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God Has His Way in the Storm (2)

Last time we ended in anticipation of looking at the various elements of a storm from the viewpoint of God’s Word. We remember, that God has “His way in the whirlwind and in the storm” (Nahum 1:3). There are many spiritual realities pictured for us in the physical elements of a storm. It is interesting […]

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Letters

Dear Readers, I would like to take a little space to thank you for your support, make some comments on this issue, and put a person behind the editor. The staff and I are very encouraged in our work by the financial support and words of encouragement from our readers and the churches of our […]

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Called to Take Action by God’s Command

Ryan is a member of Faith Protestant Reformed Church in Jenison, Michigan. A Scholarship Essay  “…which he commanded our fathers, that they should make them known to their children: that the generation to come might know them, even the children which should be born; who should arise and declare them to their children. that they […]

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Dissenting From the World

When Ria Westra walked towards the river that July afternoon in the Dutch village of Elst, she knew for certain that she had holidays there in the Province of Gelderland, but not much more than that. It was the area between Arnhem and Nijmegen where all the Westra’s she knew were born and grown up, […]

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The Offices In The Church

After He ascended into heaven our Lord instituted in the church various offices (Eph. 4:8-11). He instituted these offices that those who serve in them might represent Him, and serve His church in their offices. Though He remains the only Head and King of the church, these offices are necessary for the well-being of the […]

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The Song of Zion

A Psalter-Psalm Devotional of Praise to Our Sovereign, Covenant God  August 1 Read Psalm 147:1-11 Psalm 147:1-3 We continue with the group of Psalms which exhort us to praise Jehovah. These three verses have three parts. First of all, we are exhorted to praise Jehovah. This should be our goal with anything and everything that […]

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Psalter 325 – Instruction in the Divine Law

How do we live our lives? This is the subject at hand this month in this Psalter versification of Psalm 119:33-40. The title of the Psalter is “Instruction in the Divine Law.” We know that Psalm 119 has as its focus the law of God; in this the fifth section, we find the call to […]

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Hope and Comfort in the Truth (2)

Speech given at the Young People’s Convention, Redlands, 1999. In the last issue, Rev. Bruinsma explained “comfort” and “hope” as gifts from God. He defined comfort as “encouragement and strength when I feel insecure. And, best of all, comfort is this certain deep-down consolation that I receive from God when I am hurting or face […]

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Tulip (2)

“What do the tulips remind you of?” Krystal asked her parents. “The five—” they said the words in unison and laughed. Mother feigned a curtsy and then let Father speak. “The five points of Calvinism,” Father completed the answer. “You remember: total depravity, unconditional election, limited atonement, irresistible grace, and perseverance of the saints. It […]

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