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Rev. Miersma is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Chuch of New Zealand. As cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country.  Proverbs 25:25 Greetings from New Zealand! As we are refreshed by the good news which we receive from you, so we pray that likewise you may be refreshed in hearing form us. There are many thousands of miles separating us, a distance which seems to shrink with each letter that arrives in the mail box. Several years have gone by since you have heard from us in the form of a newsletter in...

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Rev. Miersma is pastor of Immanuel Protestant Reformed Church of Lacombe, Alberta, Canada. And the word of the Lord came unto him saying, Get thee hence, and turn thee eastward, and hide thyself by the brook Cherith, that is before Jordan. And it shall be, that thou shalt drink of the brook; and I have commanded the ravens to feed thee there. So he went and did according unto the word of the Lord: for he went and dwelt by the brook Cherith, that is before Jordan. And the ravens brought him bread and flesh in the morning, and bread...

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Rev. Miersma is pastor of Immanuel Protestant Reformed Church of Lacombe, Alberta, Canada. 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 1:4, 5 An inheritance for the people of God, strangers in this world because of their election by God. They are citizens of another country, an heavenly country. For it they live and labor, strive and suffer, willing to lose their life for it. All because they have been...

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Rev. Miersma is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of New Zealand, a sister-church to the Protestant Reformed Church of New Zealand. Christ is coming! This is a truth which every child of God knows, yet so often ignores as he is caught up on the whirlwind of today’s fast life. It has been so long ago that He was taken from us in a cloud to heaven that we do not daily live in living hope of His return. However, the Lord will not let us forget. He has given us many signs that show that He will come...

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Rev. Miersma is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of New Zealand. Living in New Zealand one soon learns that the people of that land live close to the sea, both literally and figuratively. Most of the population lives along the coast, making access to the sea a matter of minutes. For those who live in the middle of the country, which are few, a drive of an hour or less will bring them to the coast. As one drives along the coast one sees a favorite activity of both New Zealanders and foreigners, that is, fishing. Some are fishing...

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Rev. Miersma is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of New Zealand. Of the Communion of the Saints All saints that are united to Jesus Christ their head, by his Spirit and by faith, have fellowship with him in his graces, sufferings, death, resurrection, and glory: and being united to one another in love, they have communion in each other’s gifts and graces, and are obliged to the performance of such duties, public and private, as do conduce to their mutual good, both in the inward and outward man. The Westminster Confession of Faith, XXVI, 1 In this way the...

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Rev. Miersma is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of New Zealand, a sister-church to the Protestant Reformed Churches of America. In order to discuss how to promote a “more meaningful” sister-church relationship we must first come to an understanding as to what a “sister-church relationship” is. Then we can discuss what makes such relationship “meaningful” in order finally to establish how it can be made “more” meaningful. Since the Protestant Reformed Churches of America seem to be the point of common contact, let us look at their definition of a sister-church relationship as set forth in the Constitution of...

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Rev. Miersma is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of New Zealand. Greetings from the sunny South Pacific to all of our fellow saints elsewhere! It has been several months since our last newsletter appeared which was written during our winter. As I write this letter we are experiencing summer weather with Christmas Day just around the corner. Celebrating Christmas in the summer is altogether different from what we were used to. It is hard even to think of Christmas without the snow, the cold, the short days, etc. Just imagine yourself observing Christmas on the Fourth of July. The...

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Rev. Miersma is pastor of Immanuel Protestant Reformed Church in Lacombe, Alberta, Canada. Then went he down, and dipped himself seven times in Jordan, according to the saying of the man of God: and his flesh came again like unto the flesh of a little child, and he was clean. II Kings 5:14 In this fifth chapter of II Kings we have some remarkable contrasts, which deserve notice. The first contrast is between the little Jewish girl and the wicked king of Israel. The little girl believed in her God, while the king trusted in heathen idols. The first was...

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It gives me great pleasure to be able to write this article under the above title. Such a title is possible because the Lord in His mercy and grace has blessed the preaching of His Word unto the organizing of the Protestant Reformed Fellowship of Wellington into an instituted church of Jesus Christ. It is our privilege to be able to share this joy with them, for the Lord has seen fit to use us as Protestant Reformed Churches in America as a means to bring this to pass. 

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