FILTER BY:

Overview of the Minor Prophets: Hosea

The book of Hosea is a true story about two faithful husbands (Hosea and God) and two unfaithful wives (Hosea’s wife, Gomer, and the nation of Israel). Chapter 1 records God’s command to Hosea to marry a whore—a woman who let many men use her body sinfully, sexually, and for their pleasure. Hosea did so, […]

Continue reading

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 […]

Continue reading

Lydia, Nathan, and little Anna loved to visit their grandmother, even though the journey to her house was far. Grandmother always had special surprises and treats waiting for them, and this trip was no exception. “Welcome, welcome! Come inside!” she said as they were joyfully reunited. “Oh, Grandma,” said Lydia, “Where did you find this?” […]

Continue reading

Two Little Fingers

[The following story is true; only the names have been changed.] “Can we play outside, Mom?” asked little Jennie and Treasa as they finished their after-school snack. “Sure,” answered their mother. She was glad the weather was nice and the girls could spend some of their energy outdoors. It was a particularly beautiful day. The […]

Continue reading

Faithfulness (8)

“Julie, will you help me with the windows upstairs pretty soon?” Mother asked as she passed through the living room with a bucket and rag. “Sure,” Julie answered rather absently. She was looking through a stack of books on the coffee table. Hmm, this looks interesting, she thought to herself when she came upon a […]

Continue reading

Faithfulness

Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful. I Cor. 4:2 If there is one criterion for anyone who is hired to handle a great deal of money or oversee the finances of some important corporation it is that he must be trustworthy. In a day of rank dishonesty, swindling of […]

Continue reading

Developing Faith

Exactly what is this fruit of the Spirit.  Once we understand what it is, we can consider how it is developed. We all know that faith is frequently spoken of in the holy Scriptures.  As such it is a knowing and a trusting; knowing God from His Word and a trusting confidence that He has […]

Continue reading

But I Have Prayed For Thee…

“Whither goest thou?” “Whither I go, thou canst not follow me now.” “Why cannot I follow thee now? I will lay down my life for thy sake.” ******* The scene is the upper room. The exchange was between two men, one a mere man, the other the Son of man. Both make what amounts to […]

Continue reading

Insofar as I have been able to participate in the activities of this year’s young people’s convention, I want to express my gratitude to all those who have made this convention and fiftieth anniversary celebration possible. The programs and singspirations which have been held have been spiritually exhilarating. And the Field Day yesterday was a […]

Continue reading

Beloved Protestant Reformed Young People and Beloved Protestant Reformed Brethren and Sisters gathered with us tonight: First of all, I want to say that I have always counted it a privilege to be able to address one of our Protestant Reformed Young People’s Conventions; and especially is that the case in this Fiftieth Anniversary Year […]

Continue reading

Protestant Reformed young people and members of the Protestant Reformed Churches – God’s covenant people in the world: We are Reformed! On the basis of the infallibly inspired Scriptures and in harmony with our precious Reformed confessions, we preach, believe, and confess the glorious sovereignty of God in the salvation of sinners by His grace […]

Continue reading

Covenant Faithfulness

Vi Van Den Top, of our Hull church, composed this poem for Hull’s 50th anniversary singspiration held June 15. With her permission we gladly include this in our special issue.   Thy people wander oft O God Taking the way so smooth and broad. With chastening rod and conscience sore, Thou restorest them to thy […]

Continue reading

Successful or Faithful

It is interesting to observe bow in conversation or writing many words are misused or abused in such a way that two of them which have an entirely different meaning are made to mean the same thing. This is especially true of the two words that we have chosen as a title to our present […]

Continue reading

Faithful from the Outset

“But Daniel purposed in his heart, that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king’s meat, nor with the wine which he drank: therefore he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself.” Daniel 1:8. An immediate temptation! An immediate temptation faced Daniel and his three friends […]

Continue reading

We Faithful Servants

Do you have the courage to face this question squarely and answer with an unequivocal yes or no? Painfully we are reminded in the same that we are servants in our deepest being, and that we shall ever be such, whether that be in deepest hell, or in the highest heaven of God’s glory revealed. […]

Continue reading

The Schilder Trilogy

“Christ in His Suffering”, “Christ on Trial”, and “Christ Crucified”. The “Schilder Trilogy” on the passion and death of Christ. By Dr. K. Schilder, of Kampen, The Netherlands. Eerdmans Publishing Co., Grand Rapids. Mich. We can heartily recommend for study and inspirational reading these three books on the passion and death of Christ by Dr. […]

Continue reading