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The Profit of Christ’s Birth to Us

We will never know completely the ruin that sin wrought, in Heaven and on earth, and amongst the children of men. Ever since it first made its appearance, it has brought untold woe, by the separations it has brought about. Separation between heaven and earth; separation between God and man; and separation between man and […]

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“Exalt the Lord”: The Possibility

A Review of P.R.Y.P. Convention Speech, by David Engelsma Rev. McCollam, in basing his speech on the convention theme, Exalt the Lord, called our attention to the Possibility of Exalting the Lord. He developed the theme from the point of view of exalting the Lord through persecution and suffering, through humility, and through divine sovereignty. […]

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Obedience

No month is more significant in the history of our country than February, even more so than the fourth of July. In February, the two important birthdates of the two statesmen-presidents occur: Washington and Lincoln. Thus we are reminded of our national heritage, as boys and girls, young men and women, who live in the […]

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Lessons from the Past

History always teaches God’s children many important lessons. For this reason, God gives us the Old Testament. Its history is interwoven with the mystery of the Gospel of redemption. Schools require its students to study history in order to acquaint them with the background of the world in which they live, and to give the […]

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True Fellowship

Once again, summer is here. In this year, 1955, boys and girls of our young people gather together in our convention for the young people of our churches. It is, indeed, a time of happy and spiritual fellowship for the young people, and many are the pleasant memories of conventions in the past. Expectations run […]

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Numbering Our Days

Words have power! Think of the association brought to mind by such words as “liberty” and “victory.” Some words, in combination with other words, will have a telling effect on the hearers; as, for example, expressions like “iron curtain” and “cold war.” Words are powerful because ideas are conveyed by them. Along with the fact […]

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Not Despair, But Hope

Even as the adults – the members and their families – have experienced the breakdown of the denominational and institutional life of our churches by the recent so-called “split” in the Protestant Reformed Churches, so our young people have experienced the disruption of our church life, as it has affected them in their young lives, […]

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A Righteous Cause

While we await the court decision of the Superior Court in Grand Rapids concerning the disposition of the name, archives, fund, plant, building and equipment of the First Protestant Reformed Church of Grand Rapids, it is well that we draw back the reins of our rushing life, to make several observations in retrospect. This we […]

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The Anithesis

Have you ever met an average young person, outside the pale of our churches, who has heard of the Antithesis, let alone meet one who may talk about it? That is, the Antithesis considered from a spiritual-ethical viewpoint. The likelihood is that such a young person is not encountered. A young person who has had […]

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A True Confession

Young people – as well as adults – like to read newspapers and magazines in order to keep up with the news of the day. Some schools distribute to its students small leaflets that contain articles about current events, in order to encourage students to read news items of the day; other schools make it […]

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