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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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Being Bold in the Lord

As most of you, I was born and raised in a typical Protestant Reformed family. I was a member of South Holland Protestant Reformed Church (now Crete) and attended the Protestant Reformed grade school. We did not have our own high school yet, so my parents sent me to the local Christian high school. There […]

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Walking in the Light

If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: but if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. (I John 1:6-7). […]

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Being All Things to All Men

The two previous speeches (articles) reminded us of our calling to witness boldly by what we say to others as well as by how we live.  Those speeches focused on the message, and on the messenger.  We now direct our attention to one other factor in witnessing: the person to whom we witness.  That person […]

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1 Peter 5:8–9: “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about seeking whom he may devour: Whom resist steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.” The text chosen for the 2015 PRYP convention is a survival […]

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When you are travelling through lion country, you must be vigilant.  In June 2015, a young woman paid for her lack of vigilance with her life. She was visiting a safari park in South Africa. Reports suggest that she was taking photographs—with the window of her vehicle open. Tourists in nearby vehicles honked their horns […]

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Living as Lights in the World

Introduction The speech this morning revolves around one fundamental question.  It is a question that each one of you must face honestly and personally.  I say honestly because each of you must reckon with the fact that you stand before the living God of heaven and earth.  Do not in any way blow this question […]

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Armed For the Battle

The Battle We Fight Because the whole of the new dispensation constitutes the “last days,” there was a battle for the Christians to whom Paul wrote in Thessalonica, and there is today, and there will be until the end a battle for the young people of the church.  In these latter days, the days grow […]

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