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Lord, make me to know mine end, and the measure of my days, what it is; that I may know how frail I am. Behold, thou hast made my days as an handbreadth; and mine age is as nothing before thee: verily every man at his best state is altogether vanity. Psalm 39:4, 5 We now stand at the end of 2012 and at the beginning of 2013. The time went by so very fast. It seems such a short time ago that 2012 began. One wonders how the days could so quickly pass. But they did. One realizes too that the...

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And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. I John 2:2 With this text we look at the amazing wonder of the love of God. So glorious, so marvelous, is that love, that human words fail. Yet some things must be said on the basis of God’s infallible revelation, Holy Scripture, in order that His saints may be encouraged and strengthened. When God’s saints know and confess that God’s love completely enfolds them, they experience a comfort and a safety that can be found in nothing else....

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Rev. Miersma is pastor of Immanuel Protestant Reformed Church of Lacombe, Alberta, Canada. This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: But if we walk in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. I John 1:5-7 The Word of life, Jesus Christ, the Incarnate Son of God....

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For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. Philippians 3:20 In this chapter Paul speaks of himself. He tells why he might have reason to boast in the flesh (vv. 5-6). He then says that all these things he counted loss for Christ (vv. 7-8). Paul’s righteousness is of God by faith (v. 9). Thus, he presses toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus (v. 14). We are to be followers of Paul’s example (v. 17) in opposition to those who do...

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Rev. Miersma is pastor of Immanuel Protestant Reformed Church of Lacombe, Alberta, Canada. And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone; In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord: In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.  Ephesians 2:20-22 Many years, in fact centuries, before the words of this text were penned, the inspired psalmist wrote inPsalm 87 which in versified form we sing in Psalter #238, Zion, founded on the mountains, God, thy maker,...

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Rev. Miersma is pastor of Loveland Protestant Reformed Church in Loveland, Colorado. After these things the word of the Lord came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward.  Genesis 15:1 As members of the body of Christ we belong to the church that is characterized as being both militant and triumphant. We know the former to be true because we are well aware of the fact that we are still in the midst of sinners. We look at ourselves and must confess that we have many weaknesses and frailties,...

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Rev. Miersma, is pastor of the Loveland Protestant Reformed Church in Loveland, Colorado. “…fear ye not. For thus saith the Lord of hosts; Yet once, it is a little while, and I will shake the heavens, and the earth, and the sea, and the dry land; And I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall come: and I will fill this house with glory, saith the Lord of hosts.” Haggai 2:5-7 We live in days when the nations of the earth are very unstable. There are wars and rumors of wars. The recession in the United...

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Rev. Miersma is pastor of the Loveland Protestant Reformed Church in Loveland, Colorado. But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honor; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.  Hebrews 2:9 In just a few days we will be observing, as the church of Christ, Ascension Day. This is forty days after the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. Most of the church world does not pay attention to this day, but if it were not for the ascension...

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Rev. Miersma is pastor of Immanuel Protestant Reformed Church in Lacombe, Alberta, Canada. Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, and put your trust in the Lord. There be many that say, Who will shew us any good? Lord, lift thou up the light of thy countenance upon us. Thou hast put gladness in my heart, more than in the time that their corn and their wine increased. Psalm 4:5-7 In but a little while, on the fourth Thursday of November, the citizens of the United States will celebrate Thanksgiving Day. Most will not experience the true joy of gratitude, because this...

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Rev. Miersma is pastor of Immanuel Protestant Reformed Church of Lacombe, Alberta, Canada. Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin. And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him: For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.  Hebrews 12:4-6 (Please read on through verse 11) Chastened of the Lord. This passage assumes that we are involved in a great struggle with sin and that in that struggle we are...

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