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Rev. Kleyn is pastor of First Protestant Reformed Church in Edgerton, Minnesota. Money consumes a large part of our lives. One of the reasons for this is that we all need money. It is impossible to survive in today’s society without it. We need it for the very basics of earthly life: food, clothing, and shelter. It is not simply a commodity, but a necessity. But money also consumes a large part of our lives by choice. We not only use it for the necessities of life, but for many other things besides. We are constantly dealing with it—either earning...

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Rev. Kleyn is pastor of First Protestant Reformed Church in Edgerton, Minnesota. Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them that are exercised thereby. Hebrews 12:11 Affliction is experienced by every person that lives on earth. It is true that some suffer more than others, but none is exempt. Old and young, male and female, godly and ungodly—all suffer. There is a great contrast, however, between the suffering of the people of God and that of the wicked. For the wicked it is punishment for...

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October 10, 11, 2000 held in South Holland, Illinois Classis West met for a special meeting on October 10, 2000 in South Holland, Illinois. This meeting of classis was called in order to deal with ongoing struggles in one of the churches in Classis West. Rev. A. denHartog led the classis in opening devotions by giving a brief exposition of Psalm 102:12-22. Rev. M. DeVries then took his place by rotation as president of classis, with Rev. G. Eriks as vice president and Rev. A. denHartog as clerk. The classis met late into the evening of Tuesday, October 10, and for...

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Rev. Kleyn is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Edgerton, Minnesota. Prior to the Reformation in Scotland, the Roman Catholic Church was so thoroughly corrupt that any true worship of God was well nigh impossible. Men and women bowed to images. Martyrs, apostles, and virgins were worshiped. Numerous holy days and feasts (often pagan in origin) were constantly being added. The church in Scotland was therefore in dire need of reform, especially in the area of liturgy and worship. In the time of the church’s need, God raised up John Knox to lead the Scottish Reformation. Courageously and boldly...

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Rev. Kleyn is pastor of First Protestant Reformed Church of Edgerton, Minnesota. Is once enough? That is, is it enough to attend church once on Sunday? Scripture does not specifically state that we should attend twice. So why go twice? Is this required and necessary? No one should dispute the fact that poor church attendance is a sin. The Scriptures make this clear, for example, in Hebrews 10:25. There we are admonished “not to forsake the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is.” Obviously there were those, already in the early New Testament church, who were not regular...

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Rev. Kleyn is pastor of First Protestant Reformed Church in Holland, Michigan. (Note: This article is based on a speech that was originally given for the Combined Ladies’ Meeting of the Doon, Edgerton, and Hull Protestant Reformed Churches.) Previous article in this series: October 1, 2005, p. 12. In our previous article on this subject, we pointed out that the primary obligation of women in the churches’ work of missions is to support the preaching of the gospel, which involves being vitally interested in it. We now consider some of the practical ways in which this can be done. We...

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Rev. Kleyn is pastor of First Protestant Reformed Church in Edgerton, Minnesota. A banner was very important to soldiers involved in hand-to-hand combat. The banner was a flag placed upon a tall pole and held above the leader of the army. The soldiers had a vital interest in seeing the banner, for it served as their rallying point. They would look for the banner and then gather around it, and thus around their leader. A soldier who was separated from the banner would in effect be separated from the rest of the army and be in imminent danger of being...

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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 PRC of Holland, Michigan on October 12, 2005. (Note: This article is based on a speech that was originally given for the Combined Ladies’ Meeting of the Doon, Edgerton, and Hull Protestant Reformed Churches.) The subject we have before us is a significant one for us to consider. It is so because of the fact that our churches are busily involved in the work of missions. Presently we have five mission fields, and five ministers serving as missionaries....

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Rev. Kleyn is pastor of First Protestant Reformed Church in Edgerton, Minnesota. The purpose of this article is to make our Protestant Reformed Churches and members aware of a concern that both the Foreign Mission Committee and the calling churches for the foreign mission fields have. The matter of concern is the giving of financial gifts to those who are the objects of our mission work. Specifically we are concerned about money that is given directly, and without the knowledge of the calling church or mission committee, to those among whom we labor. We are convinced that such giving is...

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Rev. Kleyn is pastor of First Protestant Reformed Church in Edgerton, Minnesota. rayer occupies a large place, not only in private and family life, but also in church life. Especially is that true in the worship services. But prayer also has an important place in Bible studies, lectures, and other meetings. In all these instances, the people of God are privileged to draw near to and speak with their almighty and loving heavenly Father. In addition to this, however, provision is also made in the life of the church to have special days of prayer. This is mentioned in Article...

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