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Watching Daily At My Gates

May 1 Read Jeremiah 32:16-19; Belgic Conf., Art. 1 There is only one God! Is that your confession people of God? Do you believe that with the heart and confess it with the mouth? That is quite a statement for us to make! Do we really believe that? Do we live lives that confess that? […]

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Affliction For Our Profit (1)

We sing in various Psalter versifications on Psalm 119 that affliction is for our profit. That affliction is for our spiritual good is a confession unique to God’s people. In this article and the next, we will examine the theme of affliction in the light of God’s word. We hope to answer a number of […]

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Armor of Light

Eric wrote this as a senior writing assignment at Covenant Christian High School in Grand Rapids, Michigan. “And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us […]

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Springtime

The calendar says it’s Springtime You can smell it in the air. The scent of rain and fresh plowed earth, God’s creation has new birth. The trees are starting to bud Some with blossoms, oh so sweet! Soon their leaves will all be seen In the many beautiful shades of green. The crocus are all […]

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Rev. Martin VanderWal

On August 5, 1964, Rev. Martin VanderWal was born in Zeeland, Michigan. He is the son of Henry and Janice VanderWal. He lived in Jenison, Michigan until he was five years old and then moved to Zeeland, Michigan. Rev. VanderWal attended Borculo Christian School in Zeeland, Michigan, and then attended Allendale Public High School. He […]

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Tattoos

Prof. Hanko is professor emeritus of Church History and New Testament in the Protestant Reformed Seminary. This article was originally published in the Covenant Reformed News (October 2002, vol. 9, issue 6). Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the Lord (Leviticus […]

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Watching Daily At My Gates

The parables of Jesus will be the topic of our meditations this month and we will try to treat one each day. We realize that it is quite impossible to do full justice to them in this fashion. However, we will focus on the main thrust of each parable and if your interest has been […]

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Federation Board Activities

Brad is a member of Hudsonville Protestant Reformed Church in Hudsonville, Michigan. He is the current treasurer of the Federation Board. The purpose of the Federation Board is to guide and unite the Protestant Reformed Young People’s Societies in order that they may continue to grow in faith and doctrine. The members of the Federation […]

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The House of Orange

This photograph was made in the Dutch royal palace (Noordeinde), The Hague, on February 7, 1926, the day that Queen Wilhelmina was married 25 years with Prince Hendrik van Mecklenburg-Schwerin. Their daughter, Princes Juliana is the mother of the recent Queen of The Netherlands, Beatrix. The Prince died in 1934; the Queen in 1962. During […]

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The Oude Kerk

This big Dutch Church of the State Reformed Congregation of Amsterdam was built in 1306. It was followed, a century later, by the “Nieuwe Kerk” which became more important because it was close to the Royal Palace (built by Jacob van Campen in 1648–1655). Amsterdam began in the thirteenth century as a fishermen’s village until […]

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One Man Against the World (5)

In the summer of A.D. 325 the Council of Nicea brought men of the church together from all over the world. Their task? To write a creed stating the true nature of Jesus Christ. It would be a creed that would stand for centuries as basic doctrine of the church of Christ everywhere. It is […]

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