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The Modest Role Model

Deborah is a member of Grandville Protestant Reformed Church in Grandville, Michigan. This essay was written for the Federation of Protestant Reformed Young Peoples’ Scholarship. It is becoming increasingly difficult for young women to find decent clothing. Most of the dresses, shirts, and pants that fill the clothing racks of malls and major stores are […]

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Dogs Eat the Crumbs

A Canaanite woman to Jesus came For she had heard of our Savior’s fame— He healed the sick, the blind, the lame; God worked in her heart belief in His name.  “O Lord, Son of David, have mercy on me! “My daughter’s sore vexed with a devil,” said she. When no answer came, she continued […]

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Polygamy in the Old Testament

Dear Rev. Laning I have a question that I have been thinking about for awhile. I’ve been reading through the Old Testament, and I’ve been bothered by the rampant polygamy that is recorded there. I don’t understand why God allowed the Old Testament men to have so many wives and concubines, and why He doesn’t […]

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Journey through the Night

Journey through the Night, by Anne Devries. First published in Dutch as Reis door de Nacht. Translated by Harry der Nederlanden. Paideia Press: St. Catherines, Ontario, Canada: 1978. For Ages 5–105. Journey through the Night is a fictional novel divided into four breath-taking volumes. Each exciting volume vividly recounts the spirit and tormented agony of […]

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Watching Daily At My Gates

October 1 Read Psalm 14, II Corinthians 5:17 In the meditations this month we will center our thoughts upon various truths of the Scripture. We hope to do this by considering practical questions that arise in the hearts of God’s children as we pass through this life. The first question we will ask is, “Are […]

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God’s Love

Last time we went for a short walk admiring the glory of God in the Psalms. I would like to continue our different walks as we consider the different aspects of God in the Psalms. Are you ready for another walk? I am! This time we are going to look at and consider the love […]

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Common Grace: Reformed Doctrine or Fallacy (2)

In the previous article we gave Scriptural proofs against the three points of common grace and explained the differences between providence and grace. Not included in the three points of common grace are two points which Richard Mouw brings up in his book, He Shines in All That’s Fair, that need to be considered with […]

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Rev. James Laning

Rev. James Laning was born on February 15, 1963, to Gerrit and Betty Laning. The second of four children, he has one older brother and two younger sisters. He was born in Naperville, Illinois, located about an hour west of South Holland, and continued to live there throughout his childhood until he went away to […]

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400 Years Reformation in France

On the first Lord’s Day in September 1998 more than 30,000 Reformed French people came to Anduze and later went outside the town to Cévennes for an old traditional hedge-sermon near the Musée du Desert (1685-1767). This was because it was 400 years ago that the Edict of Nantes gave the Protestants their freedom of […]

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