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Appreciation for Our Christian Surroundings

Pam is a member of Hudsonville Protestant Reformed Church in Hudsonville, Michigan and wrote this as a Church History paper for Mr. Van Uffelen at Covenant Christian High School. All of us should take a moment and think of all the wonderful things that God has blessed us with. He has given us so much […]

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The Shaping of a Christian Family

The Shaping of a Christian Family by Elisabeth Elliot. Published by Fleming H. ReveIl a division of Baker House. 215 pages ($10.00) paperback. Elisabeth Elliot unfolds for us a fine description of structuring a biblical, godly home in the midst of this unconnected world. This book will warm the heart and encourage our covenant families […]

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The Place of the Mother in the Home

Why is it so important for mom to be in the home? I would say the greatest reason is that children learn from example more than from word. Not always, but usually when a girl gets married and starts a home, she imitates the home she came from. That’s why when a young couple starts […]

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The Importance of Family Time

The family is under attack from the devil and from the world. The devil knows that the heartbeat of the Church is the cov­enant family. The devil knows that if he can abol­ish the family unit from off the earth, he has also rid the world of the Church. He is working hard at it. […]

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The Covenant Family

Our families are a gift, given to us on earth, By our Heavenly Father, the God of matchless worth. The parents must reflect God’s glory and His love, Until someday at last, we are a family up above.   God intended families, His covenant to reflect, Each member has responsibilities, which he may not neglect. […]

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We had a sociology class when I was in college in which we spent much time belaboring the question of what is the chief characteristic (we called it mode) of the various institutions in society. Concerning marriage, for instance, what is its chief characteristic? Is it spiritual or biological or psychical or social or what? […]

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Discussion Summary

Relationships in the home, as set forth in the article by Rev. Van Baren, was the issue taken up by the first of two discussion groups of the 1985 Convention. One very important point our group focused in on was that a foundation of love is imperative to a successful, God-glorifying family. What does this […]

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Relationships in the Home

The subject of “relationships” in the home is rather broad. It does, however, point out an area of concern both for parents and their children. What these relationships are, and what is demanded of each in these relation­ships, is not difficult to determine. One might mention first of all the relationship which exists between par­ents: […]

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The object of this series is to discuss various joys which accompany, by God’s blessing, the training of covenant children. Usually these joys are present in the diligent training of God’s children. But we recognize that situations differ, also by God’s design, so that one family may experience one joy more keenly and another joy […]

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Jehovah Builds the House

A new house is being built. The foundations have been poured and the house is under construction. Already the house is beginning to take shape. The builders are busy: the mason is carefully laying another course of brick, the carpenters have nailed together the studs and lifted the walls, the plumber works in the basement […]

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Movement Where?

“The trouble with self-made men”, someone has said, “is that they always insist on sharing the recipe.” I remembered that recently as I listened to Phil Donahue, the talk show host, being interviewed about his newly published autobiography. Phil Donahue is no doubt about as genial as anyone on television. But his view of his […]

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Motivation in the Home

Dr. Abraham Kuyper of the Nether­lands wrote a book entitled, “Three Small Foxes,” a title which was taken from Scripture, particularly from the Song of Solomon (2:15), that speaks of “the little foxes that spoil the vine”. The vine is, of course, the church. And these little foxes are evils that slink into the church […]

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Do We Need Our Christian Schools?

This may seem like an old question of a lot of our readers. It is no wonder that it would. After all, we have been brought up with the idea of Christian education pounded into our heads from the pulpit and also in the Standard Bearer. Yet sometimes we as young people doubt the real […]

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My parents said “NO”

Tom was all excited over the proposed trip to Chicago.  He and three of his boyfriends had made plans to leave Friday afternoon after school.  Jim could take his dad’s car.  They would stay in one of the famous hotels Friday night, and Saturday they would get their look at the big city.  They had […]

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Obedience in the Home

Summary of a speech delivered by Rev Richard Veldman reported by Margaret Hoekstra Rev. Veldman first of all pointed out that he was not speaking to our brothers or sisters, nor our parents, who are not perfect and are far from being spiritual and as heavenly minded as they ought to be, but to us, […]

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Obedience

No month is more significant in the history of our country than February, even more so than the fourth of July. In February, the two important birthdates of the two statesmen-presidents occur: Washington and Lincoln. Thus we are reminded of our national heritage, as boys and girls, young men and women, who live in the […]

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Music in the Church (2)

In our last article, we tried to show how worldly music has made its way into the church. We found that there were not only corrupt texts, but also corrupt tunes. Most of these can be attributed to the Arminian so-called “Evangelistic” movement of the late nineteenth century. This, in turn, gave rise to the […]

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Marriage (2)

In our previous article on this subject, we wrote primarily of the events of the life of the covenant youth which lead up to the state of marriage, or, the time of courtship. Three thoughts we ex­pressed as ‘guiding principles’ which, if heeded, would contribute to the assur­ance that one in the pre-marital state would […]

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A Plea for the Home

It has been quite some time since I have seen that daily feature found in many newspapers, called “The Man on the Corner Says”. I used to read that eagerly. I would not mind being the man on the corner myself—just long enough to say to youth especially: “It would be much better if many […]

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