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Contentment in Suffering

Thank you for the privilege of speaking to you. It has been a number of years since I have spoken at a Young Peoples’ Convention. And I am grateful for the opportunity to address you tonight. Christians, you and I too, know a SECRET: it’s the secret of being content not just when things are […]

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A Report on the 1989 Convention

Because of the enjoyable time I had last year at my first young peoples’ convention, I was excited about the activities that were planned for this year. I hoped to renew last year’s acquaintances as well as make new friends. Monday noon registration was held at Hope Church. Between registration and lunch and again between […]

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Contentment under Authority

I do not believe that this subject has been chosen because specifically young people or Protestant Reformed people need to learn about contentment under authority. During this week of the convention I have watched you and you have exhibited both a consciousness of authority and a respect for that authority. You do not need to […]

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Convention Reflections

If I were giving a grade to this year’s convention, I’d probably give it an “E”. The “E” I’d give them would be more representative than real, in fact it wouldn’t be an actual grade at all, it would probably be more of a complement than a criticism. I’d give it an “E” for excellence, […]

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Contentment and Self Denial

I’m glad for the opportunity to speak to you this evening because of the subject that the host society chose. I believe that Christian young people live in one of the most difficult ages that the church has ever lived in. And I pray that you might be able to be content with your lives […]

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Convention Impressions from “Down Under”

My first day at the 1989 Young Peoples’ Convention and I am eating this thing called a “sub” for lunch. Please excuse my ignorance but back where I come from we do not eat things big enough to hit someone with! We call them bread rolls and you can generally carry them in one hand. […]

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Convention Impressions

It was back during the convention of 1988 when I heard a rumor. The rumor was that during the 1989 convention we would have to stay at homes instead of the usual dormitory. When I learned that the rumor was true, I did not want to go at first. I changed my mind and decided […]

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