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Daniel is a member of Southeast Protestant Reformed Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He wrote this essay for the 2003 Protestant Reformed Scholarship. What is the work of the pastor? When we ask ourselves this question we immediately think of the preaching, teaching, visiting, leading, and ministering work of the preacher. These represent the most […]

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Deceived on Purpose: the New Age Implications of the Purpose-Driven Church, by Warren Smith. Ravenna, OH: Conscience Press, 2004. 170 pages. $12.00 (paper) + $3.00 shipping. Available through Discernment Ministries, P.O. Box 254, High Bridge, NJ 08829-0254, (903) 567-6423, www.discernment-ministries.com. Have you ever seen yard signs in people’s front lawns asking if you were looking […]

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God-breathed Scripture (1)

Rev. Stewart is a missionary of the Protestant Reformed Churches to the Covenant Protestant Reformed Fellowship of Northern Ireland. This series is being reprinted with permission from the Covenant Protestant Reformed Fellowship website, http://www.cprf.co.uk/ Volume IX, Issues 7 & 8. In II Timothy 3:16 we read these famous words, “All scripture is given by inspiration […]

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Peace

The first ray of sunlight Is just peeking through— No breeze is yet stirring, The day is so new; The birds are beginning Their daily refrain; The dew cloaks the grasses; I stroll down the lane. I muse on the wonder Of all God has made; The sounds, scents and movement This moment displayed. Each […]

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The Discussion

Leo van Veen had been involved with the young people’s clubs of his church for several years. He was faithfully assisted by his wife, Astrid. They suggested organizing a kind of winter camp this year, involving five boys and five girls, who would like to take a break in the coldest part of the year. […]

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The Reformed Family

Andy is a member of Hudsonville Protestant Reformed Church in Hudsonville, Michigan. He wrote this essay for the 2004 Protestant Reformed Scholarship. Western culture more and more shows itself to be an enemy of marriage and the family. Astronomical divorce rates, remarriage after divorce, homosexual unions and now marriages, and the increasing disregard for the […]

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The Synodal Reformed Church of Goes

Goes is a well-known city in the Dutch province of Zeeland, on the former island of South Beveland. This Synodal Reformed Church (now part of the “Samen-Op-Weg” which is a union of Protestant but modernist churches) was built by the famous architect A. Rothuizen. The manse, in the forground, blocks a full view of the […]

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State Reformed Church of ’s-Heer Arendskerke

In the governmental archives of The Netherlands, the State Reformed Church of ‘s-Heer Arendskerke is mentioned as a monument of historical value, but without many particulars. The little town is situated not far from the city of Goes, in the western part of the former island of Zuid-Beveland that is part of the Dutch province […]

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What Am I?

I travel only one pace, But not by feet or fin. If all God’s creatures would race, There’d be no doubt I’d win. And I’m not only swiftest— No less and never worst, In time of all creation I was the very first. This order has a reason In all life’s sustenance, I’m proof from […]

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