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Shortly after the miracle of feeding the 5000 Jesus’ disciples stood at a crossroads. Would they continue to follow the Lord or leave like others had done (John 6:66)? Peter fervently declares he will stay because Jesus Christ has the “words of eternal life.” What are these words? Why do we need them?
Have you ever wondered what life will be like on the new creation? In this meditation on Rev 21:7, Dr. Van Vliet explores one aspect of eternal glory.
Christians have hope in Christ, not despair. But whoever seriously reflects on life apart from Christ ultimately finds only despair, and this is something Scripture also teaches us, especially in Ecclesiastes.
Reflecting on the ministry of Epaphroditus helps us to appreciate the fact that the Lord uses a variety of servants for the spreading of the gospel.
In this meditation, Dr. Van Vliet focuses on our inclination to worry about the future. Why do we not have to worry about tomorrow? And how do we resist our inclination to worry about what lies in store for us?
A meditation on the well-known command of the Lord Jesus Christ: do not worry. Is it wrong before the Lord to worry, or is worry just a natural part of life in this world? How does Jesus teach us to overcome the anxieties in our lives?
A chapel delivered by Dr. Jason Van Vliet in which he deals with the busyness of our lives. The Preacher offers another, more beautiful, and more encouraging view of time than we often have as we work to complete our many tasks.
In this chapel message, Dr. J. Van Vliet explores the implications of Isaiah 40:26 where the Holy Spirit reveals that our God knows all the stars by name. How many stars are there? And consequently, how many names does God hold in mind? And most importantly, what does this teach us about the glory and power of the God whom we serve?
November 11 is a day on which to reflect and to remember. Remembrance Day is a day that pushes us beyond the Reformed communities to which we belong and reminds us that we shine as lights in a big universe. It is a day that jolts us out of our daily routines, and it reminds us that life is a lot bigger than our personal deadlines and plans. These are the opening thoughts of Dr. Smith's meditation on Ecclesiastes 3:2, 8.