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Rev. Kortering is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Grandville, Michigan. “And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.  And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.  And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.  And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance.”  Acts 2:1-4 There was a roaring...

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Rev. Kortering is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Grandville, Michigan. Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. I Peter 5:6, 7 Care! How destructive cares can be. How marvelous caring can be. There is good care; there is bad care. Our passage under consideration deals with both. Our cares are bad. Hence, get rid of them; cast all your cares upon Him. Why should we do this? Because He, that is, God, cares for you. These words...

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Rev. Kortering is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Grandville, Michigan. “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?  As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.  Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,  nor height, nor depth, nor any...

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  Rev. Jason Kortering is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Grandville, Michigan. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth. Ephesians 6:14 Stand! Not as an idle spectator, but stand as a soldier. Stand in the heat of battle. Yes, we are surrounded with an army of evil spirits which fill the air. They are well organized into different ranks of command; their captain is the prince of the powers of the air, Satan himself. Being spirits they are able to infiltrate into our inner being to influence us to commit sin. Satan uses the ungodly world...

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Rev. Kortering is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Grandville, Michigan. Stand therefore, having your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace. Ephesians 6:15 Your feet! They also are important to a soldier. They need to be “shod” (to have shoes) if we are to function effectively in the battle of faith. The health of the entire body is important to a soldier and to his army. For this reason, physical examinations are very thorough when one volunteers for the armed forces of the U.S.A. The critical test comes in the heat of battle. The inspired...

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Jason L. Kortering is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Grandville, Michigan. The first five books of the Bible are joined together into what is called the Pentateuch (five books). The thread of history runs through each one and joins them together into a bond of unity. Genesis marks the beginnings of creation, the patriarchs, and the nation of Israel. Exodus follows this nation out of Egypt to Sinai, where they receive the laws of God, the spiritual basis for the theocracy, God’s rule among them. Leviticus gives additional details of the laws God gave at Sinai, uniting them...

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Rev. Kortering is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Grandville, Michigan. “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.”  Psalm 23:4 The valley of the shadow of death! What familiar language. It deals with the most critical time for shepherd and sheep, the time when the shepherd takes the flock from the safe confines of the home range, the farmstead, and moves them to the higher summer range. There is only one way to get there, and...

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Rev. Kortering is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Grandville, Michigan. “Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word; That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one: I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one;...

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Rev. Kortering is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Grandville, Michigan. “And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men. And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. He is not here: for he is risen as he said. Come see the place where the Lord lay.” Matthew 28:4-6 Fear! It can be devastating. Look at the keepers of the grave. They shook and became as dead men. It can also be healing. Look at the women who had their...

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Jason L. Kortering is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Grandville, Michigan. We are in the process of outlining the first discourse of Moses recorded in the book of Deuteronomy (Deut. 1:1-4:43). We continue our outlining in Deut. 2:1. Moses has recalled Jehovah’s faithfulness in dealing with them in their initial stay in the wilderness. Moses describes how God cared for them in their departure from Kadesh Barnea and that they bypassed Mt. Seir, since that country was given to Esau for a possession. They could buy meat and water from them, but not engage in battle (Deut. 2:1-7). They...

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