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Psalm Singing – A Reformed Heritage

Excerpt from the pamphlet: “The Reformation and Psalm Singing.” The full pamphlet is available at Protestant Reformed Churches or http://www.prca.org/pamphlets/pamphlet_37.html. It is a well-known fact that God used the work of Martin Luther and John Calvin to restore the Word of God to its proper place. Who can forget the Diet of Worms, before which […]

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A Practical Teaching From John Calvin’s Works

When the occasion presents itself to study the many works of John Calvin, the great Reformer, you discover many outstanding teachings seldom thought of. The great struggle of the Reformation in which the defendants of the true doctrines of Scripture were constantly accused falsely, blasphemed and harassed, became the occasion on which they carefully studied […]

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Rev Jason Kortering

Rev. Jason Kortering was born in Holland, Michigan on January 15, 1936. His parents were Justin and Edith Kortering. Justin Kortering was a buttermaker who worked at the Artic Ice Cream Company. As a boy, Rev. Kortering enjoyed building models. Now he enjoys photography as a hobby. Rev. Kortering attended the Christian grade school and […]

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The Covenant and Baptism

I.   Baptism a Sign and Seal of the Covenant A.  What is the covenant 1.  A relationship of friendship between God and His people a.  James 2:23, “And he (Abraham) was called the friend of God.” b.  Hosea 1:10, “In the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people, there it […]

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Bearing Temptations

Temptation! The very word strikes fear in our hearts. They are the times in our lives when we as young people could make a terrible mistake. Some of these mistakes are terribly costly. It’s Friday evening, you are out cruising around with a car full of guys. Next to you at the red light, a […]

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Called to Faithful Church Membership

What does the church mean to you? Are you enthused about your church? Are you turned off? Are you glad where you are or do you complain a lot? This is what we want to talk about. The subject of the church tends to get a little complicated. This is true because we can look […]

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The Greatest is Love

One thing we surely can use more of is love. It makes such a difference. The tender hand of a mother as she washes the bloodied wound and gently bandages is love in action. Giggling children sitting on grandpa’s lap and cheering his aged soul is a personification of love. Ah, yes, it’s soon that […]

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Bearing Children Today

It used to be called a blessed event. Now one wonders. True, children are still born. Our hospitals have “delivery rooms” and the newspapers still report marriages, births, and deaths as usual. Yet, the fact remains that the average size of a household is below three for the first time in American history. The reason […]

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