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Stalingrad   At the time of this writing, Stalingrad has withstood thirty days of constant and destructive siege.  The big question that almost everyone is asking is, “Will the Russians be able to hold the city?” and “How long will they be able to continue in the face of such a terrible assault?” Whether or […]

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Hope

Summary of a speech given by Rev. Hubert DeWolf reported by Miss Ruth Dykstra.   It is my duty to call your attention to things of a serious and spiritual nature. I will call your attention to the Christians hope. Notice the meaning, the object and source, and the certainty. Hope is exclusively the possession […]

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Beware of the Roaring Lion

There are not very many people who are not afraid of a lion. I’m sure that we would not open the door if we were aware of the pre­sence of a vicious lion that was waiting there to devour us. And yet, from the spiritual point of view, we are in exactly that danger. There […]

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About Our Work in Canada

That people are basically all alike and that no matter where one goes, he meets the same kind of people that he meets at home, is a fact which undoubtedly most of us have discovered long ago. That was also our experience when we were in Canada; we met a good, many people there and […]

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Fellowship in Christ

Summary by Grace Theule At the mass meeting of our seventh annual Young People’s Convention Tuesday evening, Aug. 19, l147, Rev. H. De Wolf spoke on the topic: Fellowship in Christ.  It was the central theme of our Convention which emphasized the blessed fellowship God’s people really experience when they are of the same mind […]

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Delinquency

Wait a minute! You ought to read this! I know, you’ve heard so much about that subject that you are probably inclined to say, “That’s ancient history.”  And, without realizing it, you are saying more than you intended to say.  It certainly is “ancient history”, as old, I should say, as the human race itself.  […]

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To Our Boys in Service

Grand Rapids, Michigan August 1946 Dear Fellows: In the absence of your regular correspondent, I have been asked to write this letter. I’m glad to have this opportunity to write you, although I have been pondering for some time just what I ought to write about. To write about home and the things that happen […]

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Steadfastness

Always to do the will of God, to turn neither to the right nor to the left, to be immoveable, to maintain the right and denounce the wrong, to fight without faltering, to shine as a light in the midst of darkness, to speak the truth in love but fearlessly, to follow without flinching, to […]

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Serve Him with Gladness

Scripture repeatedly admonishes and exhorts us to serve the Lord. The very fact that the Word of God always exhorts us to do this implies a fact which we cannot very well escape or ignore.  It implies that we don’t do that and are not of ourselves inclined to do that.  Scripture paints a very […]

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The Hidden Blessing….

Jim and Hank, as they were affectionately called by the rest of the family, were brothers and two boys more alike you would probably never find.  Being the sons of a farmer, they were typical outdoors boys with all the interest and unbounded enthusiasm which any normal lad possesses.  Especially did they love the sport […]

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Indifference

Very bad, indeed! Yes, it is and one finds a lot of it nowadays, especially among the young people.  In fact, it is so apparent that people talk about it quite often.  There seems to be a spirit of indifference and carelessness which reveals itself in an attitude of “I don’t care” in respect to […]

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Christmas in the Heart…

It will soon be Christmas again. Simply as such there isn’t anything unusual about that and we surely don’t have to announce the coming of Christmas as though there were any danger of it passing unnoticed.  It is hardly conceivable that there should by anyone at all in our country who could be unaware of […]

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Remember Now…

It seems as though there are always some people who do not want young people to act like young people and seem to regard youth’s enthusiasm as the “proper work of the devil.”  Consequently, they are always bewailing youth’s manner of life and predicting all kinds of dire results. Personally, we do not agree with […]

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For or Against

Jim was a nice young man. Bill and Bob were also nice fellows. And the three of them had been friends for many years. They lived in the same neighborhood and were the same age. And since they had gone through School together and were always in the same classes, it might be expected that […]

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True Service

We often speak of the boys in the armed forces as being in service. Everything about them, their dress, training and manner of life, indicates that they are enrolled among those who have been called to serve their country in this present crisis. And of course, the boys themselves know this better than anyone else. […]

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Who Knows?

Every Christian will confess that it takes a continual struggle to put his Christianity into effect. This is undoubtedly due to the fact that the things which are seen always seem to contradict our faith. Moreover, we are earthly and natural. It is not so much a lack of knowledge that makes it difficult to […]

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Coming After Jesus

Everyone will admit that if we are to come after Jesus, we must know Him. For we are to come after HIM: not after a Jesus of our own imagination, who after all is only an idol, but after Jesus Who is truly the Christ. We must therefore know Him as He is. He alone […]

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A Light Upon Our Path

Have you ever had to go out at night and walk down some dark street or road? Have you ever been out when the night was so dark that you actually couldn’t see your hand when you held it up before you and therefore had to feel your way around? Or have you ever come […]

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Responsibility

Everyone has what we call a sense of responsibility. However, life teaches repeatedly that everyone does not have the same sense of responsibility. With some this sense is very keen, with others it is dull. And then again, some have a very acute sense of responsibility in respect to some things and are very broad-minded […]

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What Will It Be?

What will it be? The question looks to the future. It is therefore a question that is often asked by almost everyone. The conditions and circumstances of life are so varied and its problems so numerous and involved that we find ourselves asking this question over and over again. And that is especially true at […]

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Admonition: A Discarded Practice

There was a time when Christians could admonish one another in the spirit of true love. But it seems as though that isn’t possible anymore in the day and age in which we live. And that is not due so much to the fact that the Christian isn’t able or willing to admonish the other […]

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In the Strength of Youth

It is a wonderful thing to be young, in every sense of the word. For youth is strong and energetic, strong of body, mind and will. It is undoubtedly for that reason that youth is the envy of old age. Surely you have seen how the light will gleam in the eyes of the old […]

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About the War

About the War According to the latest reports the Allies are gaining on all fronts.  We are told that the island of Sicily will soon be completely in our hands.  That means that Italy itself will soon be invaded, in the event at least that it does not capitulate.  The Allies are constantly calling on […]

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Prosperity

Prosperity You undoubtedly remember that only a few years ago, while we were supposed to be suffering a depression, people were always saying “prosperity was around the corner.” And then some wit would usually remark, “Yes, but where’s the corner?”  Well, there’s no doubt now but what we have found the corner.  Just when and […]

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In Memoriam

In Memoriam.              Worthy of brief comment is the passing of our beloved Rev. W. Verhil.  It is not our purpose to write a eulogy; we simply wish to make a few comments.  Rev. Verhil was one of the first to graduate from our own theological seminary.  He is also the first of our ministers […]

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