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Keeping the Sabbath Day Holy

You might have heard in history class of General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson. You might know that he was a brilliant Civil War general. But did you know that he loved God? Did you know that he sought to keep the sabbath day holy in thankfulness for his salvation? On Sundays during the war, he worshipped […]

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A Feast Unlike Any Other

You can’t imagine life without him. Seeing your dad scoop up your younger sister in his arms and smother her with kisses while she giggles with delight and pretends that she wants to get out of his clutches brings a smile to everyone’s face. Maybe it’s playing catch in the backyard or burrowing into his […]

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Issue at Hand, July 2019

It was a poignant end to Bible study.  The adult Bible study of Byron Center PRC had just concluded its last class of the year by finishing with the last verse of Acts 14. The leader, Mr. Leroy DeVries, announced his relief that the class had made it through chapter 14, so the group could […]

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Believing the Permanency of Marriage (3) 

Many would say that it is a good thing when a marriage lasts for life. In fact, those who have remained married for a long time are sometimes interviewed and asked what their secret is. Indeed, many praise a long marriage. Few, however, confess that the marriage bond is always lifelong, meaning that even if […]

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The Needful Closet (3)

As we wrap up our discussion on personal devotions, let’s look at the second part of them: prayer.    If we were to ask ourselves how we truly felt about prayer, I fear many of us would answer that we merely feel an obligation to pray. We are afraid to neglect it because, as the Heidelberg […]

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2019 YP Convention Discussion Group Outline #1—The Signs of the Times  Rev. David Noorman    With a simple prophetic reference to the destruction of the temple (Matt. 24:2), the disciples’ minds immediately went to the end of the world, “Tell us, when shall these things be? And what shall be the sign of thy coming, […]

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Federation Board Update

As another year comes to a close for the Federation Board, we look forward to new members joining the board. This article serves as an introduction of our nominees for Spiritual Advisor, Vice-President, Vice-Treasurer, Vice-Secretary, and Event Coordinator. Rev. Eriks, Bryce Kooienga, Andrew Prins, Kelsey Kuiper, and Dana VanDyke finish their terms in a few […]

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The Daily Press

  July 8—Read Nehemiah 12   In this chapter, we have the dedication of the walls of Jerusalem. The ruins had been there for 150 years, and now they were finally being restored. The people had shown they were committed to the work. Many of them had committed to living in the run-down city, and they […]

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