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Rev. Kleyn is pastor of First Protestant Reformed Church in Edgerton, Minnesota. (Preceding article in series: September 1, 2003, p. 475.) Having considered in our previous article the calling to love the church, we now consider some of the possible strengths of the church, strengths God has given her and that serve to motivate us in our love for her. The strengths of the church are not earthly things. At times we are inclined to think they are. For example, we are tempted to view the costliness and grandeur of our church building as a strength. In contrast to that,...

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Rev. Kleyn is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Edgerton, Minnesota. It is natural for a married couple to desire children. In fact, even unbelievers desire this. It is true that they generally do so for selfish reasons, and thus often twist and subject this desire to the service of sin and the pursuit of earthly pleasure. Yet it cannot be denied that they too are created by God with the desire to bring forth children. Believing couples, however, have more than just a natural desire for children. Their desire is also spiritual. They long for children because they...

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Rev. Kleyn is pastor of First Protestant Reformed Church in Edgerton, Minnesota. God loves His church—so must we. The church is precious to God—so ought she to be to us, her members. The question is, How can we actually love the church? In what ways can we show our love for her? To love someone or something involves seeking the welfare of that person or thing. That is how it must always be with the object of our love. A husband who truly loves his wife seeks her welfare. He does this by providing for her needs, especially her spiritual...

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March 3, 2004 Classis West met for its regular March meeting in Hope Protestant Reformed Church in Redlands, California on Wednesday, March 3. An officebearers’ conference was held on Tuesday, the day before classis. The theme of the conference was “The Divine Work of Sanctification.” The keynote address was given by Rev. Doug Kuiper. Papers were then presented on various related topics by Rev. G. Eriks, Rev. D. Kleyn, and Rev. M. VanderWal. Many members of Hope (Redlands) PRC also attended the conference. In the evening, all were invited back to church for a time of fellowship—an enjoyable way to...

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Rev. Kleyn is pastor of First Protestant Reformed Church in Edgerton, Minnesota. Every child of God experiences afflictions. Not just a little, but usually much of it. The amount does indeed vary from time to time. The severity also varies. But if one adds up all the afflictions experienced in a lifetime, there are many. As David said in Psalm 34, “Many are the afflictions of the righteous.” The believer confesses that these afflictions come from the hand of God. Jehovah sends them. They do not happen by chance. Nor do they come from the devil. They come from God. His...

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ev. Kleyn is pastor of First Protestant Reformed Church in Edgerton, Minnesota. A matter of vital interest to believers is that of God’s attitude toward them in all that God does and sends in their lives. The concern of the child of God in all the circumstances and experiences of his life is that God loves him, and never deals with him in hatred. But is it true that God always loves us? Does He still love us when we sin grievously against Him? Does He still love us when He sends severe trials and troubles upon us? Or are...

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Rev. Kleyn is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Edgerton, Minnesota. It is a fact that the Christian’s life on earth is difficult. Every true child of God knows this from experience. And every true child of God knows this from the Scriptures. God has not promised us an easy life. The Scriptures do not say: “In this world ye shall not have tribulation.” The Word of God does not promise: “All that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall not suffer persecution.” The very opposite is true (John 16:33 and II Tim. 3:12). And it is not simply...

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Rev. Kleyn is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Edgerton, Minnesota The one aspect of our spiritual life which we most frequently neglect in any given day, it seems, is the time we should spend alone reading the Scriptures and praying to God. We skip right over this. At the most we perhaps utter a quick, short prayer — if we remember. And sometimes we begin and end the day without spending a single moment alone with God. This can only mean that we think it is possible for us to survive spiritually without God. The Bible at our...

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Rev. Kleyn is pastor of First Protestant Reformed Church in Edgerton, Minnesota. God loves His church. She is precious to Him as the bride and body of Jesus Christ. So great is His love for her that He sent His Son to die for her. The church is His. He delights in her. Jehovah “loveth the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob” (Ps. 87:2). Since God loves His church, so ought we. The church is beloved of God and precious to Him. That’s what she should be to us. To love God’s church means, first of...

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March 7, 2003 Lynden Protestant Reformed Church   The March meeting of Classis West was held in Lynden Protestant Reformed Church in Lynden, Washington on Wednesday, March 5. Rev. D. Kleyn chaired the meeting. On Tuesday, the day before classis, an officebearers’ conference was held. The conference was attended by the delegates to classis as well as by many of the members of Lynden PRC. The theme of the conference was “The Canons of Dordt: Our Reformed Banner!” The keynote address was given by Prof. H. Hanko, who spoke on “The History and Relevance of the Canons.” Sectionals followed, with...

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