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August 2003 Young People’s Convention

The Loveland Protestant Reformed Church in Colorado hosted the Young People’s Convention this summer. It was held just outside of Estes Park, at the YMCA of the Rockies. The theme was “Surrounded by God.” This theme was chosen because just as the mountains surrounded the YMCA and conventioneers during the entire week at convention, so […]

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The World’s Greatest Fashion Show

Rachel is a member of First Protestant Reformed Church in Holland, Michigan. This article was written as a senior writing assignment at Covenant Christian High School. I wake up, roll out of bed, and drag my half-awake body over to my collection of clothes that are overflowing my closet. I pull out a pair of […]

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Moving: God’s Will in His Children’s Lives

Lori is a member of Peace Protestant Reformed Church in Lansing, Illinois. First place winner in the Beacon Lights writing contest (high school and younger category). As she sat on her bed hugging her old, love-worn teddy bear, Jordyn thought about what had just happened at the supper table. “Well,” her dad had said with […]

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Antithetical Trees

The righteous man is likened to a tree— A lively tree. The tree produces fruit in quantity For all to see. The fruit that man produces is a sign— A sign of health. The righteous man is given by His Lord A lavish wealth. He learns to love God first, his neighbor too— His light […]

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Study Proverbs This Society Season

Study for Week #9: The Hateful Talebearer (Gossip) Texts from Proverbs: 6:16, 19; 10:12 (How do we cover sins?); 11:9, 12 (Note the opposites here!), 13; 16:27, 28; 17:9; 18:8; 20:19; 25:9, 10, 23; 26:20 Questions to help “the word of Christ dwell in you richly:” In your own words, define gossip. (What are the […]

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Fishing Report

It’s the end of June. The steelhead have followed the alewives into the fifty foot water about a half mile from shore. I am sitting on a bluff at 5:30 in the morning overlooking the Port Sheldon harbor between Holland and Grand Haven on Michigan’s west coast. I have been counting the boats that have […]

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Watching Daily At My Gates

November 1 Read Hebrews 11:1-12 During the month of October, we had the privilege to meditate on the holiness of God. During the course of this month we shall see that the holy triune God is sovereign over all. In this connection, we are going to utilize to a large extent the work of Arthur […]

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Arminianism (9) Man: Sick or Dead?

We have already considered the Arminian corruption of the truths of predestination and the atonement. Now we will move on to the Third and Fourth Heads of Doctrine of the Canons which deal with the corruption of man, his conversion to God, and the manner of his conversion. Since this head of the Canons covers […]

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God As Our Protector

Young People’s Convention Speech, Loveland, Colorado, August 15, 2003. I wish to begin by expressing my sincere appreciation to the Loveland congregation and the Young People’s Society. On behalf of us who visit your fair state, I thank you for the countless hours of hard work you put into this convention. We truly appreciate all […]

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Thomas Cranmer

In this old engraving you see the English reformer Thomas Cranmer in the Cathedral of Canterbury, opposite the Roman Catholic Bishop of Dover, preaching against the mass, after the death of the reformed King Edward VI (on July 5, 1553), whose sister Maria was a fanatic follower of the Pope. Cranmer went a long way […]

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Guards

“What did you have to sign in church, Dad?” Henry’s father took his hand while they walked back home from their Sunday worship service. The air was cold, but the sun felt warm on their faces as they went. “It was the Formula of Subscription. Every new office bearer must sign it when he is […]

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