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Proper Spiritual Narrowmindedness

“And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit; speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your hearts to the Lord.” Ephesians 5: 18, 19             My dear covenant young people. You are living in days which are evil. The days when […]

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Jesus in Gethsemane

The name Gethsemane in the Aramaic means “Olive Press”. There was one located there. This reminds us what the form for the Lord’s Supper says: “. . . when the weight of our sins and the wrath of God pressed out of Him the bloody sweat in the garden.” After instituting the sacrament of communion […]

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Building Bridges

Young people, are you aware of the subtle changes that are taking place around you today? Now anyone knows that this world is a very fast paced place. Things around us change almost faster than we can comprehend. But I would like to consider with you just for a few minutes the ever-increasing changes that […]

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What’s Wrong with Rock?

“Little children, it is the last time; and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.” (I John 2:18). We as Christians cannot help but stand aghast at, the culmination of evil we are witnessing in the last several decades. […]

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The Lord of Hosts is With Us

This poem was read at the 1980 Convention as a special number.   When the narrow way leads across rough terrain And we struggle to make it, but all seems in vain, Then we should remember that we have a Guide, For God in His wisdom is close by our side.   When doubts and […]

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The Hazzard of Dukes

Today is a rather usual day, the children are outside playing in the snow and romping about. Many of the usual noises are to be heard-yelling, screaming and other sounds of jubilation-a joy just to be able to be alive and free in play. But wait, a late luncher is speaking to another of his […]

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The Golden Rule

Young Pilgrim, when we walk as strangers in the world, we observe how the ungodly violate the Golden Rule. There is among the nations in this place, an extreme amount of pride, covetousness and greed. There are various contributing factors involved in this evil which is so widespread. Materialism, for one, has made the worldly […]

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Questions for a Missionary

Rev. R. Van Overloop is missionary pastor of the Protestant Reformed Churches’ Birmingham, Alabama, Mission. The following questions were prepared and given to him by the editor in the hope that his answers to them would be informative to our readers. Often questions such as these arise and sometimes go unanswered or are answered inadequately. […]

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