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Rev. Miersma is pastor of Loveland Protestant Reformed Church in Loveland, Colorado. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.  Ephesians 2:10 The Lord’s will and work must be done. We see that every time we consider the law. The law in the Word is the revelation of His will. We must perform it in the service of love. We do not do this as co-workers withGod, which requires the combined efforts of God and us to accomplish God’s will. That is impossible and likewise unworthy...

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Rev. Miersma is pastor of the Loveland Protestant Reformed Church in Loveland, Colorado. And herein I give my advice: for this is expedient for you, who have begun before, not only to do, but also to be forward a year ago. Now therefore perform the doing of it; that as there was a readiness to will, so there may be a performance also out of that which ye have. For if there be first a willing mind, it is accepted according to that a man hath, and not according to that he hath not.  II Corinthians 8:10-12 The occasion for...

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Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ. Philippians 3:8 In these few words of Holy Scripture we have a personal confession of the apostle Paul. It was written to the church at Philippi—”For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh” (v. 3). In verses 4-6 Paul lists various things that most...

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Rev. Miersma is pastor of the Loveland Protestant Reformed Church in Loveland, Colorado. And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved. Acts 2:21 Pentecost! The words of this text were spoken by the apostle Peter in the very first sermon that he preached after the pouring out of the Spirit on the day of Pentecost. The signs of the Spirit, the sound as of a rushing mighty wind, the cloven tongues like as of fire, and the speaking in tongues, had manifested themselves. As a result, a multitude had...

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Rev. Miersma is pastor of the Loveland Protestant Reformed Church in Loveland, Colorado. He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. Psalm 91:1, 2 What a song of blessed assurance and confidence. What a security and safety is confessed here. Well may we take these words upon our lips, utter them in faith, knowing in whom we believe. These words can come forth from our lips only if they...

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Beginnings!  Do you find them fearful? You do not know what shall take place in the future. It is rather dark and unknown.  There are beginnings of different things. We stand near the beginning of a new volume of THE STANDARD BEARER. Many of you young people stand at the beginning of a new school year. Many of you are beginning your education in a different school than the one you attended last year. Young People’s Society and catechetical training have begun again. Soon a new year will be here, 1980, a new decade. 

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Rev. Miersma is pastor of the Loveland Protestant Reformed Church in Loveland, Colorado. Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a public example, was minded to put her away privily. But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost…. Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, and...

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Rev. Miersma is pastor of the Loveland Protestant Reformed Church in Loveland, Colorado. And there came a leper to him, beseeching him, and kneeling down to him, and saying unto him, If thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.  And Jesus, moved with compassion, put forth his hand, and touched him, and saith unto him, I will: be thou clean.  And as soon as he had spoken, immediately the leprosy departed from him, and he was cleansed. Mark 1:40-42 Our Lord Jesus Christ had just finished His wonderful sermon on the mount and was in the process of descending from...

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As each child of God sails across the ocean of this present life he is met by angry waves and all kinds of contrary winds which seek to bring his ship off course to eventual shipwreck on the shoals and reefs. In order to remain on course this ship must have a very strong helm, that mechanism comprising the rudder and the wheel that is used to steer the ship. The apostle Paul uses this figure to describe the church here on the earth.

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