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Riotous Living

We as young people in the Church in the year 2017 of our Lord have many temptations to flee and fight against.  One major temptation is living a riotous lifestyle.  As we look at the world today we see rampant riotousness, especially in the younger generations.  The world loves pleasure and will do whatever it […]

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Enthroning Alcohol as My God

Lying on my bunk in Allegan County Jail, I think back to the night of February 6, 2009, a night which has forever changed my life. It was getting late. I finished up my beer, left the party, and started my drive home. That was the last thing I could clearly remember when I regained […]

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A Child Loved – Chastened and Scourged

Daniel Miersma, a 24 year old member of Hope Protestant Reformed Church in Redlands, was a busy student studying mechanical engineering with many exciting opportunities available for him, when God, in his inscrutable wisdom suddenly and very violently with heart wrenching anguish of soul yanked him from that life, and brought him (and brings us) […]

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Who Are We Known As?

Who are we known as? While taking classes at Michigan State, I got to know a young man my age. I can remember vividly talking with him about church before our class one night. The memory is ingrained in my head. I told him I attended a Protestant Reformed church, and what was the first […]

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Living Soberly

Drunkenness is a sin against which the people of God are warned. This is a sin which is increasingly prevalent in our day. It is a sin into which both young and old fall. But it is the godly young people of the church who must especially be warned against drunkenness, for there are many […]

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Proverbs for Christian Teens

Young Christians, you are in a tumultuous stage of your life. You are growing up, maturing, and taking on greater responsibilities. In this time of your life it is appropriate to pay attention to some of the proverbs in the Bible that speak to your situation. As you become older it becomes clear that your […]

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A Look at Teenage Drinking

This country in which we live has many problems facing it. And many of these problems are not simple, but rather, very complex. It was not too long ago that I came across an article which stated that “there is no clearer gauge of a society’s frustration than the extent to which it throws simplistic […]

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Genesis 9 & 10

Gen. 9:18-10:32 God Preserves His Covenant Seed It would be a wrong conclusion to maintain that God purged the world of sin when He bathed the earth in the flood. To be sure He saved His church by purging the earth of her immediate enemy. Sin, however, was not dead. The very significance of the […]

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A Sober Sixty-Three

I Thessalonians 5:8:  “But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation.” The dawn of another year has crept upon us.  Suddenly ’62 is gone and ’63 is here.  It is a customary procedure in this country (and […]

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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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Thought and Bethought

I thought of saying: “Drunken fool, You’re on the way to hell!” I thought to give him sharp rebuke A thing or two to tell; I thought I’d say: “Be just like me And all will then be well.” I thought I’d stand on pinnacle. A sermon to him preach; I’d tell that foolish fellow […]

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Hey, Your Slip is Showing

Yes, your slip is showing. Didn’t you notice it when you looked in the mirror? It’s been showing for quite some time and showing more and more every day. You hadn’t noticed it? Are you sure? Hasn’t anyone else told you? Your mother, father, brother or sister? Your pastor? Pastor? Yes! If you are one […]

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