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The Triumphant King

So that’s your king upon yon tree Between two malefactors hung? A sorry sight it seems me Your song of victory won’t be sung!   Is he the one who claimed to be The Son of God who in flesh came? His vaunted power I fail to see, Where is the strength of his great […]

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Little of it

Repeatedly one hears reports that at present there is in the making, or that there already is, a great religious awakening throughout our nation, a revival of interest in things spiritual, a real “back to God” movement among civilians and members of the armed forces alike.  Many, so we hear, that had forsaken God and […]

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Better Not to Come Back

Under the above caption I read an article in a religious paper that, to my mind, contained sentiments with which we ought to agree. The article had reference to those of the church that are in the service of their country, away from home and regular church life.  It emphasized that there are things that […]

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Golgotha Gazers

So that’s a king?  That miserable figure on the cross?  Naked and hanging between two malefactors?  And that crown of thorns on his head?  What practical jokers those Roman soldiers!  And before they led him out to be crucified they made sport of him.  They spit in his face and buffeted him; and others smote […]

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Our School

Something about our school in general.  At present we have eight grades and thirty-three pupils.  This group is separated and we have four grades in one room and four in the other.  There are sixteen pupils in the first four grades and seventeen in grades five to eight.  Thus, quite evenly divided. When school began […]

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A Calling to Instruct

It was indeed a surprise when a call came from Redlands congregation urging me to instruct their youth in the truths of Scripture.  I, being torn between the desire to stay home near relatives and friends and the desire to labor among God’s children, found myself in a very difficult situation to make a decision.  […]

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Growth

I suppose if one were to write on the above-named subject in general, one could write a volume.  Obviously, however, that is not my intention.  But I wish to express a few ideas on the growth of our churches and that more specifically on the numerical growth of our Protestant Reformed Churches. We as churches […]

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Sketch

As I have only been in the land of sunshine for a short length of time, and therefore do not as yet know too much about California, I will nevertheless try to write something concerning the beauty, scenery and climatic conditions of the great western state. Our Church in Redlands is situated on the northern […]

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The Protestant Reformed Hour

Every discussion about a thing will best proceed from an investigation of the name which it bears, for the name ever sizes and presents the most distinctive features of the thing.  In the name we have the true declaration of the innermost nature.  So too, the name Protestant Reformed.  When the name “Protestant Reformed Churches” […]

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To Our Boys in Service

Dear friends in uniform, so many miles from home, I’ve been asked to write you a letter, and that in the form of a poem: Some of you I have never met; but believe me when I say, I consider it a privilege to write you a letter today.   I am sitting at my […]

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Letters from Our Boys

Philippines Dear friends, Here I am some place in the Philippines.  Had a wonderful voyage, all is well, our food was excellent and I’m very happy.  Just imagine being around civilization again and the people understand our language!  I’m very glad to be here and it’s very safe, so please don’t worry at all. One […]

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Who Am I?

The tenth of March, in the year 1908, marks the date of my birth in that part of Grand Rapids formerly known as “The Brickyard.” I attended the Baldwin Christian School and was a member of the Dennis Avenue Christian Reformed Church during the years preceding 1924. In 1921, I had completed my primary instruction […]

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Acts

Lesson LVI Paul Before King Agrippa Acts 25:13-26:32 The Occasion (25:13-17) 1.  The General Occasion, vss. 13-22. King Agrippa and Bernice come to pay the new governor, Festus, a visit and also to welcome him and thus to gain his favor.  After some time Festus tells Agrippa of the remarkably interesting case he has on […]

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My Friend Flicka & Thunderhead

My Friend Flicka & Thunderhead by Mary O’Hara. These are two books which belong together; the second one is a sequel to the first and is written about the same people and some of the same horses.  Both Flicka and Thunderhead are horses belonging to Ken McLaughlin who was the son of an army captain […]

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