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Rev. Dick is pastor of Grace Protestant Reformed Church in Standale, Michigan. He’s got you ‘n me, brother, in His hands. He’s got the whole world in His hands….” Such are words of a song popular years ago. The words betray a religion. It is the religion of the universal brotherhood of man. It is the religion of the universal fatherhood of God. But Jesus does not sing that song. This we-are-all-one-family religion was never His. Jesus’ denial of the universal brotherhood of man, and His denial that God is the Father of all, are seen clearly in His clash...

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Rev. Dick is pastor of Grace Protestant Reformed Church in Standale, Michigan. Earlier Jesus had declared His identity as the light of the world (John 8:12). Now Jesus repeats this declaration (John 9:5) Now as well Jesus shows He is the light of the world in a most remarkable way. He restores the sight of a man born blind. Such a thing was without precedent (v. 32) This could only be a miracle of Messaiah! But more. Jesus shines saving light. He whom He had healed physically He enlightens in the soul. He gives the man faith to believe in...

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Rev. Dick is pastor of Grace Protestant Reformed Church in Standale, Michigan. That is the question. Some may think other questions and matters are more or at least equally important. “To invest in stocks, or not to invest in stocks.” “To marry or not to marry.” “To change jobs or not to change jobs.” “To go to church on December 25 or not to.” But to believe in Jesus or not to believe in Jesus is the question one must answer. It is the issue one must address. It is the decision one must make—now, and every day. To believe...

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Rev. Dick is pastor of Grace Protestant Reformed Church in Standale, Michigan. Such evil welling. From hell, of course. The end of Jesus must be by forces gushing from there. Almost we do not see it. It is the last Thursday of Jesus’ life on earth. He is now busy, privately, ministering to His disciples. He will institute the Lord’s Supper in place of the Passover. He will instruct His disciples in many things about the kingdom. He will offer a beautiful high priestly prayer. He and the disciples will go to the garden and there Jesus will pray more…....

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Rev. Dick is pastor of Grace Protestant Reformed Church in Standale, Michigan. It is well that we recall the setting. Jesus and the disciples are in an upper room in Jerusalem (Mark 14:12-16). They are keeping the Passover (Matt. 26:18ff.). Of the exact order of events at this time it is difficult to be sure. We suggest the order that Hendriksen does, whom we quote: 1. Jesus washes the feet of his disciples and explains to them that he has given them an example to be followed (John 13:1-20). 2. He startles the disciples by telling them that one of...

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“Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits….” Psalm 103:1, 2 This psalm is about one who, blessed of God, blesses God. The psalmist lists numerous benefits of God towards himself, and then towards the church. He stirs up his soul to praise this God. He calls the church and all creation to join in the praise. His firm belief: God is worthy of such praise. And indeed the church believes the same thing. The church, blessed of God, blesses...

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Rev. Dick is pastor of Grace Protestant Reformed Church of Standale, Michigan. Dear Esteemed Sirs: In this letter I would address a matter which, you have indicated, is of utmost concern to you, and to those of your estate. It concerns Scripture Study, which, as at the first, you have continued to show is your joy and delight. Indeed, you have shown yourself to be like those Bereans. They, you recall, were more noble than those in Thessalonica (Acts 17:10ff.). Indeed, they were of a different sort of nobility. The Bereans were truly noble. They were truly honorable. Their character...

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Rev. Dick is pastor of Grace Protestant Reformed Church in Standale, Michigan. Fascinating is man’s fascination with the future. It is not even here. It is a nothing. It might never even be—that certain future of man’s imagination. And yet not only are we interested in it, but we are often taken up by it and into it in our thoughts. Powerful nothing, this elusive Future! Never is—never seen, never touched, never now. Yet ever is—calling, gripping, exciting, alluring. One day in gathering darkness it is that wolf—there lurking, soon to pounce we just know, are Future’s fangs. Then another...

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Rev. Dick is pastor of Grace Protestant Reformed Church in Standale, Michigan. Good Bible study is the study of Jesus. Jesus, He and no other, is the eternal, living Word of God. Jesus, He and no other, is the name, the revelation of God, whom to know is to know the Father, whom to call upon is to call upon the Father, whom to praise is to honor the Father. Jesus, the Word, the communication of God given among men. Come, He is, incarnate. In flesh! He is also in ink! Not that Jesus is John 1 verse 29. Or...

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