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Our Father is Jehovah

Article 1 in a Series on the Attributes of God Shortly before that great hour in which our Savior paid the full price for our redemption from sin, He prayed. In His prayer, He said that the Father had given Him power to give eternal life to His people. And what exactly is eternal life? […]

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Sin No Longer Has Dominion

In a response to the poem printed in the February 2000 issue of Beacon Lights which reads as follows: We stray in sin, we cheat, we lie, We set up other gods, we lust, We steal, we kill, we are unjust. a reader writes: Dear Editor Is this what describes a child of God? Someone […]

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Laymens Responsibility in Missions

Kate is a member of Faith Protestant Reformed Church in Jenison, Michigan. Scholarship essay for 1999.  “But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear” (I Peter 3:15). What […]

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Rev. Cornelius Hanko

Reverend Cornelius Hanko was the son of Herman and Jennie Hanko. His parents were born in the Netherlands. His father was a member of the State Church (Hervormde Kerk) and his mother was a member of the Secession (Afscheiding) of 1834. As a painter, Mr. Hanko provided for the needs of his family. The youngest […]

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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 October 1 Read Proverbs 4:1-6 The next several chapters of Proverbs consist of instructions from a father to his son. Now this was a special father. He was the wisest man to walk upon the face of the earth excluding Christ. The main theme of […]

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Psalter 310 – Redemption and Grateful Love

I LOVE THE LORD.” This is the confession of God’s people, a confession spoken from a sincere heart. This is the theme for the Psalmist in this Psalter versification of Psalm 116:1-11. We see in this passage that our love of God is rooted in thankfulness to God for mercifully hearing our requests. This mercy […]

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Knowledge of the Truth (1)

Speech given at the Young People’s Convention, Redlands, 1999. I subscribe to a weekly news magazine that reports and assesses the world’s news and events from a Christian perspective. In that magazine is an advertisement of a college named Knox College—after the great Scottish Reformer of the late 1500’s who studied in Geneva under Calvin […]

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God’s Words To His Children

Hold on My child I have not forgot. You may feel abandoned But I leave you not. You may feel alone But I am always near. You may be afraid But there is nothing to fear. For you are My children You are held safe in My care You are my sheep My love to […]

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For Thy Truth’s Sake

For Thy Truth’s Sake—A Doctrinal History of the Protestant Reformed Churches, by Herman Hanko. Reformed Free Publishing Association, Grandville, MI. 2000. Pp. xxvi-541 (hardcover). As the title appropriately states, this book is a summary of the doctrinal development of the Protestant Reformed Churches over the seventy-five years of her existence. Beyond that, the author shows […]

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