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Rev. Moore is foreign missionary of the Protestant Reformed Churches. I was asked to write some Standard Bearer articles on the work that we are doing in Ghana, West Africa. I am now fulfilling a part of this request. As I take up the writing of this article, it is rather difficult to know where to start and what to include. The reason for this is that so much has transpired since we took the call to be missionary in Ghana, and also because the Lord has so richly blessed us in this labor to the present time. That means...

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Rev. Moore is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Hull, Iowa. My sectional is intended to deal with the practical and spiritual implications of having separate meetings of elders and deacons. My contention is that if a congregation grows to a size such that the number of officebearers makes it possible to have separate meetings of the elders and deacons, then it is profitable to do this. It is profitable for the work of both the elders and the deacons, and thus also for the congregation. We will attempt to draw attention to some of these points of profit...

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Rev. Moore is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Hull, Iowa. When he was come down from the mountain, great multitudes followed him. And, behold, there came a leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean. And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.  Matthew 8:1-3 There is much comfort for God’s church in the passage quoted above, for we recognize that we have so much more need to be cleansed than did this leper. And in the cleansing of...

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Rev. Moore is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Hull, Iowa. We would like to take this means to inform our readers further of the trip that we took to Ghana in behalf of the Protestant Reformed Churches in America and under the direction of its Foreign Mission Committee. Our churches have had a long standing interest in Ghana as a potential mission field. This has happened because of contacts that we have made with children of God in this nation. Especially this interest has been promoted because of our contact with a fellow believer, Gabriel Anyigba. We have...

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Rev. Moore is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Hull, Iowa. “Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins.” Colossians 1:13, 14 Blessed redemption! The text that we consider in this article reminds us of a most precious promise that is given us in Christ. Paul instructed us that we are delivered from the power of darkness in the redeeming work of our Lord as He died upon the cross. Now the apostle goes...

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Rev. Moore is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Hull, Iowa. We have been asked questions about our field in Ghana, and about our reason for requesting of Synod that we open this field in Ghana without a core group of believers being in place on the field. The latter really has to do with the whole idea of how missions ought always to be carried out. In answer to that question, we note first of all that there are times when a group of believers in some location requests our churches to labor in their area. The members...

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Rev. Moore is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Hull, Iowa. In this meditation we have an occasion for great rejoicing and gladness as the elect church of Christ dwelling in the midst of a sin cursed world. We would consider the simple declaration of the Scripture as it is set forth in Mark 16:6, where we read, “And he saith unto them, Be not affrighted: Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: he is risen; he is not here: behold the place where they laid him.” The instruction of the passage is one that we have heard many...

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Rev. Moore is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Hull, Iowa. “For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds. “  Hebrews 12:3 By God’s grace, as we walk in faith, we face the opposition of Satan and the powers of darkness. Also the world of unbelief (the coworkers of the devil) tempts us and tries to destroy our faith. Besides this, we carry with us the old man which constantly assails us as we would walk down life’s pathway as the children of God. The holy writer...

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Rev. Moore is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Hull, Iowa. One of the doctrines of Scripture that became very important to the fathers of the Reformation was the doctrine that man was totally depraved. This was a doctrine that was not very popular in the days of our Reformation fathers, and it is certainly not popular in our day. And yet this doctrine we must maintain as essential to our assurance of salvation as the children of God. Besides, one cannot maintain the glory of God’s name if he does not also understand this doctrine. If we are...

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