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Baptism…Our Responsibility

The Psalmist invites the children of God to sing a new song unto God because of the marvelous things he has done. “Jehovah hath made known His salvation. He hath remembered His loving kindness and His faithfulness toward the house of Israel.” When we are privileged to witness the administration of the holy sacrament of baptism we […]

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Baptism…The Holy Spirit Speaks

When we go to church, we should go in the consciousness that we in the communion of the saints will meet God. We cannot expect, nor will we receive a blessing unless we behold God with the eye of faith and listen to what he has to say to us. We also speak to him, but […]

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Baptism

In the holy sacrament of Baptism it is not only the Father who speaks to us. The Son also gives us assurance. Assurance which every child of God craves. It need not surprise us that the assurance given by the Son also concerns the forgiveness of sin. This is the central message of the sacrament of […]

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Baptism

Baptism declares unto us that we in ourselves are unclean and therefore the objects of God’s wrath. God has emphatically stated:—“Cursed is everyone who remaineth not in all things that are written in the book of the law to do them.” The sacrament of Baptism is a reminder that we should not be in church as […]

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Baptism

Besides the regular elements in our worship on the Lord’s Day, there are special occasions, which bring delight to the pious heart. One of these is the administration of the sacrament of baptism.                   Those who understand the sacraments find in them a great deal of comfort. I say, […]

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“Sing Unto Jehovah…”

Congregational singing is a “must” for the Church of Jesus Christ when met for public worship. The people of God are and always have been a singing people. Even the Church Triumphant as depicted in John’s Revelation is heard singing “the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb” (15:3).       […]

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The Absolution in Public Worship

The congregation of believers in its confession of sin is a delight unto the Lord our God. God finds a deep satisfaction in his own work. And the congregation which comes before him with a true and sincere confession of sin and an acknowledgment of its unworthiness to stand before him is God’s handiwork. We should be at […]

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