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Our Father is Sovereign

We live in a world of boundaries. A fish cannot live beyond the bounds of water. He can survive only when he have enough oxygen and within a narrow range of temperature. Man works hard to extend his boundaries but he remains a creature limited by space and time. All creation had a time when […]

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Preparing Students for Living in the Last Days

Dan is a member of First Protestant Reformed Church in Holland, Michigan. A Protestant Reformed Scholarship essay. Life seems so easy for us. We live in a land where almost any dream is possible. We live in a land of cushy jobs, gorgeous homes, speedy cars with leather interiors, luxurious foods, protection from lawbreakers, and […]

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The Fourth Man (3)

A Story from the Time of the Afscheiding Translated by Rev. Cornelius Hanko Chapter 3 Toon as a Beggar-by-the-Sea All hands in your desks…. Slates on the desk!” One hundred slates came out of the desks and were noisily laid on top. Teacher De Liefde waved his hand and everything was quiet. “Clean your slates.” […]

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Watching Daily At My Gates

Meditations on the Epistle of James  January 1 Read Isaiah 41 :8-13 On this New Year’s Day we turn momentarily from our study of the epistle of James to these beautiful words from Isaiah 41:10, “Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God….” This was a comforting […]

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A Christian’s Prayer

O Lord my Father teach me Lead me in the perfect way. Guide each one of my footsteps and from Thy path let me never stray. Lord send to me Thy comfort When the tears begin to fall Help me to see the good in everything Even if the good is small. Lord help me […]

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Reverend George C Lubbers (1)

Rev. George C. Lubbers, member of the First Protestant Reformed Church, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, emeritus pastor, writer, father, grandfather, and great grandfather, became a minister of the gospel in the Protestant Reformed Churches 65 years ago. Rev. Lubbers has been retired from the active ministry since 1978—now more than twenty years. Prior to his […]

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The Office of Deacon

Rev. Hanko is missionary/pastor of Covenant Protestant Reformed Church in Northern Ireland. Reprinted from the mission newsletter circulated in the UK by Covenant PRC.   The office of deacon is one of the most neglected offices in the church of Jesus Christ. Many churches do not have deacons, or if they do, the deacons do […]

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An Old Church in Scotland

The Reformed Church of Scotland was founded in 1560. Here you see their church in Yetholm, built in 1836. There had been a church at this place already, which was destroyed by fire. Only the bell was left and hangs now in the tower (made in 1643, in the city of Middelburg in The Netherlands). […]

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