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The Authority Challenge

February the sixteenth is President’s Day. Our president has at his disposal more power and resources than any other man in the world. Of the available candidates, the people of the United States have judged him to be the best suited to use this power for the good of the country and its citizens. Would […]

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Peer Pressure

Ryan is a member of Hudsonville Protestant Reformed Church in Hudsonville, Michigan. He wrote this article as a senior writing assignment at Covenant Christian High School. The world is full of peer pressure, and everyone has experienced it. Often people do not even realize when they are facing peer pressure. There are many different types […]

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The Dinner Hour

Growing up in my house, we had what was called the “Dinner Hour”. That’s mostly a thing of the past now. It was probably a thing of the past then. My neighborhood friends down the street never experienced a dinner hour. On a good day they managed a dinner five minutes. I didn’t even bother […]

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Rev. Douglas Kuiper

I was born October 17, 1969, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, to Clarence and Janice (Lotterman) Kuiper, the second of eight children, and first of five sons. My father is a life-long member of Hope Protestant Reformed Church, Walker, Michigan, and in that church I was baptized and raised. We lived in Wyoming, Michigan for the […]

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God’s Priceless Law

The heav’ns declare His glory, The firmament shows forth The wisdom and the beauty With which God crowns the earth. Each day our Father utters The speech His children hear, And night by night His knowledge Does constantly appear. The sun His hand is guiding Its heat and light immense- Accomplishes His purpose, Shows His […]

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Watching Daily At My Gates

February 1 Read John 15:1-7 On this Lord’s Day we are reminded of the truth that the Church is Christ’s. We also see that we are redeemed by Christ and find our spiritual life in Him. The result of being engrafted into Christ is that we bring forth fruit. This fruit is not of ourselves […]

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“Thou shalt not steal.” Exodus 20:15 “Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labor, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth.” Ephesians 4:28 Traveling down the freeway one day, I was looking for an exit ramp. I just needed […]

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De Kleine Kerk of Steenwijk

In 1477 De Kleine Kerk (the small church) then called the Onze Lieve Vrouwe Kerk (Our Dear Lady Church) was built in Steenwijk—a nice town in the Dutch province of Overijsel, which is 75 percent Christian. In 1300, before the church was built, there had been a Maria kapel (Maria chapel) at this place, probably […]

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One Man Against the World (3)

Arius was not a man to give up. He had very influential and outspoken friends. He and his followers stirred up divisions in the church. Their heresies and lies worked as a cancer in the body of Christ. The divisions even threatened the unity of the whole Roman Empire. Constantine the emperor would have to […]

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