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The Wiles of the Devil

…that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.” Ephesians 6:11 Since there are chiefs among the elect angels, we should not be surprised to learn that there is at least one chief among the rebel angels. The only being of this kind whom Scripture specifies by name is he who is called […]

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Dead in Trespasses and Sins

Devotional Studies in Ephesians “And you did he make alive, when ye were dead through your trespasses and sins, wherein ye once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the powers of the air, of the spirit that now worketh in the sons of disobedience; among whom we also […]

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Sealed With the Spirit

Devotional Studies in Ephesians “…in whom, having also believed, ye were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, which is an earnest of our inheritance…” Ephesians 1:13, 14 Twice in this epistle Paul speaks of believers as “sealed” (cf. 4,30). A similar statement appears in II Corinthians 1:21, 22. In legal documents the seal is placed […]

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“…in whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our sins, according to the riches of his grace.” Ephesians 1:7 “In whom” refers to Christ, “the beloved” (vs. 6). Jesus, the beloved Son of God, is also the beloved of our souls. He is the chief among ten thousand and altogether lovely. The purpose of […]

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Blessed Be God!

“Blessed be the God and father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ; even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blemish before him in love: having foreordained us unto adoption […]

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Saints

Devotional Studies in Ephesians …to the saints that are at Ephesus end the faithful in Christ Jesus: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.”  Ephesians 1:1, 2 Paul addressed this epistle to the “saints and faithful at Ephesus.” Perhaps it was intended to be circulated among other churches in Asia Minor. […]

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Is It Really Possible?

It is readily acknowledged by almost everyone that there are differences of opinion on doctrinal matters in Reformed circles. One such difference concerns the Sovereignty of God. In the Christian Reformed Church Dr. James Daane has for some years been dealing with various phases of this precious truth. The reader may note particularly Daane’s articles JIl […]

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1957…in the Key of C

The year of the great Centennial has begun. It is the Centennial of the Christian Reformed Church. It is to be a year of Celebration. Not only the membership of this denomination is concentrating on this grand event. The eyes of the church world in general arc on the Christian Reformed Church in the year 1957. […]

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May You Have Christmas

Grandpa took Carol an his knee and said, “I’m going to tell you a Christmas story.” Carol was delighted. Grandpa was a wonderful story-teller. And Christmas was coming in a few days. Carol was six years old. This was Grandpa’s story. There was a rabbit that we shall call Hopper. Hopper loved to eat grains of […]

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