FILTER BY:

Rev. Rodney Kleyn is Pastor of Trinity Protestant Reformed Church in Hudsonville, Michigan. This essay was written for the Protestant Reformed Scholarship when he was a seminary student. Why preach in a Protestant Reformed Church? One of the main reasons, which especially the young male readers of the Beacon Lights ought to consider, is that […]

Continue reading

Teaching Christ in the Catechism Room

Rodney is a member of Southwest Protestant Reformed Church in Grandville, Michigan. A scholarship essay for 2000. Central to all catechetical instruction is the teaching and preaching of Christ and His cross. The reasons for this, the “why?” of teaching Christ in the catechism room, are two. First, Catechism is preaching, and second, covenant children […]

Continue reading

Parental Involvement In Christian Education

Rodney is a member of Southwest Protestant Reformed Church in Grandville, Michigan. 1999 scholarship essay. Parental involvement in every aspect of the Christian education of children is crucially important. It is so crucially important because of the covenant. Christian education is covenant education. It is also important because Christian education, properly understood, is parental education. […]

Continue reading

Watching Daily at My Gates

February 1 Read Proverbs 1:1-19. The Book of Proverbs is God’s book of wisdom. It is His book of wisdom for His church. As members of the church we ought to use this book. The usefulness of the Proverbs is pointed out in the opening verses of the book. We can use the Proverbs to […]

Continue reading

The Importance of Family Time

The family is under attack from the devil and from the world. The devil knows that the heartbeat of the Church is the cov­enant family. The devil knows that if he can abol­ish the family unit from off the earth, he has also rid the world of the Church. He is working hard at it. […]

Continue reading

Borrowing Money

“The rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.” Proverbs 22:7   Our text says: “The rich ruleth over the poor.” There are two classes of people mentioned here, the rich and the poor. Those who are rich are the upper class. This class, who have more in earthly possessions, […]

Continue reading

John Davenant (1576-1641)

The Canons of Dordt (1619) is the third of the three confessions in the Three Forms of Unity. It was formulated at the Synod of Dordt (1618-1619) in response to the rise, in the Dutch churches, of doctrines which were heretical and which contradicted the earlier confessions of the church, the Belgic Confession (1561), and […]

Continue reading

Why Go to Church?

It is the practice of Christians to go to church. But why? The answer to this lies in the very name Christian. What is a Christian? If you were to look in a dictionary the definition would be something like this: “a follower of Christ, pertaining to Christ,” or something of that nature. Who then […]

Continue reading