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Experience and understanding comes with years. Therefore, we love and honor and respect the older generation. Mr. Peter Kooistra of 1st Church, celebrated his 94th birthday on Christmas. Think of it! Almost a century lf living. Mr. W. Kooienga, member of our churches since 1924 and now a member of S. E., passed away Jan. […]

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Discouraged

So much is written now days about children. Questions are asked such as: is the child emotionally happy? Is he secure? Does he feel wanted? Do his parents accept him? These questions are asked by those who have made a study of children’s behavior. These people write much on child psychology. We do not need […]

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Creeping Corruption

As most every high school student of modern American Literature knows by heart: “The fog creeps in on little cat feet.” Whether poet Sandburg was writing only of the fog that occasionally envelopes his beloved Chicago, or of the fog that clouds one’s thinking, or perhaps to both, we can only speculate; for philosophers, theologians, […]

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Conventions…Good or Bad

There are things in life concerning which it may be axiomatically said that they are either true or false, good or bad. For example, this may always be said with respect to the truth of God as revealed in Christ Jesus in contrast to the heresies of men and the doctrines of devils. The former […]

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Competitive Sports Their Place in the Christian’s Life

We are living in a competitive age. Almost everything we engage in is associated with competition in some manner. Competition breeds forth organization. To be competitive an organization or individual must produce organized efforts. Sports are competitive in nature. The questions whether or not sports should be organized is very significant. Many people confuse the […]

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Chastening (Heb. 12:11)

I know not why His hand is laid In chastening on my life, Nor why it is my little world Is filled so full of strife. I know not why, when faith looks up And seeks for rest from pain That o’er my sky fresh clouds arise And drench my path with rain. I know […]

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A Protestant Reformed World and Life View (3)

Common Grace! What memories that term brings to the minds of those who are members of our Protestant Reformed Churches. For it was in opposition of this theory developed by the Christian Reformed Church culminating in the Synod of 1924 that is the main historical reason for the establishment of our denomination. In our discussion […]

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