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A Prayer for the New Year

It’s been quite a year, for all of us. And though it’s not quite over, I thought this old Puritan prayer, from The Valley of Vision was fitting for us right now: “O Lord, We launch our bark on the unknown waters of this year: With Thee, O Father as our harbour, Thee, O Son, at our …

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This Is Where the COVID Lockdown Goes

Introduction For the most part, our church and the Church have been submissive and compliant regarding the government COVID lockdown. You, we, have done well, and are to be commended for our sometimes-difficult submission to the governing authorities Christ has appointed for us. And we may see restrictions further lifted soon. This is good news.  …

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What’s “Essential”

In order to effect the lockdown, many governments have categorized types of works as either “essential” or “non-essential”. This is because most governments, for a variety of reasons, have not quarantined only those who are ill or exposed, but everyone. This differs from the historic and Scriptural versions of quarantine (Lev. 13:45-46; 14:33-53). But my point …

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