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Jason L. Kortering is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Grandville, Michigan. Our tri-star jet sliced through the night as we flew from Detroit to Montreal to London on October 28. Being excited and full of anticipation, rest didn’t come easily. Dinner was served at 9:30 p.m. and after that the cabin darkened. What does a person do in a confined seat, darkness outside, quietness inside? Meditate, listen to music, watch a video, talk, sleep? After we made a few fitful attempts at snoozing, the voice on the intercom dutifully announced that breakfast would he served prior to landing...

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Jason L. Kortering is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Grandville, Michigan. 2. The priestly consecration with its warnings for violations (Lev. 8:1-10:20). Aaron and his family were presented to the Lord in the presence of the congregation. Aaron was dressed in the proper clothes of the priest, a robe, an ephod (cape), breastplate, mitre, and crown. Moses took the oil and anointed the tabernacle, including its contents, and also anointed Aaron (Lev. 8:1-13). A bullock of sin offering, a ram of burnt-offering, and a ram of consecration were slain after they had laid their hands upon each of...

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Rev. Kortering is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Grandville, Michigan. One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to inquire in his temple.  Psalm 27:4 The house of the Lord! One place we easily take for granted. That was on the mind of David when he penned these words. He was denied dwelling in that house and his soul cried in anguish. “One thing have I desired of Jehovah,...

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Rev. Kortering is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Grandville, Michigan. The preaching of the gospel speaks to the hearts of God’s people. This is what makes preaching unique. Because preaching is the highest form of communication, all the rules of language, logic, and oratory apply. Through the preaching of the gospel, the congregation is instructed in the knowledge of the Bible and they become more familiar with the truth of that Word. All of this must lead them to worship the One True God, revealed in His Word. Worship is an act of faith, personal and corporate response...

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Rev. Kortering is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Grandville, Michigan. A proposal is coming to synod from the Mission Committee to declare the British Isles a field of mission labor for our churches and to appoint a calling church for the purpose of calling a missionary to labor there. This was recommended to the Mission Committee by the Committee of Contact which was given the mandate by a previous synod to make a careful study by means of personal labor in the area. As reported previously, Pastor Ken Hank0 worked there for approximately six months, followed by about...

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Rev. Kortering is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Grandville, Michigan. “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.”  I Peter 1:3-5 Hope is an inseparable part of our salvation. The Holy Spirit says, “…hath begotten (literally...

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Rev. Kortering is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church in Grandville, Michigan. When I kept silence, my bones waxed old through my roaring all the day long. For day and night thy hand was heavy upon me: my moisture is turned into the drought of summer. Selah. I acknowledged my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the LORD: and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin. Selah. Psalm 32:3-5 Silence! There are times when it can be devastating. So it was in the life of David. He had...

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Jason L. Kortering is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Grandville, Michigan. In the book of Deuteronomy, we do not have additional laws given by Moses. Rather we have a review of the instructions which God gave the people at Mt. Sinai, for the people who were about to enter the land of Canaan. The book is divided into four parts: the first discourse of Moses (Deut. 1:1-4:43), the second discourse of Moses (Deut. 4:44-26:19), the third discourse of Moses (Deut. 27:1-30:20), and the last words of Moses, including the record of his death (Deut. 31:1-34:12). With our outlining,...

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