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Teaching Christ in the Catechism Room

Rodney is a member of Southwest Protestant Reformed Church in Grandville, Michigan. A scholarship essay for 2000. Central to all catechetical instruction is the teaching and preaching of Christ and His cross. The reasons for this, the “why?” of teaching Christ in the catechism room, are two. First, Catechism is preaching, and second, covenant children […]

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Content In His Ways

Content in His ways? So often I’m not. When pain overwhelms, I oft rue my lot. When earthly friends fail, discontent rears its head; Why do they help others and not me instead? While others are wealthy, I scarcely get by; My labor seems futile, all things go awry. I’m awash with self-pity, thinking everything’s […]

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The Fourth Man (9)

A Story from the Time of the Afscheiding Translated by Rev. Cornelius Hanko Chapter 9 A Breakdown on Pentecost (The last chapter brought us to the cattle market and gave us a picture of the importance which market day occupied in the lives of the Dutch. We also met again our old friend, Aalte Boer, […]

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Rev Jason Kortering

Rev. Jason Kortering was born in Holland, Michigan on January 15, 1936. His parents were Justin and Edith Kortering. Justin Kortering was a buttermaker who worked at the Artic Ice Cream Company. As a boy, Rev. Kortering enjoyed building models. Now he enjoys photography as a hobby. Rev. Kortering attended the Christian grade school and […]

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Watching Daily At My Gates

July 1 Read Genesis 20:1-7 After the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, Abraham went south to a city called Gerar in the land of the Philistines. Once again this hero of faith fell into the same sin to which he succumbed in the land of Egypt by introducing his wife as his sister. As a […]

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Historians View Concerning the Beginning of Music

Now that we’ve covered what we know and believe to be true concerning the history of music. I would like to take the time to note what the world is busy philosophizing concerning their beliefs on the origin of music. What they are saying tends to be quite comical and even maybe that they’re unbelief […]

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Discussion Group Outline for the 2001 Young People’s Convention I.  Biology background A.  DNA 1.  Each organism (worm, mushroom, bacteria, dandelion, human, etc) is what it is due to the set of instructions each was born, hatched, or germinated with. These instructions or recipes are called DNA 2.  DNA can be thought of as a […]

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The Christian and Politics

Discussion Group Outline for the 2001 Young People’s Convention I.  Introduction A.  An area of Christian living and relationships we seldom discuss at length is that of the Christian and politics. 1.  Perhaps because the subject is often so controversial, that we think it best to avoid it. Or because we judge politics to be […]

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