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Off on the Right Foot

School will soon begin. As with the beginning of anything, how we begin is so important for how things end. In those crucial seconds before the gun sounds, a racer wiggles his or her toes into just the right place with every muscle ready to spring into action at just the right moment. It may […]

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Rev. Jai Mahtani

In 1960, Rev. Mahtani was born on the island of Singapore in Southeast Asia. His parents, Murlidhar and Dhanwanti, had a Hindu upbringing in India and they moved to Singapore in the 1950s. As a boy, Rev. Mahtani remembers collecting butterflies and leaves as a hobby. He also was a Boy Scout and enjoyed hiking, […]

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Shari is a member of Faith Protestant Reformed Church in Jenison, Michigan. This article was written as a 2002 Scholarship essay. College is not simply about receiving an education. College is, or should be, an experience. When young people make a choice about which college they will attend, the decision is one of significance and […]

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Watching Daily At My Gates

August 1 Read Romans 4:1-16 In this series of meditations we will begin by taking a theme as it is set forth in Romans 4:13. We find that the apostle speaks in the context of the possibility of the forgiveness of sin being not found in our works. In contrast to works we are given […]

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Is Cool to Be a Christian?

I.  Introduction A.  For some time now there has been a popular trend relating to the way in which modern Christians display their faith and advertise Jesus to the world. 1.  That is by making use of some of the means of contemporary (“pop”) culture. a.  Walk into any Christian bookstore and you will find […]

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Dressing Modestly

Introduction Why do you pick out and buy the clothes that you wear? When you picked out a bathing suit this spring, why did you pick one and not another? Did you pick one because of how it makes your body look or because you were more concerned about modesty? Does the way you dress […]

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Taming The Tongue

Acknowledgement is given to Rev. Haak from whom some questions were gleaned in his Studies in James booklet. I.  In relation to our God A.  What are God’s purposes in us using our tongues?          1.  I Corinthians 1:18, Acts 8:12          2.  Psalm 19:14, Psalm 106:1, Ephesians 4:15 3. Others? B.  What is meant […]

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Study Proverbs This Society Season

Are you looking for a Bible study guideline for your Young People Society this year? Here is an idea for you. Study Proverbs using the guidelines and questions that we plan to publish each month. One of our ministers prepared this for his Young People’s group. Some of the societies have used this before and […]

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