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Missions Abroad

Some years ago in Vancouver, B.C. I conducted a Bible class in a bookstore owned by a Mr. Don Robertson, an elder in the Free Presbyterian church there. One day as we were talking he told me how as a little boy in Scotland his father had taken him to the seashore when the tide […]

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Taxes…With a Purpose

“And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed. (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, […]

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Rev. Bernard Woudenberg

Rev. Bernard Woudenberg was born to Bernard and Lucy (Hanko) Woudenberg on February 16, 1931. He was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in the old First Church area and he was baptized by Rev. Hoeksema. He attended Baxter Christian School as a boy. This school was located in the First Church area. More […]

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Praying For the Peace of Jerusalem

“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee.  Peace be within thy walls, and prosperity within thy palaces.  For my brethren and companions’ sakes, I will now say, Peace be within thee.  Because of the house of the Lord our God I will seek thy good.”   Psalm 122:6-9 Jerusalem was always […]

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No Other Gods

John Calvin once described the inner motiva­tions of people in this way, “The poor yield to the rich, the common people to the nobles, the ser­vants to the masters, the ignorant to the schol­ars; but there is nobody who does not imagine that he is really better than the others. Everyone flatters himself and carries […]

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The Ten Commandments: No Other Gods

John Calvin once described the inner motivations of people in this way, “The poor yield to the rich, the common people to the nobles, the servants to the masters, the ignorant to the scholars; but there is nobody who does not imagine that he is really better than the others.  Everyone flatters himself and carries […]

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Topical Bible Study

What is the best method to follow in society Bible study? This is always a question, even a problem each time we set up our society programs. To begin with, the one thing that we must realize is that method of study is not the most crucial issue. Far more important than method is the […]

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The Beauty of Creation

Having just moved from the great Northwest, I have been asked to write for you an article on the beauty of creation. It is certainly true that the northwest comer of our country, and particularly the northwest comer of the state of Washing­ton, in which Lynden is located and where we were privileged to live […]

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A Day and the Life of a Minister

I have been asked to write an article on the subject, “A Day and the Life of a Minster,” My first reaction to this title was to suppose that it had been misstated, and that what really was meant was “A Day in the Life of a Minister.” What then would be called for would […]

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True Child of God

THE TRUE CHILD OF GOD   In conclusion, Paul now points our attention to the one that is excused before the law of God and acceptable in His judgment, At this point circumcision is introduced as representative of the belonging to the law. It was the boast of the Old Testament Jew. His participation in […]

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Romans 2

INTRODUCTION In Romans Paul is treating the relationship between the Jews and the Gentiles who were dwelling together within the sphere of the early church. In the first chapter of this epistle, he has described the repulsiveness of the sins which were to be found among the heathen Gentiles. He realizes, however, that this may […]

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Taxes…With a Purpose!

“And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed.  (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, […]

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Inspiration and Infallibility

The word “inspiration” is found only once in the New Testament Scriptures.  It is the well know passage, “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.”  II Tim. 3:16.  The word here is very fitting and meaningful.  Literally translated it means “God […]

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An Open Letter – A Protestant Reformed High School

Dear Young People: Recently it has been announced in our churches of the Grand Rapids area that plans are well on the way for the establishing of a Protestant Reformed Christian High School. The reactions to this announcement have been many and varied. Undoubtedly also among you this announcement did not go without notice. At […]

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Marriage and I Corinthians 7

The subject of this article as it has been given to me is rather broad. To treat the subject completely, therefore, would be quite impossible within the limits of this short article. If there should be some who find this topic to be of special interest to them, we would refer them to the very […]

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Thanksgiving for Youth

Youth is a time of high hopes and aspirations. Youth is a time of dreams, plans, and preparations. This is no reason for surprise. It is but natural that the young person, a young man or a young woman, should have a forward look. The youth stands at the close of his childhood. His childish […]

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The Star That Spoke

Have you ever found yourself on a clear, moonless night gazing upward at the stars? The stars can be so very impressive. One moment they will look like so many precious gems scattered carelessly against the background of a black velvet sky. Or again they will remind one of the many lights of a distant […]

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