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The Beginning of Knowledge (2)

Last time, we briefly considered some teachings and practices that are not characterized by proper fear of the Lord. We saw that godly fear is different from the fear of pure dread or terror that the world has. This attitude is not Christian or godly because it does not draw us closer to God. Said […]

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Witnessing & Persecution

Melissa is a member of Hudsonville Protestant Reformed Church in Hudsonville, Michigan. She wrote this essay for Church History at Covenant Christian High School. Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my names sake” (Matthew 5:11). There are a lot […]

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Something to Think About (Genetic Engineering)

Having just graduated from Covenant in June, this past young people’s convention, which I attended, was probably my last. Holland PRC, the host congregation, chose several topics for discussion groups and sectionals. One of the larger and more controversial ones was the area of genetics and how we as Christians should respond to new advancements. […]

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He Is God!

“Choose you this day,” said Joshua, Then boldly he avowed That he himself and all his house Would testify aloud: Jehovah: He is God! The ark of God was captured By Philistines, who were shown That Dagon would be crushed before The God Who reigns alone. Jehovah: He is God! Upon the mount of Carmel […]

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Watching Daily At My Gates

December 1 Read Exodus 10:1-6 The fearful plague of thunderings and hail had ceased, and once again we read that Pharaoh hardened his heart. This was sovereignly ordained by God, for He instructed Moses to go again to Pharaoh in order to reveal to him and all people the power of God. Moses then describes […]

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The Apostolic Age of Music

Can you imagine – they had Christ right with them to guide and direct their worship each step of the way! They had Christ showing them directly how to worship His Father—their Father and our Father! How blessed they were in the apostolic age! We too are blessed in the same way. God has given […]

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Rev. Ronald Van Overloop (1)

God gave Gordon and June Van Overloop a baby boy on February 13, 1949. I was baptized by the Rev. Gerrit Vos as a member of Hudsonville Protestant Reformed Church. For the first four and half years of my life I lived on 84th Street in Byron Center, Michigan (just a block away from the […]

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Post-High Bible Study

Jodi and Andrea are members of Faith Protestant Reformed Church in Jenison, Michigan. You may have seen “Post High” meetings announced in your bulletins. This group meets the last Sunday of every month at Faith Protestant Reformed Church in Jenison, Michigan, and is open to anyone out of high school wanting to have a biblical-based […]

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One Final Coming of Christ

Rev. Hanko is a minister in the Protestant Reformed Churches. Reprinted from the Loveland PRC newsletter. There are those who believe in more than one personal and visible coming of the Lord Jesus Christ before the end of the world. Both Premillennialism and Dispensationalism teach multiple comings of Christ contrary to the clear testimony of […]

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State Reformed Church of Westeremden

In the Northeastern part of the Dutch province of Groningen you find a quiet village with the name Westeremden, which is part of the town of Stedum. When this village came into existence, probably more than 2000 years ago, it lay at the seaside and the people lived of catching fish. However, inch-by-inch, the sea […]

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December 20, 1545

On this Sunday, the 20th of December in 1545, the sun rose over the hills and towns of Germany as it always had. In the city of Heidelberg its rays reflected off the river, illuminating the majestic steeple of the Church of the Holy Spirit, while a little farther up the hill the towers of […]

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