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Rev. Wayne Bekkering

I was born in 1942 in Wyoming, Michigan. My parents are George Bekkering and Julia Woodruff. My parents are divorced and are both remarried. I lived in Byron Center, Michigan until I was eight years old at which time my family moved to Howard City, Michigan, where I lived for the next ten years. During […]

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Dating- Leaving Father and Mother

I. Introduction A.  Godly young people must be careful and serious in all of their life. 1. This is true especially in dating and marriage. 2. Dating is serious because it is the usual means that one uses to find the right wife or husband. B. This subject is a good one for our Convention. […]

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Choosing Friends

I.   The Importance of Friends. A.  God has created us in such a way that we need friends. 1.  Friendship is a reflection of the covenant relationship of God. a.  Within Himself God enjoys the bond of perfect friendship between the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. b.  God’s people enjoy the bond of God’s friendship […]

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How to be Humble

We live in a day of easy “how to’s”: how to do this and how to do that. But we often find that the things that are presented as easy either are not, or that they are not worth doing. Nothing good comes easy. Satan’s lie is always — the easy way or short cuts. […]

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Purpose or Calling

The passage that I want to call your attention to is found in Luke 21:34-36. “And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares. For as a snare shall it come on all them […]

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Gift Giving in the Light of the Gift

Soon it will be Christmas and we are already in the midst of the rush to buy gifts for everyone. Stop with me and let us consider this subject for a while. Do you have a problem with our custom of gift giving? Now I do not mean the problem of not knowing what to […]

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Our Shining and God’s Glory

The theme of the Convention for this year is a very timely and important one. I like especially the last subdivision of that theme, namely “Our Shining and God’s Glory” because I am glad to see our young people concerned with the all-important idea of God’s glory. The glory of God is ultimate, that is, […]

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The Right to be Dependent

As growing and maturing Christian young people, we want to be more and more independent. That is good. That is part of growing up. Yet in the process of maturing and seeking independence we must be careful that we keep a proper spiritual perspective. Really, you know, we never become independent in the absolute sense […]

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True Pentecostalism

The whole matter of Pentecostalism has troubled us for quite some time. Many of us have studied it either on our own or in societies and generally we understand it. We know that Pentecostalism is wrong, but that is yet negative. What is this Spirit baptism of which they speak? How is the power of […]

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Beware of Dead Orthodoxy

What is Dead Orthodoxy? What are the historical conditions that give rise to the phenomenon that we call dead orthodoxy. Dead orthodoxy rises in a church that has been engaged in a fierce struggle for the truth after she has been forced to make a sharp distinction between truth and error. From one point of […]

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