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Watching Daily at My Gates

October 9 Read 2 Thessalonians 1 The church of Thessalonica along with the church of all ages suffered persecution at the hands of enemies of the truth. Paul had to leave this city and its fledgling church, but the persecution continued. In the opening chapter of this letter he assures them that he will pray […]

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Our Eternal Home – The Best Thing!

What will be the best thing about heaven?  I did not take a survey of the young people of our churches or of professing Christians.  If I were to poll people from many different churches a plethora of answers would be given.  Some might say the best thing about heaven will be seeing their husband, […]

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Living as Lights in the World

Introduction The speech this morning revolves around one fundamental question.  It is a question that each one of you must face honestly and personally.  I say honestly because each of you must reckon with the fact that you stand before the living God of heaven and earth.  Do not in any way blow this question […]

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Interview with Ray Ezinga (2)

One of the things that’s kind of interesting out here is that we have visiting ministers. Rev. Bekkering was visiting at that time.  He was preaching down in Houston at that time, and I was in the consistory.  This is in the old church yet.  On the northwest corner, there is a door you can […]

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Corn Smut

Matt hefted the paper grocery bag as his dad walked deeper into their garden. The tasseled ends of the cornstalks waved way above Matt’s head while the broad, green leaves scraped against his arms and legs. His sister Abby trailed behind him, lugging her own bag of corn. Their dad paused and peeled back the […]

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Armed For the Battle

The Battle We Fight Because the whole of the new dispensation constitutes the “last days,” there was a battle for the Christians to whom Paul wrote in Thessalonica, and there is today, and there will be until the end a battle for the young people of the church.  In these latter days, the days grow […]

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2014 Convention Report

Young people, do you realize how much work was put into the convention this year? I had the wonderful privilege of being able to participate in the convention as a chaperone. I was able to see the everyday activities of the conventioneers and see a small part of the behind the scenes work that had […]

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