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Power of Ordinary

If someone asked you how you were saved, what would you give as an answer?   I have little doubt that most young people raised in Reformed churches would respond by pointing to Christ and to his death on the cross as the way in which they were saved. And this would be a good answer […]

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How Church History Brought Me to Christ

Christ promised his sheep would hear his voice and follow after him. His power to call his children and convince them to love and fear him knows no boundaries. This is just a humble attempt at showing my gratitude for his great love towards a sinner like me. I was born in Brazil to Lidia […]

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“Repentance…not to be repented of.” 2 Corinthians 7:10   Yes, you must study for confession. But you must also repent and turn to God. How can an unconverted person make a sincere confession of his Lord? It is unfortunate that Methodism has worked havoc in our Reformed churches in this respect. It was the influence […]

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A City on the Hill

Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid. I would like to share with you how the grace of God can redeem a lost soul. A man I know was a fitness instructor working in a large health club in Indiana. He was raised Roman […]

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Putting on the New Man

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Jesus Christ, I have agreed to write an article for you on the topic of conversion.  The possibility exists that the reason I was asked to write on this topic was that there is a marked difference between the conversion that we knew at Netherlands Reformed, and the process of […]

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Testimonies

I have been thinking for days and weeks to write this testimony. It is not because I don’t know what to write. In fact, it is how I should express the years of blessings that God had showered on me. Every moment of sorrow and joy he is with me. Every time I fall and […]

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Testimonies

I’ve come to know the Lord for more than two and the half years. Before becoming a Christian, I was a free-thinker. So much so that I (together with some classmates) made fun of Christians in school. Never did it occur to me that the very person I made fun of will be made used […]

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The Lord Moves in Mysterious Ways

I was asked to write a form of testimony of coming to the Protestant Reformed Church from the Christian Reformed Church.  My first reaction was “Oh, I can’t do that.  That isn’t our style of life.” I contemplated that effort and the longer I did the more I began to put my feelings and thoughts […]

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Adult Conversion

A young mother was working alongside a Christian girl who is in her upper teens.  A day after the young Christian had spoken of her position against abortion, the young mother approached the teenager to ask for more information about the young girl’s God and church. This began a series of conversations between the two, […]

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Coming to the Faith

I have been asked to explain how I came to the PR churches and why, since I came from a non-church-going family in southwest Minnesota.  Up until I was about 20, I had only been in 2 churches in my life.  I didn’t really feel like I was missing anything by not going to church, […]

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Coming to the Reformed Faith

Whenever I look back and reflect on how I came to the Reformed faith I can only marvel and stand in awe of the power of the living God.  Like the shepherd in Psalm 23, “He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: He leadeth me beside the still waters.  He leadeth me in […]

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That First Year Feeling

Although it is only a little over a year since I came to know Christ, so many changes have taken place in my life, that looking back at them now, I can’t help but marvel at the way the Lord had orchestrated my life, calling me out of darkness into His marvelous light.  From a […]

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Conversion

As a true Christian, one must have fully experienced conversion to be able to write about or discuss it. I am grateful to be able to write a few words about this important part of the life of a Christian. In speaking of conversion it is necessary to think of its relation to regeneration. The […]

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Acts 10:1 to 1:18

Introductory Remarks: We have given to this section the title, “The Conversion of Cornelius.” And to be sure, that conversion of the Roman centurion is one of the main threads in this narrative. However, as we indicated in connection with the last part of chapter 9 already, there is a broader and greater significance to […]

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Acts 9

The importance of this section need hardly be stated. Here we have related the early preparations for the fulfillment of Christ’s own Word just before His ascension: “Ye shall be my witnesses…unto the uttermost part of the earth.” For the conversion of Saul, spectacular and significant as it is by itself, has certainly its chief […]

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