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The purpose of this article is threefold. First, to give readers a brief overview of the process of adoption from the perspective of couples who have adopted. Second, to present factors and issues with which par­ents of adopted children have to concern themselves. And, finally, to discuss the Scriptural references to adoption, both natural adoptions […]

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The Devil Came to Church Tonight

The devil came to church tonight — He came right in our car — And when we stopped here in our parking space, He whispered in our children’s ears, “Get out and race.”   Before the boys had gotten far That serpent said to me, “Now snap at them.” And so I did with sharp […]

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Youth, Remember Thy Creator

In Ecclesiastes 12:1 we read, “Remember now thy creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them.” Remembering our creator in the days of our youth is of vital importance and concerns each and every one […]

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Young People in the Church

What place do we as young people have in the church? Have you ever though about this question? Have you ever come to a conclusion? Do we as young people just tail along with our parents to church, because they make us or because it is traditional, because ever since we were young we were […]

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My Two Years as Youth Coordinator

What an experience! And what a way to close the term with a Young People’s Convention (35th), in which we helped celebrate the 50th Anniversary of our churches! What a group of young people bent on pushing instructors, leaders, and chaperones to the limit, only to see them sit down with you and discuss things […]

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Open Letter to Beacon Lights

Dear Protestant Reformed Young People and Families, What words can express the feelings we had when we attended your convention! I pray for guidance and wisdom needed to communicate to you all the wonderful blessings we received. Being practically the only young people (in age of course) in our mission at Houston, we were awed […]

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The Right to be Dependent

As growing and maturing Christian young people, we want to be more and more independent. That is good. That is part of growing up. Yet in the process of maturing and seeking independence we must be careful that we keep a proper spiritual perspective. Really, you know, we never become independent in the absolute sense […]

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Reflections of Young People’s Society

The thought crossed my mind over and over again. It was a Sunday after­noon, the room was full of young people, the Bibles were all open in front of them and they were involved in another society meeting. I just wondered how many would be here if the decision was left up to them. Was […]

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Some Thoughts on Using “You” and “Your”

In the last few years, there has been quite a bit of controversy over the use of “You” and “Your” in prayer. I would like to share some thoughts on this sub­ject. In the preface to the New Inter­national Version of the Bible, you read this: “As for the omission of the pro­nouns ‘thou”, “thee”, […]

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