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A Modern Parable About a Fool

Once upon a time, there was a young man (there was a young woman also, but I am more familiar with the young man). He was the son of believers; he was baptized; he was raised in a Calvinistic church, which preached that the end of all things is the glory of God; every day, […]

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The 46th annual Protestant Reformed Young People’s Convention, hosted by the young people of South Holland, IL will be held from Monday, July 28, through Friday morning, August 1, in South Holland and on the campus of Valparaiso University, in Valparaiso, IN. All Conventioneers will register at the Protestant Reformed Church in South Holland (16511 […]

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Discipline is no enemy of parental love for their children. Rather, love demands discipline, if this love for children reflects God’s love for His children. The experience of every believer convinces him of the truth of this, for the Heavenly Father disciplines every one of His children. Scripture teaches this emphatically. It is the powerful […]

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As a Father Pitieth (4)

A third characteristic of the friend­ship between Godly parents and their children is that it is a life of peace. The family-life of God, both within the Trinity and within the Church, is characterized by peace. This is an outstanding feature of the family-life sketched in Psalm 128. Father, mother, and children live together peacefully. […]

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As a Father Pitieth(3): Friendship

Our love for our children must establish friendship between us and them. This is what we must aim at and work for. This is the effect of the Godly love of believing parents, by the grace of the Holy Spirit. We are, and must be, our children’s friends. Life in a Reformed home must be […]

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As a Father Pitieth (2): Love

Taking God’s Fatherhood as the pattern, we will love our children. This is the heart of Reformed child-rearing—not authority, not discipline, but the love of our children. In love, we bring them forth and receive them from God; in love, we live with them; in love, we teach them; in love, we discipline them. For […]

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As A Father Pitieth (1)

How are we to rear our children? This is a question of great importance to many Christian parents, as is evident from the popularity of the various seminars on the family. It is an urgent question for us Reformed parents, be­cause of the Lord’s covenant with us. God is the God of our children, as […]

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Saved to Speak

Protestant Reformed young people and friends: To speak on behalf of the Lord God is a privilege. It is a privilege for you. I am going to remind you, tonight, that this is your calling, your duty. You may not be quiet. You must speak out. But it is also a privilege—something that you are […]

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Music in the Church (2)

“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.” (Colossians 3:16) OUR SINGING “Singing,” the Holy Spirit says, with reference to our teaching and admonishing one another is psalms and hymns […]

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