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Deceived by the Light of Darkness

In 1978, America was shocked to learn that 900 people took their lives for one man, Jim Jones.  In Billings, Montana, an infant girl was born dead because the religious group her mother belonged to refused medical aid.  Shirley MacLaine leapt to the headlines after voicing her belief in reincarnation.  Seemingly overnight, Eastern mysticism cults […]

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Learning God’s Will

(The outline given below is the combined effort of Pastors Charles Terpstra and Ronald Van Overloop.  It was used on the occasion of the 1989 Fall Retreat.  It is believed that the subject is one which is always current, and that the form of an outline would serve well for beneficial discussion, whether by young […]

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I Needed the Quiet

I needed the quiet so He drew me aside, Into the shadows where we could confide. Away from the hustle where all the day long I hurried and worried when active and strong.   I needed the quiet though at first I rebelled But gently, so gently, my cross He upheld And whispered so sweetly […]

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Editor’s Notes: May 1990

In August there will be a 50th Anniversary.  Whose anniversary you ask?  Why, none other than the 50th Anniversary of the Annual Protestant Reformed Young People’s Convention to be held at Hope Protestant Reformed Church, 1307 East Brockton Ave., Redlands, California 92374, from August 6-10.  The purpose of the convention is to provide you opportunity […]

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Ecclesiastes

“The Preacher’s Sermon” Theme: “Is there Meaning in Labor or Life?”   CHAPTER 1:  Introduction to the Sermon A.  The Author of the Sermon (1:1). B.  The Theme of the Sermon (1:2-11) 1.  The Theme as Answer and Question (2-3). 2.  Illustrations of the Theme (4-7). 3.  The Theme’s Basic Logic (8-11). C.  The Origin […]

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