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2 Timothy 2:2: And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also. Note: The first article, about preparing for and entering the seminary, can be found in the September issue of Beacon Lights.   Questions about the […]

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2 Timothy 2:2: And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also. Note: In early November 2019, Mr. Jim Regnerus, principal of Trinity Christian High School in Hull, Iowa, asked me to give a chapel speech to […]

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A Pastor’s Prayer for Young People

O blessed Father, the great God of spiritual Israel, of Thine elect over the whole world; we, raise this prayer especially on behalf of the youth of the church, who are Thy chosen, on whom Thou dost look with loving eyes of favor, for those in the strength of their youth—the covenant young people. Their […]

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Witnessing and Testifying of the Truth (3)

Speech at the Young People’s Convention, Redlands, 1999. In this final installment, Rev. Gritters gives us some practical helps for witnessing and testifying of the truth. PRACTICAL HELPS But still you say, “I don’t feel prepared to talk about creation, or life and death.” So I would like to give a couple of suggestions as […]

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Witnessing and Testifying of the Truth (2)

Speech given at the Young People’s Convention, Redlands, 1999. In the last issue, Rev. Gritters pointed out in his convention speech that our witness well may include at least four topics: Creation, Death, Life, and What God Has Done For Me. In this next part of his speech, he explains the real advantages of this […]

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Witnessing and Testifying of the Truth (1)

Speech given at the Young People’s Convention, Redlands, 1999 The theme that Redlands gave me to speak on tonight is “Witnessing and Testifying For the Truth.” The theme text is: “Be ready always to give an answer.” My theme fits in the text in this way: Last night Rev. Koole spoke about being ready to […]

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Biblical Marriage (3)

This article is adapted for young people from a speech given for Holland Protestant Reformed Church’s Evangelism Committee.   How do Christians behave to make marriage last? Young people, pastors know too many things that ruin marriages. Every minister and elder in our churches has seen so much sorrow in marriages, so much dishonor of […]

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Biblical Marriage (2)

This article is adapted for young people from a speech given for Holland Protestant Reformed Church’s Evangelism Committee. (I wrote last time that Christian young people want Godly marriages because the glory of God is at stake. Motives are everything. If we want a happy, Christian, marriage only because we want to be happy and […]

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Biblical Marriage (1)

This article is adapted for young people from a speech given for Holland Protestant Reformed Church’s Evangelism Committee.   For the glory of God and the peace of God’s people, the church’s young people seek godly marriages. God’s glory is first. Man’s happiness is second, based on God’s Glory. Miserable marriages of professing Christians bring […]

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Devotion to the Church

Conventioneers: Please read through the discussion outlines carefully before the convention. It will be helpful to spend a Sunday afternoon or evening studying the subjects. In this way, the discussion will be interesting and profitable for you. Have some answers written out ahead of time. In this outline, the questions are concentrated in the last […]

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Get Ready, Set, Married?

Get ready, set, what? Does marriage seem so far away that you don’t even think about preparing for it? You would like to be married some time (even though you wouldn’t tell any­one else)? You hope that it is God’s will that you marry? You want to marry the right way? Keep read­ing! So, you […]

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Contentment and Self Denial

I’m glad for the opportunity to speak to you this evening because of the subject that the host society chose. I believe that Christian young people live in one of the most difficult ages that the church has ever lived in. And I pray that you might be able to be content with your lives […]

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Shock Treatment

I’m sure that all of you have read of, somewhere, or seen on television, this scene: A man is brought into the hospital emergency room having suffered a heart attack, or having been under water for some time.  The frantic doctors and nurses are doing everything they can for the man—artificial respiration, injection of drugs, […]

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In Godliness

I’m very pleased that I have the opportunity to speak with you at this 1986 convention. I like conventions. I think they are one of the greatest opportunities that our young people can take advantage of. I’ve always said that if one young man and young girl of the same faith meet at a convention […]

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Social and Political Responsibility

I. Society A. Society is a collective group of people. 1. It includes all the people in a certain area or community. 2. Church members and non-church members are all included. B. But society is not simply a group of people who have no relation to each other;it is an organism. 1. The people in […]

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Remember the Sabbath

“And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from ail the work which he had made. And God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.” The above […]

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