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George M. Ophoff: His Work as Professor (19)

In the last article we talked briefly about Rev. Ophoff’s labors in the congre­gation of Byron Center. If you recall what we wrote, you will also remember that our emphasis was upon the fact that Rev. Ophoff was particularly called by God to the work of professor in the Seminary of the Protestant Reformed Churches. […]

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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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God with Us

The word “Incarnate” came up in my English class recently when we were studying Greek and Latin prefixes. One student thought it meant something like “incarcerate’’ – something to do with a putting away. Another thought it was something evil because she had heard of a book with that word in its title, and that […]

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Leaving Father and Mother (1)

“Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother and shall cleave unto his wife, and they shall be one flesh.” Gen. 2:24 There comes a time in the life of the young man when he breaks away from the parental home. After spending two de­cades or more in what to him was the […]

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Peace on Earth

In the stillness of the night Radiating glory of heavenly light An angel of the Lord appeared Unto lowly shepherds; who greatly feared.   They stand in awe as the angels’ voice Bids their trembling hearts rejoice Good news I bring, of tidings glad No longer let your hearts be sad.   Then, suddenly, melodious […]

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Bigfoot

That’s his name in the Pacific Northwest. Here in Canada, he, or it, is known as Sasquatch; and in the Okanagan region the Indians call it Ogopogo. Bigfoot is actually very ancient: nothing new about him. He goes back to the antedi­luvian civilization (Gen. 6:4) to the days of Job (16:14), and to the times […]

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Peter’s Mathematical Error

If by the reading of the title you concluded that this article has something to do with arithmetic, you are partially correct. We will be reviewing numbers by multiplication both by human standards and divine. It is in verse 21 of Matthew 18 that Peter comes to Jesus asking him, “Lord, how often shall my […]

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Christmas Brought Division

“Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.” -Matthew 10:34 The essence of Christmas is Immanuel. Christmas as an historical event can, of course, never be repeated. Mary and Joseph went to the city of David nearly two thousand years ago and there […]

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Seeking the Lord in Our Daily Walk

You know, of course, what a walk is: that activity that we engage in to move around from place to place. And it carries us through the activities of life. In the days in which the Bible was written, I suppose more than now, walking was their only practical means of conveyance perhaps a few […]

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The Country School

Instruction at the Country School began in the fall of 1970 at the farmhouse residence of the Sugg family forty miles west of Houston, Texas. It was started as the means of continuing our children’s Christian schooling while rearing them in a rural environment and still paying the bills. Through the grace of God, these […]

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