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Rev. Moore is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Hull, Iowa. “For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.”  Romans 15:4 God is the Author of the Scripture, which is a Word of power. The Scriptures are the living Word of God. They are this because they are the Word of the living God. No other book is able to lead us with authority and guide us with power as does the Holy Word of God. Thus the Scriptures become a precious treasure for...

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Rev. Moore is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Hull, Iowa. Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure: Calling a ravenous bird from the east, the man that executeth my counsel from afar county: yea, I have spoken it, I will also bring it to pass; I have purposed it, I will also do it. Hearken unto me, ye stout-hearted, that are far from righteousness: I bring near my righteousness; it shall not be far off, and...

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Rev. Moore is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Hull, Iowa. “Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying, And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him that was valued, whom they of the children of Israel did value; And gave them for the potter’s field, as the Lord appointed me.” Matthew 27:9 The event of our text took place during the time between the trial of Jesus before the Sanhedrin and the public trial before Pilate, and is the conclusion of the matters in which Judas Iscariot was involved in...

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Rev. Moore is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Hull, Iowa. In this article we consider a very important text for the church of Christ, especially in the day in which we live. There are many reasons for us to wonder why the Lord tarries. In the evil days in which we live, there arise even in the church questions concerning the wisdom of bringing forth the covenant seed. But the church does bring forth that seed, and she does so trusting in the promises of God. It is with confidence that the Lord is not slack concerning His...

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Richard G. Moore is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Hull, Iowa. In this new season of congregational activities, it is good to consider the blessings we have in the fellowship of saints. And in this connection to ask the questions: With whom is our fellowship? With whom do we commune? From the time of the fall there have been two seeds in the midst of this world. The seed of the woman and the seed of the serpent. And as God’s people our f4lowship is not to be with the world which is the SI bed of the...

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Rev. Moore is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Hull, Iowa. He hath made his wonderful works to be remembered: the LORD is gracious and full of compassion. Psalm 111:4 The works of the Lord are great, the psalmist exclaims in the one hundred eleventh Psalm; and this sets the theme of comfort and strength for God’s church. As a pastor I sometimes use this passage on visits that I make to parents of newborns and apply its instruction to this blessing that God gives to His church as she brings forth the covenant seed. In like manner I...

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Rev. Moore is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Hull, Iowa. In this article we set forth the theory that it is proper that we have a missionary-at-large, or even more than one. At the outset, let me say that this article is written in the knowledge that Synod 1988 rejected the concept missionary-at-large. However, we believe that this was due to the fact that there were certain aspects of this concept that the Mission Committee did not or was not able to consider. This was true also of the Synod, and this led, to some extent, to a...

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The Lord has blessed our Hull, Iowa Protestant Reformed Church in a very special way, by the gift of a new church building in which to worship. At the time of this writing we have already worshiped in our new building for two Sundays. We were overwhelmed by the sense of complete unworthiness on our part to have such wonderful facilities in which to worship. God however has been pleased to be with us and to cause us to grow, also numerically, so that it became necessary to construct a new building. Then He has also in abundance given us...

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Rev. Moore is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Hull, Iowa. “Delight thyself also in the Lord: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.” Psalm 37:4-5 How necessary it is for us to commit our way unto the Lord. This becomes more emphatically true each day that we live. This is true because of the days in which we live, days in which there are many forces being brought to bear upon us to dissuade us from a walk...

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Rev. Moore is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Hull, Iowa. The occasion for this paper is the notification given to me that an acquaintance of mine had, in his words, “come out of the closet,” after having spent a good part of his life as a practicing homosexual undercover. At the time that he informed me of this, he said that he could no longer live the life of duplicity, and that if by notifying me he lost my friendship, it would still be worth it to him. However, at this time he addressed a letter of 12...

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