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But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ. Ephesians 4:15 Are you growing? Are you maturing? Are you developing? Even as a little boy grows and develops into a full grown man, so the Word of God calls us to grow and develop. We are to grow up into Jesus Christ, even “unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ” (Eph. 4:13). This is what we considered last time—the call to spiritual maturity in Jesus Christ and the fervent desire that...

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But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him  in all things, which is the head, even Christ”  Ephesians 4:15  There is something terribly wrong with that child who  forever remains a child. Year after year that child does  not grow. The parents rightfully become very concerned.  They plead with the doctor “Our child is not growing.  There’s no development at all! What could possibly be  wrong?” That’s a real fear for parents. Every father  and mother knows that fear when they bring their child  to the doctor with such a serious condition. Are you growing? Are you...

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Knowing God in the Last Days: A Commentary on 2 Peter, by Mark H. Hoeksema. Jenison, Michigan: RFPA, 2017. 96 pages. (hardcover) [Reviewed by Rev. Heath Bleyenberg.] What a fitting title for this worthwhile commentary on 2 Peter—Knowing God in the Last Days! By this title Hoeksema rightly captures the main theme of Peter’s second epistle, namely, the knowledge God’s people must have. But particularly, a knowledge we must have as we live in the last days. Peter warns his readers that “there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts” (2 Peter 3:3). These same...

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It was a good Sunday. All Sundays are good. This particular Sunday was especially memorable. The children of the congregation had been asking their parents when this day would come. The adults anxiously awaited it too. The particular Sunday was July 5, 2015. It was the first worship service in Providence PRC’s own church building! Earlier this spring, no one imagined that God’s plan would mean we would be worshiping in our own church building so soon. Ever since our organization in the summer of 2008, worship services were held in the music room of Heritage Christian School in Hudsonville,...

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How precious are the sacraments to the people of God! We confess in Lord’s Day 25 of the Heidelberg Catechism that the sacraments are holy, visible signs and seals used by God to declare and seal unto us the promise of the gospel—the free remission of sin and life eternal—for the sake of the one sacrifice of Christ. Does your heart wax warm when you meditate upon the forgiveness of all your sins and the life that awaits you in heaven? Then your heart will wax warm as you meditate upon the sacraments. So precious are they to God’s people....

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