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The Sermon on the Mount

Outline XIII Fasting   Matt. 6:16-18—“Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you,They have their reward. But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash thy face; That thou ap­pear not […]

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The Possibility of Possessing it!

Summary of a Convention Speech given by Rev Peter De Boer reported by Marilyn Vos.   The topic given to Rev. De Boer was: “The Possibility of Possessing the Power of Godliness”. He spoke at the banquet of our convention. The speaker posed the following ques­tion: How may I, a covenant youth, be Godly? First […]

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The Easter Garment

Easter is the time of new garments.  Fifth Avenue in New York has its Easter Parade: Los Angeles has a similar show of new finery and spring array.  Every church building on Easter will offer its display of new hats and coats and other things. Garment, new garments!  Many of them.  Thousands upon thousands.  Ad […]

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Sunrise Services

Easter morning.  Bright and early, before the sun rises above the eastern horizon, people will be going in their cars to join in one of the annual “sunrise services”.  Not all, but many at least. Not far from Redlands, in the neighbouring city of Riverside, a crowd climbs Mount Rubidoux.  There the first sunrise service […]

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Do You Know?

Do you know that more money has been spent last year in our fair country for liquor than was spent for education in all its branches?  Though we cannot on the basis of Scripture teach prohibition, nevertheless, it is well in this “drinking age” to remember the words of Scripture warning against the misuse of […]

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Welcome to our Veterans

In the name of our consistory and church it is my privilege to welcome back into our midst our returned servicemen.  They are by name: John Bouma, Everette Franken, John Kimm, Marvin Paauwe, Abel Vander Veen, James Vander Veen, Andrew Van Voorthuyzen, Everett Van Voorthuyzen and I add the name of Clifford Doney.  These nine […]

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Little of it

Repeatedly one hears reports that at present there is in the making, or that there already is, a great religious awakening throughout our nation, a revival of interest in things spiritual, a real “back to God” movement among civilians and members of the armed forces alike.  Many, so we hear, that had forsaken God and […]

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Better Not to Come Back

Under the above caption I read an article in a religious paper that, to my mind, contained sentiments with which we ought to agree. The article had reference to those of the church that are in the service of their country, away from home and regular church life.  It emphasized that there are things that […]

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Faithful from the Outset

“But Daniel purposed in his heart, that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king’s meat, nor with the wine which he drank: therefore he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself.” Daniel 1:8. An immediate temptation! An immediate temptation faced Daniel and his three friends […]

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Bible Outlines

Outline 30 MANASSEH’S WICKEDNESS AND REPENTANCE 2nd week of May II Chronicles 33:11-13—Wherefore the Lord brought upon them the captains of the host of the king of Assyria, which took Manasseh among the thorns and bound him with fetters, and carried him to Babylon.  And when he was in affliction, he besought the Lord his […]

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Hebrews 11

Outline 26 A PARTING GLANCE IN THE HALL OF THE HEROES OF FAITH 2nd Week of April Heb. 11:35b-39—and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection: And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment: They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were […]

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Hebrews 11

Outline 22 THE PASSAGE OF THE RED SEA 2nd week of March Heb. 11:29—By faith they passed through the Red Sea as by dry land: which the Egyptians assaying to do were drowned. By all means reread the narrative as told in Exodus 14. A MIGHTY MIRACLE The Lord deliberately led Israel in their exodus […]

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Hebrews 11

Outline 18 MOSES HID BY FAITH 2nd week of February             Heb. 11:23—By faith Moses, when he was born, was hid three months of his parents, because they saw he was a proper child; and they were not afraid of the king’s commandment. Compare Exodus 1 and 2:1-10. Moses is one of the most illustrious […]

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Hebrews 11

Outline 14 ABRAHAM SACRIFICES ISAAC BY FAITH 2nd week of January             Hebrews 11:17-19—By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son, of whom it was said, That in Isaac shall thy seed be called: Accounting that God was able to […]

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Hebrews 11

Outline 10 ABRAM’S SOJOURN IN THE LAND OF PROMISE 2nd week of December Heb. 11: 9, 10- By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise: For he looked for a city which hath foundations, […]

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Hebrews 11

Outline 5 ABEL’S BETTER SACRIFICE 1st week of November Heb. 11:4:- “By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh.”  Compare also Gen. 4. As the writer of Hebrews 11 […]

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Hebrews 11

Outline 1 INTRODUCTION 1st week of October             The material of our Bible outlines for the coming season deals with the impelling and challenging chapter of Hebrews 11.  The present outline is of an introductory nature, and will consist largely of information regarding the background and setting of this chapter, material that ought to be […]

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Hebrews 11

Outline 1 INTRODUCTION 1st week of October The material of our Bible outlines for the coming season deals with the impelling and challenging chapter of Hebrews 11. The present outline is of an introductory nature, and will consist largely of information regarding the background and setting of this chapter, material that ought to be quite […]

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Parables

Outline XXIX THE TALENTS For the parable refer to Matt. 25:14-30. The Gospel according to Matthew alone makes mention of this parable. Some interpreters consider the parable of the pounds, given in Luke 19:11-27, to be identically the same as this of the talents. It must be admitted that there are various points of similarity, […]

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Parables

Outline XXV THE TWO SONS For the parable consult Matt. 21:28-32. The Story The parable speaks of a father who had two sons. The father ordered his sons to labor in the vineyard, “Go work today in my vineyard”. When he said this to the first son, the son rudely and emphatically said, “I will […]

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Parables

Outline XXI THE UNPROFITABE SERVANT For the parable read Luke 17: 7-10. Strictly speaking the contents of these verses can hardly be called a parable. The usual introductory words “the kingdom of heaven is like unto’’ are altogether absent; besides, the parable does not even say “a certain man had a servant”, or something similar. […]

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Parables

Outline XVII THE PRODIGAL SON Read Luke 15:11-24—This out­line will deal with the portion of the parable treating of the prodigal son while the next outline will be devoted to that part of the parable that tells of the attitude of the elder son. The Chief Lesson Together with the two preceding- parables of the […]

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Parables

Outline XIII The Barren Fig Tree For the parable read Luke 13:6­9. For the setting, one ought to read the first five verses of the chapter, and it would be well to read the preceding chapter, espec­ially from vs. 41 on. The Story: In this parable Jesus tells of a fig tree a man had […]

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Parables

Outline IX The Unforgiving Servant: With this parable begins the study of what we have called the second group of parables. (See the Beacon Lights of September). The parables thus far studied were spoken first, and all treated of the origin and growth of the kingdom. This group was spoken second, af­ter the sending out […]

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Parables

Outline V The Mustard Seed Matt. 13:31,32 Before you go on with this out­line, you ought to read, besides the above-mentioned passage, also Mk. 4:30-32 and Lk. 13: 8, 9. These two passages also give the parable of the mustard seed. The various writers give the story in slightly different words due to the fact […]

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