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Chief of Sinners?

There are many ways to look at the man called Paul. We could examine his pedigree, his education, and his accom­plishments. Here was a man who wrote the biggest part of the New Testament and who ever stands as the church’s greatest missionary. But how did this come about? Was it because of his pedigree, […]

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Contentment

Living in this world with all our expectations and wants can be a very disappointing experience. You and I are not naturally given to contentment. We can easily fall into the sin of discontent. We can become very discontented with the circumstances in which we live. When our expectations are not fulfilled we are inclined […]

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Faith Speaks

Romans 10:9-10 Faith speaks; the believer makes a confession. Yes, that is true, but why does faith speak even when confronted with the threat of punishment and death? Faith must speak! It is impossible for the believer not to confess that Jesus is Lord. Jesus, the believer confesses, is Lord alone. His is an exclusive […]

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From Seminary Hill

My task is to try to paint for you a realistic picture of life on “Seminary Hill.” I am referring, of course, to the fact that our Seminary is perched atop one of the highest points in the Grand Rapids area. And this reminds me immediately of the Biblical figure of the city set on […]

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George M. Ophoff (5)

In the last decade of the 1800’s, Grand Rapids was quite a different city from what it is now. It was of course, not nearly as large. It had none of the fruits of modern advances in technology which we take so much for granted today. Many of the roads were dirt covered, rutted and […]

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The Book of Common Prayer Revised

Since the sixteenth century when Protestantism began to develop in England, the Prayer Book or the Book of Common Prayer has been the central agent to control the liturgy, the usages, and the worship in the Episcopal or Anglican Church. G.K. Chesterton said concerning the Book of Common Prayer that it is ‘‘the masterpiece of […]

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The Protestant Reformed Young People’s Societies

Hudsonville Jr. Young People’s Society Hudsonville Jr. Young People’s Soci­ety consists of 28 members. Our leader is Mr. Jerry Vander Kolk. At present we are studying from the book of Genesis. We hold our Young People’s Society in Hudsonville Public High School, right after the morning service,11:15-12:15. Our president is Dave Bouwkamp. December 18th the […]

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