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Interview with Rev. C. Hanko (2): The Pastor

Question: Could you give us a little background of what was going on in the Reformed church world at this time? (1920’s)   Answer: At that time there was a strong antipathy, almost hatred, between the people of the Secession of 1834 and the people of the Doleantie of 1886 led by Kuyper. So much […]

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Diligence

What is diligence? Diligence is to consistently put forth all your effort into every thing you do. Anyone who puts forth as much effort as he can into everything he does (catechism, society, school, work, etc.) is diligent. Young person, do you do your school work as well as you can? Do you put a […]

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Liberated Reformed Church In Katwijk

Katwijk is one of the oldest fisher towns at the North Sea, in the western part of The Netherlands. It does not have a harbor of its own; the ships operate from Ijmniden, but before the winter most of them are brought back to Katwijk for maintenance (they travel via canals). About ninety percent of […]

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God’s Glorious Grace

Today the sun may never shine. Today the clouds may darken the sky; But I’ve learned that this day is not really mine, And that I’ve no reason to ask God why.   For life brings trials and hardships and tears But with it comes joy and blessed peace. If there’s one thing I’ve learned […]

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Psalter 203 – Life With God

One of our favorite Psalter numbers which many of us know by heart is Psalter number 203 based on Psalm 73. This Psalter number starts out reminding us of the fact that we are constantly in God’s presence. God knows all our thoughts and the secrets within our minds. He holds us close to Him […]

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Thankful in Conduct

It is once again November. The month, at the end of which, we will celebrate the national holiday known as Thanksgiving Day. The first Thanksgiving Day celebrated on this continent was December 4, 1619. This totally religious observance, which involved no feasting, was carried out by 39 English settlers who had written in their charter […]

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How Did Sin Enter the World?

Question #24 If God is completely good, and all things were created by him, how did sin enter the world? Since God is good it would seem philosophically impossible for him to create something sinful, or even something perfect which is able to sin. I know this is kind of a philosophical question, and possibly […]

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The Marks of the True Church (1)

The true Church of Christ has three marks which distinguish and separate it from all false churches and religions which claim to be true. We do well to remind ourselves of these three marks as they are found in the Bible and summarized in our creeds. It is even proper that we take care to […]

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The Picture of Love (4)

“… Go, and do thou likewise,” and with those words Father concluded reading the parable of the good Samaritan. Lydia and Nathan had listened closely. It was one of their favorite stories. “Hmm…that parable is quite a picture of love,” said Mother. “Yes,” added Grandmother, who had come for a visit. “We always need to […]

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The Song of Zion

A Psalter- Psalm Devotional of Praise to Our Sovereign Covenant God   November 1 Read Psalm 37:1-11 Psalm 37:1-2 In this Psalm David gives instruction to the child of God in the area of relation with the wicked. David’s experience as told in this Psalm was that the wicked seem to prosper. David tells us […]

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