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Rev. denHartog is pastor of Hope Protestant Reformed Church in Redlands, California. We recently concluded a lengthy study of the book of Proverbs in our Young Adults’ Society with two sessions discussing the portrait of the virtuous woman found in Proverbs 31. We were impressed again with the great wisdom of the teaching of the Word of God in this passage. The godly women of our churches, both young and old, can do well by studying this Word of God. Especially valuable is such a study to combat the sometimes insidious influence of the ungodly feminist philosophy of our day...

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Rev. denHartog is pastor of Hope Protestant Reformed Church in Redlands, California. We are living in the new dispensation. There is a difference between the old and the new dispensation. By this we do not mean that God has changed in His holy attitude toward the wicked. Neither do we mean that our attitude must be essentially different from David’s attitude in the old dispensation. There is, however, a difference. By the command of God in the old dispensation the cause of the Lord’s kingdom was advanced by the sword. God commanded David to fight the many wars and battles...

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Rev. denHartog is pastor of Hope Protestant Reformed Church in Redlands, California. In the first couple of weeks of December the author of this article and Pastor Allen Brummel from our church in Edgerton, Minnesota were sent by the Foreign Mission Committee of the Protestant Reformed Churches to visit the islands of the Philippines to investigate the possibility of a mission field for our churches there. We are thankful for the exciting opportunity given to us to make this trip. In the short two weeks that we were in the Philippines we had enough interesting experiences for me to be...

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Rev. denHartog is pastor of Hope Protestant Reformed Church in Redlands, California. We return in this article to the three exhortations that Paul, the inspired apostle of the Lord, gives to young women in the church in I Timothy 5:14. He exhorts them to: 1) Marry in the Lord. 2) Bear covenant children. 3) Guide the house. We saw in our last article how these three are related. Young women in the church must realize what a tremendous calling it is to bear covenant children. God has given you this calling in His grand and wonderful covenant purpose. It is...

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Rev. denHartog is pastor of Hope Protestant Reformed Church in Redlands, California. I recently had the opportunity to preach a special sermon to the young women in our church in connection with the wonderful occasion of the confession of faith of three of our covenant young women. In several places the letters of the inspired apostles of our Lord specifically address various classes of church members. This is rather striking. The vast majority of the exhortations of the Word of God apply to every member of the church. We have a common calling as saints of God no matter who...

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Rev. denHartog is pastor of Hope Protestant Reformed Church in Redlands, California. “But seek ye first, the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” Matthew 6:33 This is the great command of our Lord in the Sermon on the Mount. The meaning is not that we must seek the kingdom first and then afterwards can seek a number of worldly things, such as riches and glory and the pleasures of this world. Rather, the meaning of this exhortation is that we must seek the kingdom always, in all things, as the principal...

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Rev. denHartog is pastor of Hope Protestant Reformed Church in Redlands, California. I have chosen the theme for this article from Psalm 2, verse 4: “He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.” Certainly this is one of the most fearful passages of all of Scripture. God is laughing at the wicked! This laughter is not one of joy and pleasure but one of holy wrath and of scorn and derision. God laughs at the heathen and at the wicked who are arrayed in rebellion against Him. The Lord enthroned in the heavens...

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Rev. denHartog is pastor of Hope Protestant Reformed Church in Redlands, California. * This is the second installment of a sermon preached by Rev. denHartog on the occasion of the public confession of faith by three young women in his congregation. The Word of God often admonishes the Christian woman to live in submission. We are, of course, first of all to submit ourselves to God and His Word by His grace and Spirit in our hearts. If in the Lord’s providence we marry some day, we are to be subject to our husbands. The role of a woman in...

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Rev. denHartog is pastor of Hope Protestant Reformed Church in Redlands, California. When we rightly understand the nature of the kingdom, we can also rightly understand what it means to seek the kingdom of heaven and its righteousness. The most common errors in understanding this great exhortation of Christ are the errors that follow from an earthly and carnal conception of the kingdom. Many imagine therefore that they are seeking the kingdom when they get themselves involved in the great social and political movements of the day, such as protest rallies against the evils of our society. These will often...

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Rev. denHartog is pastor of Hope Protestant Reformed Church in Redlands, California. What a scene is painted for us in Psalm 2! Millions and millions of wicked men are arrayed in a tumult against the Lord of heaven and earth. This is a description of the history of the world since the time of the Fall. The whole world of fallen men is arrayed against the Lord and against His anointed. The nations of the earth are joined together. They are enthusiastically united in their evil purpose against the Lord. They take counsel together against Him. The wisdom and intelligence...

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