking himself how he could accept and room with a […]

A Ghost in the Family
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A Ghost in the Family

Have many of you thought much about the third person of the Trinity?

Imprinted in Meaningful Relationship
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Imprinted in Meaningful Relationship

I had just finished my weekly Sunday School class with the teens. I thought it had gone well. I was, I thought, biblical, witty, relevant, and connected with them giving a clear Gospel theme. I THOUGHT! But, as the last student left the room, he turned to me as he approached the doorway. He said, […]

The Imprint of Jesus
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The Imprint of Jesus

Commentators tell us that the Greek translation of imprint designates character. Character can be thought of in multiple ways.

In the Image of The Father
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In the Image of The Father

Crack! The familiar sound of a wooden bat – It’s a home run! And from one proud Dad in the stands, “That’s my boy!” As the last note fades and the applause builds to a crescendo, the singer takes her modest bow and one proud Dad on the front row says, “That’s my girl!” With […]

Imprinted With Love
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Imprinted With Love

My challenge for the coming year is that we develop a greater understanding of God’s imprint on us both individu- ally and corporately as His dearly loved children. God from the beginning of time has marked His own. He will at the end of time mark them once again as His own for all eternity. […]

From Scotland to North America
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From Scotland to North America

  The ARP and Her Confession By: William VanDoodewaard What does it mean to be a confessional church? Looking to our history helps us understand the role of our confessional standards. The Reformation-era roots of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church go back to Scotland, where shortly after the Reformation, the Church of Scotland adopted the […]

Press On!
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Press On!

In Chapter 15 of second Chronicles, we have the picture of Judah’s king, Asa, and his army returning victorious from their battle with the armies of Cush. God had granted a great victory. But the work of reformation in the land was not complete. You can look back to chapter 14:3 – “He took away […]

Church Government in a Confessional Church
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Church Government in a Confessional Church

Living as People of God  I teach church polity to seminary students, largely because it is a required course and someone has to teach it. I have no illusions about how (un)enthused most of them are when they sign up for the course. Almost all of them view it as the ‘I need this only […]

We Have A Confession!
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We Have A Confession!

“Peace, order and good government” is the introductory phrase of section 91 of the CONSTITUTION ACT, of 1867. This phrase states in general terms the scope of the legislative jurisdiction granted to the Parliament of Canada by Her Majesty the Queen. It is the governing principle of our government. The Constitution of the United States […]

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