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Grow in Grace and in the Knowledge of Christ!

Right now you may be sitting at the kitchen table or in your favorite chair. Look out the window. Perhaps you see the brilliant colors of spring, the beautiful white of the dogwood trees and the rich colors of the tulips. Open your front door. What do you hear? Most likely you hear the birds […]

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1997 PR Scholarship Essay Computers are the wave of the future, and now, with the emerging popularity of the Internet, the computer industry is growing and expanding by leaps and bounds. Everyone, it seems, is investing in computer equipment and software in order to be online or to benefit by the other conveniences that computers […]

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He Will Be There

When troubles come, and block our way, When fears tear apart the day, When we rest and when we pray, He Will Be There,   When our greatest hopes fail, When we become sick and pale, When we sin, and when we’re frail, He Will Be There,   Help us Lord, when we fear, As […]

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The Wedding Day

The marriage of Onno and Renate was not a “do-it-and-think-about-it-later” matter because they were not that kind of people. They had a good Christian background and there were married brothers and sisters on both sides. There had been numerous discussions and carefully organized preparations with all their friends and relatives. With the experiences of others […]

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Does the PRC Think They Are the Only True Church?

Question I have been trying to find out more about the Protestant Reformed Church, in particular, what the difference is between the CRC and the PRC. Is the fundamental difference the idea of grace, common or elect? At one time I remember hearing something about how the CRC to the PRC are the unbelievers? Is […]

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WWJD

Dear Editor As time and space is amply permissive, please allow these comments. Thankfully, magazines as the one you currently produce still gives voice to the Reformed faith. It behooves me, as a confessing member of a Protestant Reformed Church in the Grand Rapids area, and also as a member of the Universal Church of […]

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The Song of Zion

A Psalter-Psalm Devotional of Praise to Our Sovereign Covenant God May 1 Read Psalm 93 Psalm 93:1-2 Do you confess that Jehovah is from everlasting? Do you acknowledge Him as king? These two verses are full of absolute statements. We need to acknowledge such absolutes and then live out of them. When we do this, […]

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Psalter 44 — The Safeguards of Prayer

We turn this month to a versification of Psalm 20 entitled “The Safeguards of Prayer.” This Psalm is believed to be written by David near the end of his life, and reflects what he has learned through his life about prayer and God. We notice in this Psalm the confidence that David has in God’s […]

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The Sabbath: A Perpetual Covenant

What a wonderful command God has given His church in the fourth commandment! It is one that believers cherish and enjoy keeping! “Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy.” This is the one commandment that Jehovah repeated just before Moses came down from Mt. Sinai. “Wherefore the children of Israel shall keep the Sabbath, […]

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Martin Bucer (1)

If we would ask anyone to name the key Reformers of the Reformation, it is doubtful that Martin Bucer would be named. Unlike Luther, Calvin, and Zwingli, Martin Bucer has no Protestant group which directly claims him as their spiritual father. As a result, he has never received very much attention by historians. However, interest […]

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The Thomas Church of Stanhope

England came in its history already early under the influence of Christianity (about 300 after Christ), but it got really visible shape after the arrival of the missionary Augustinus, the first bishop of Canterbury (596). Because he came from Italy, the British bishops who were there already, refused to cooperate with him. But he was […]

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Whosoever Will

Book by Herman Hoeksema. Reformed Free Publishing Association, Grandville, MI. 164 pages (paper). The title of this book is based upon the words of a hymn, the chorus having the words: Whosoever will may come. Whosoever will, whosoever will; Send the proclamation over vale and hill; ‘Tis a lover Father calls the wand’rer home: Whosoever […]

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Different Stars and Planets

Michael’s brow creased with concentration as he hung the last planet in his solar system display. He had worked long and hard on the school project, hoping to earn not only an “A”, but also a chance to enter his display in the regional science fair contest. But there was only one problem. No matter […]

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