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Covenant young people, friends and lovers of Jehovah’s covenant: I’m delighted to have the opportunity to address you at this your convention, especially in light of your theme: “Jehovah’s Covenant With Us.”  How unspeakably beautiful is God’s Covenant—that intimate bond of love and fellowship that God Himself makes with His own children.  How utterly amazing […]

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Rev. Michael De Vries

Rev. Michael De Vries hails from “the tall corn state” of Iowa. He was born on July 31, 1953, during very troubled times in the Protestant Reformed Churches. He was born in Oskaloosa, Iowa, the first child of Vernon and Marilyn De Vries. He and his family were originally members of the Pella Protestant Reformed […]

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Pitching Your Tent Toward Sodom

The back door slammed shut with a loud bang. “Mom, you won’t believe it! I’ve been offered a fantastic job with a corporation in Garden City! It’s just what I’ve been hoping for—an excellent position in my field! Look at the salary and benefits package they are offering me! Why, I’ll have my student loans […]

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Introduction: Perhaps, as young people, we are inclined to consider the history of 1924 as irrelevant for us today. Of what value is “dry and dusty” history of several generations ago? Is there anything in that history that is applicable to our modern times? I would emphasize that if we are to be faithful members […]

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Decadence

The word “decadence” is from the Latin decadere, “to fall down or away, hence to decay.” Webster defines it as “a process or state of decay or deterioration.” A recent essay in TIME Magazine entitled “The Fascination of Decadence” explores the concept. It notes that the word can be used to mean many different things. […]

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My New Pastoral Work

“Feed the flock of God which is among you….” I Peter 5:2a As a young minister, one immediately feels the awesome responsibility to Jesus Christ in connection which one’s care of the congregation. Christ commissioned Peter to “feed my sheep” and “feed my lambs” (John 21:15-17). This commission is given to every minister of the […]

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The Dead Sea Video Tapes

The above title is not original with this writer. “The Dead Sea Video Tapes” was the title of a lecture given in 1976 by a certain Malcolm Muggeridge. His series of three lectures, given at the London Lectures in Contemporary Christianity, was published in this country by Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. under the title […]

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