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Excerpts of Hope

Our son wrote down these sermon notes before he had to be taken into care and kept on medications to help calm and control him. In spite of his severe handicaps, he wrote these notes himself while attending the Sunday sermons. How thankful we are that we worked for the most part diligently with him […]

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Hope and Comfort in the Truth (2)

Speech given at the Young People’s Convention, Redlands, 1999. In the last issue, Rev. Bruinsma explained “comfort” and “hope” as gifts from God. He defined comfort as “encouragement and strength when I feel insecure. And, best of all, comfort is this certain deep-down consolation that I receive from God when I am hurting or face […]

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Hope and Comfort in the Truth (1)

Speech given at the Young People’s Convention, Redlands, 1999 What is the use? What is the point in all of this? Our ministers and our denomination keep driving home this “truth” thing. It does not seem as if anyone else around worries their head all that much about the truth. We must know the truth, […]

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The Blessing of God’s Love

.. the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us. . . The Christian virtues named in scripture are characteristics which every Christian has in embryo form but which must grow from this embryo starting point into full-blos­somed flowers which characterize the whole person. So […]

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The Greatest is Love

One thing we surely can use more of is love. It makes such a difference. The tender hand of a mother as she washes the bloodied wound and gently bandages is love in action. Giggling children sitting on grandpa’s lap and cheering his aged soul is a personification of love. Ah, yes, it’s soon that […]

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Spring

The boisterous wind picks up the falling raindrops and flings them clattering against the window pane. All day long heavy skies drop their moisture while icy winds spend their fury in sweeping gusts. Long, naked arms of ice-coated trees bend clumsily be­fore the savage onslaught of the storm. Night closes in swiftly today, changing the […]

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LOVE: The Greatest of These

Covenant Young People of our Protestant Reformed Churches, and parents and friends of these Young People: Let me at the outset tonight speak a word of commendation to you young people for your courage, your zeal and enthusiasm and your willingness and readiness to work hard, when there is a call for it. Let me […]

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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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Faith, Hope, Love

The 12th Annual convention of our Protestant Reformed Young People’s Federation has drawn to a close. The young men and women, delegates and friends, have all departed and gone to their respective homes. Your editor was not among the privileged ones who attended this wonderful convention, but from all sides come the reports of the […]

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Hope

Summary of a speech given by Rev. Hubert DeWolf reported by Miss Ruth Dykstra.   It is my duty to call your attention to things of a serious and spiritual nature. I will call your attention to the Christians hope. Notice the meaning, the object and source, and the certainty. Hope is exclusively the possession […]

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