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Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?… Matthew 6:25-32  The text speaks of something we all struggle with, worry. We get anxious about many things, including our physical needs. In Matthew 6:25,  Jesus tells us not to worry, saying, “Take no thought for your life.” As planting season begins, may this passage remind us to trust in our heavenly Father to supply our needs and...

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And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins. I Peter 4:8 First Peter teaches that Christ is our deliverer. This book addressed mid-first-century Christians scattered throughout Asia Minor. What Peter told believers then applies to us believers today. Chapter 2:24 states, “Who (Christ) his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.” By His payment for sin, Christ gained the right to work in us so that we “live unto righteousness.”...

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When the leading theologians at the Synod of Dordt are spoken of, Pierre Du Moulin’s name is not mentioned. While Du Moulin was not allowed to attend the Synod, God did use him to promote the Canons and to preserve the truth that has been passed to us. In the early 1600s, the Calvinist-Arminian controversy spread throughout Europe. The controversy was over predestination and related topics, such as free will and the extent of Christ’s atonement. The debate began in the Netherlands as a result of the teachings of Jacob Arminius. After Arminius died, his supporters summarized his views in...

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