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Rev. Kleyn is pastor of First Protestant Reformed Church in Edgerton, Minnesota. Authority is something very few acknowledge today. Instead of respect for it, there is disrespect. Instead of obedience, there is rebellion. Instead of honor, there is defiance. The source of this widespread contempt for authority is the home. Children today increasingly disregard and disobey their parents. They “lip-off” to them. They ignore the commands parents give. Striking is their boldness, for they do this, not just behind their parents’ backs, but to their faces. No doubt this is something that many of us have often observed, and perhaps...

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September 5-6, 2001 at Hull, Iowa The regular September meeting of Classis West was held at Hull Protestant Reformed Church in Hull, Iowa. Classis met for two days, beginning on Wednesday, September 5 and concluding its work around 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 6. An officebearers’ conference was held on Tuesday, the day before classis. The theme of the conference was “The Covenant and Missions.” Rev. Wilbur Bruinsma gave the keynote address entitled, “God’s Covenantal Method of Gathering the Church.” Several ministers also presented papers relating to the general theme of the conference. The conference was attended by the delegates...

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Rev. Kleyn is pastor of First Protestant Reformed Church in Edgerton, Minnesota. Doctrine and life are closely related to each other. They are not, as some claim, opposites. They are inseparable. Because of this close relationship, doctrine affects life. What one believes determines how he lives. If he errs in doctrine, he will also err in life. If he believes the lie, his life will not be in conformity with God’s commands. This can also happen in the church. If a congregation departs from the truth and false doctrine is believed and preached, the result will be departure in the...

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Rev. Kleyn is pastor of First Protestant Reformed Church in Edgerton, Minnesota. At times we can be rather self-centered in the requests we bring to God in prayer. This is the case when our petitions are mostly for things we want or need for ourselves. As a result, we fail to pray for certain things that ought also to be included in our prayers. One of the petitions we perhaps fail to include is the one mentioned in Psalm 122:6. In this text we are commanded, “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem!” We ought regularly to do that. We should not...

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September 2, 2004 Classis West met in regular session on Wednesday, September 1 in Randolph Protestant Reformed Church, Randolph, Wisconsin. An officebearers’ conference was held on Tuesday, the day before Classis. The theme of the conference was “Christian Education.” The keynote address was given by Rev. Steven Key, who spoke on “The Biblical Basis and Goal of Christian Education.” Rev. Allen Brummel then spoke on “The Consistory’s Duty to Promote Christian Education,” followed by Rev. Ron Hanko on “Christian Education: A Reformed Heritage,” and by Rev. Carl Haak on “The Protestant Reformed Liberal Arts College: Our Next Goal!” Visitors to...

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March 7-9, 2001 at Doon, Iowa The March meeting of Classis West was held at Doon Protestant Reformed Church in Doon, Iowa from Wednesday, March 7 through Friday, March 9. An officebearers’ conference was held on Tuesday, the day before Classis. The theme of the conference was “The Minister As the Man of God.” Rev. Steven Key gave the keynote address, which was entitled, “Men Before God: Servants for Jesus’ Sake.” Several ministers also presented papers relating to the general theme of the conference. The conference was attended not only by the delegates to Classis, but also by several members...

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Rev. Kleyn is pastor of First Protestant Reformed Church in Edgerton, Minnesota. Understanding that our money is not our own, but God’s, we use it first of all for the causes of His kingdom. This use of our money comes first in priority as well as in order of actual giving. We give cheerfully, liberally, privately, and regularly. In this way we seek first the kingdom of God, also with our money. How, then, are we to use the rest of the money God has given us? Again we must use the sanctified wisdom we have in Christ. All our...

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Rev. Kleyn is pastor of First Protestant Reformed Church in Edgerton, Minnesota, who will be installed as the new pastor of First Protestant Reformed Church in Holland, Michigan. Previous article in this series: June 2006, p. 405. When we worship God, we consciously enter the presence of our Father who is in heaven. We humbly approach Him in order to praise and adore Him. Through this means we enjoy covenant fellowship with Him. This is a most holy activity. And because it is, we must be sure that our worship is done “in spirit and in truth” (John 4:24). To...

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Rev. Kleyn is pastor of First Protestant Reformed Church in Holland, Michigan. Previous article in this series: May 1, 2006, p. 352. When the church gathers in worship, the saints come together in order to humble themselves before God, to praise and adore Him, and to enjoy fellowship with Him. This worship service begins with the salutation. God speaks first, greeting His people with the words, “Beloved congregation in the Lord Jesus Christ.” He assures us at the very start of our worship that we are His beloved people. This gives us confidence in our approach to Him. It also...

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Rev. Kleyn is pastor of First Protestant Reformed Church in Holland, Michigan. The formal worship of God on the Lord’s Day is the central as well as a most blessed part of our lives as believers. We consciously enter the presence of our heavenly Father. We humble ourselves before Him. We praise and adore Him. And as we do so, we experience fellowship with Him. That fellowship is enjoyed by means of a holy conversation that takes place between God and His people. It is a two-way conversation—not only does God speak to us, but we are given the opportunity...

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