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Sybil Mosely Bingham and the Challenges of Missionary Life in Hawaii

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 By Simonetta Carr - Posted at Place for Truth: Sybil’s admission to the mission field reminds me of a scene of a movie. She was asking for directions to her accommodations when a young man offered to take her there. The man, Hiram Bingham, was preparing to leave as a missionary to the Hawaiian Islands. He just had one problem: the mission board was reluctant to send unmarried people, and his fiancée had just broken off their engagement. Sybil was a school teacher dreaming of joining a mission. It was common then for young Christian women to seek “higher” service to God by marrying a minister, going to a mission field, or both. And there they were, in the same vehicle, both thinking of far-off fields. “I had taken cold by a night’s ride over the mountains,” Hiram explained, “and I wrapped a handkerchief about my neck, chin, and mouth, that cold evening, and this awakened ready sympathy in the sensitive heart of the young lady.” [1] Hiram had heard

Church History: Constantine the Great

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By Bruce Gore - Posted at YouTube: Direct Link:   Constantine the Great - YouTube

Psalms of Ascents: Psalm 124

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 By Rev. Neal Mathias - Posted at Sermon Audio: Psalm 124 KJV 1 If it had not been the Lord who was on our side, now may Israel say; 2 If it had not been the Lord who was on our side, when men rose up against us: 3 Then they had swallowed us up quick, when their wrath was kindled against us: 4 Then the waters had overwhelmed us, the stream had gone over our soul: 5 Then the proud waters had gone over our soul. 6 Blessed be the Lord, who hath not given us as a prey to their teeth. 7 Our soul is escaped as a bird out of the snare of the fowlers: the snare is broken, and we are escaped. 8 Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth.

The Israel of God and the Church

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 By Rev. Benjamin Glaser - Posted at Thoughts from Parson Farms: How the Continuity of the Covenant Shows Our True Family Good Morning, A couple of things as we get going this morning in our catechism lesson. First of all, you’ll notice that we skipped 31 and 32. Last week when I did number 13 I failed to add them into the post along with question 30. My apologies on that. Second, part of the my job in writing these is to convince you that it is worth your time to read them. That goal is going to get a little tougher admittedly as we turn into some of the more in depth content the Larger Catechism has to offer. The hope is that not only am I successful in that, but you really do get something out of these little letters of explanation. On that front let’s get into the three amigos for this week: Q. 33. Was the covenant of grace always administered after one and the same manner? A. The covenant of grace was not always administered after the same manner, but the administrations of it und

Why Reformed Christians do not and cannot affirm images of Christ

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By Neil Stewart - Posted at YouTube : Direct Link:  Neil Stewart on why Reformed Christians do not and cannot affirm images of Christ. - YouTube