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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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Taking Time to Care

Rachel is a member of Georgetown Protestant Reformed Church in Hudsonville, Michigan. This article was written as a senior writing assignment at Covenant Christian High School. The body of Christ has many members, each with a specific purpose. We read of this in Romans 12:4ff, “For as we have many members in one body, and […]

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Thoughts for Young Men

Thoughts for Young Men, John Charles Ryle (Moscow, 2002: Charles Nolan Publishers). Occasionally, while browsing through one of Grand Rapids’ fine Christian bookstores, I’ll come across a title I wish everyone would read. I don’t mean a thick volume—maybe less than a hundred pages—but one saturated with timeless truths and invaluable wisdom. Thoughts for Young […]

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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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