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Where are the Young People?

It is Saturday afternoon, July 20, 1985. The day is hot and humid, the water temperature of Lake Michigan is pleasantly warm. Perfect weather for a day at the beach! The Federation Board of Protestant Reformed Young People is sponsoring a beach party at North Shore in Grand Haven, Michigan. But. . .wait. . .where […]

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The Sins of Youth

Remember not the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions: according to thy mercy remember thou me for thy goodness’ sake, O Lord. Ps. 25:7 The sins of our youth; one would think sins committed and repented of years even decades ago would be long forgotten. We know God’s promise to His people that if […]

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Rejoice in Your Youth (2)

     Ecclesiastes 11:9: “Rejoice, O young man, in thy youth; and let thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy youth, and walk in the ways of thine heart, and in the sight of thine eyes: but know thou, that for all these things God will bring thee into judgment.” In a previous […]

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Rejoice in Your Youth (1)

Ecclesiastes 11:9   “Rejoice, O young man, in thy youth; and let thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy youth, and walk in the ways of thine heart, and in the sight of thine eyes: but know thou, that for all these things God will bring thee into judgment.”             The days of your […]

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Remember….

  Remember… Thy Creator, God, Who fashioned thee And gave thee breath to praise Him endlessly   Remember… In the days of youth That He is Wisdom, Light and Truth   Before thou find the days of youth have flown And sorrowing, turn to reap what has been sown. Remember.

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Singapore: Are the Young People Any Different

Just recently, Skip Westra from our Faith congregation in Jenison had the opportunity to visit Singapore during the young people’s retreat sponsored by the E.R.C.S.  My article stems from thoughts generated by Skip’s experiences and impressions from his visit.  I wish to compare life for young people within our churches in the United States to […]

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Respect for Authority

The fifth of the ten commandments enjoins, “Honor thy father and they mother that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.”  (Ex. 20:12).  The first five of these commandments follow the line of God’s unity, God’s spirituality, God’s holiness, God’s rest, and God’s authority.  That last, to […]

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The Teaching Task

You know just as well as most anyone else around you that today we live in a world of rapid fire, constant social change. Never before has so much happened to so many so fast. You cannot help but get the feeling that this world is headed on a mad dash to certain and absolute […]

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One-of-a-Kind Teens?

The Apostle Paul writes under the direction of the Holy Spirit in his epistle to the Romans in Chapter 12, Verse 2 that “Ye be not conformed to this world; but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect Will of God”. […]

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Open Letter

Dear Young People, It is late in the night and very quiet after the unwinding of another busy day. But regardless of the time, I would like to sit down and talk with all of you. Very often you are told and reminded that what you are doing, you should not be doing. What you […]

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