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Reformed Education

Young People, most of you have had the benefit of a solid, Reformed education in our Protestant Reformed Christian Schools. Do you value that education? In a time when the wicked of this world are wrangling over the poor schools in our land, does not the presence of our own schools inspire thankfulness in your […]

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Teaching Christ In Catechism: Why and How

Andy is a member of Hudsonville Protestant Reformed Church in Hudsonville, Michigan. 2000 Protestant Reformed Scholarship Essay. Catechism instruction makes up a large duty of the ministers in the churches. In preparing for the ministry of the Word, I need to see from scripture why Christ must be taught in catechism. This is necessary so […]

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The Shaping of a Christian Family

The Shaping of a Christian Family by Elisabeth Elliot. Published by Fleming H. ReveIl a division of Baker House. 215 pages ($10.00) paperback. Elisabeth Elliot unfolds for us a fine description of structuring a biblical, godly home in the midst of this unconnected world. This book will warm the heart and encourage our covenant families […]

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Rev. George C Lubbers (2)

After six years in the seminary 1928-1934, he was examined in the spring of 1934, before the Classis held in Oskaloosa, Iowa. He was declared eligible for the ministry and that summer he received calls from the PR churches of Orange City, Iowa, Rock Valley, Iowa, and Doon, Iowa. He accepted the call from Doon […]

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Watching Daily At My Gates

February 1 Read Proverbs 19:1-7 Jesus in His last days on this earth told His disciples that they had the poor with them always. Now He was telling His disciples to focus on His death as the only way to salvation, but He was also directing them to a very important fact. The poor are […]

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Psalter 336 – Watching and Eager Longing

This month we turn to Psalm 119:121-128 as it is versified in Psalter number 336. This passage follows the pattern of Psalm 119 in speaking about the statutes or laws of God. This section focuses on the truth that we are servants of God. David shows here how through mercy God teaches us His statutes. […]

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The Catholicity of the Church

Rev. Hanko is missionary/pastor of Covenant Protestant Reformed Church in Northern Ireland. Reprinted from the mission newsletter circulated in the UK by Covenant PRC. When the Apostle’s Creed refers to the “holy catholic church,” it is not referring to Roman Catholicism. Rome claims to be the holy catholic church, but is, in fact, neither holy, […]

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The Fourth Man (4)

A Story from the Time of the Afscheiding Translated by Rev. Cornelius Hanko Chapter 4 Staying in School Two boys with drawn faces and stiffly folded arms sat waiting for whatever would happen next. Fifteen minutes before this, the town clock had struck three and school was dismissed. For a little while the area rang […]

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It’s Time

Throughout life we live asking For each and every thing. For me the hardest part was waiting For everything plus what was in between. For so long I had wanted To find someone and fall in love, I even reached a certain point When I became impatient with God’s plan from up above. I wanted […]

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The Office of Pastor and Teacher

Rev. Hanko is missionary/pastor of Covenant Protestant Reformed Church in Northern Ireland. Reprinted from the mission newsletter circulated in the UK by Covenant PRC. The office of pastor and teacher (Eph. 2:11) is the third permanent office in the church. That it is an office requiring ordination is clear from I Timothy 4:14 and Romans […]

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