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Faithful Wounds of a Friend

“Open rebuke is better than secret love. Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.” This is God’s Word as found in Proverbs 27:5, 6. In these verses are to be found a principle that is central to all friendships within the body of Christ. Those who truly […]

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Rev. Bernard Woudenberg

Rev. Bernard Woudenberg was born to Bernard and Lucy (Hanko) Woudenberg on February 16, 1931. He was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in the old First Church area and he was baptized by Rev. Hoeksema. He attended Baxter Christian School as a boy. This school was located in the First Church area. More […]

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Thorns

Tina is in the ninth grade at Heritage Christian School in Hudsonville, Michigan. You walked into the room today, You saw me standing there. The tears were streaming down my face, You didn’t seem to care. I swung and missed the first two times. I missed the third time too. And as I walked back […]

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Watching Daily At My Gates

April 1 Read Genesis 3:15-21 This is one of the best known verses in Scripture and what volumes of comfort it speaks to us. Our first parents, Adam and Eve, succumbed to the devil’s lie, plunging themselves and the entire human race into sin. They were filled with dread and were painfully aware of their […]

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The True Church

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. What is the true church of Jesus Christ and where is it to be found? That is a difficult but important question—a question that must be asked as far as membership […]

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Obedience or Submission?

Kevin is a member of Hudsonville Protestant Reformed Church in Hudsonville, Michigan. He wrote this essay for Senior Writing at Covenant Christian High School. Every day we are faced with this question: Do we simply obey those in authority, or must we submit to them? Whether this be with respect to parents or the government, […]

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The Fourth Man (6)

A Story from the Time of the Afscheiding Translated by Rev Cornelius Hanko Chapter 6 At the Edge of the “Duivelshoek” (Devil’s Corner) (Editor’s Note: In these chapters the author gives us pictures of different aspects of life in the Netherlands in the early 1800s. He has given us a glimpse of school life, of […]

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The State Reformed Church of Eenum

This church was built in 1190, but since that year it has been destroyed, altered, enlarged or made smaller, partly closed off, rebuilt, and restored numerous times using different kinds of bricks, and nobody seems to know what the original looked like. However, it is a fact that the people who decided to build it, […]

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