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We were speaking in our former essay of those who are widows indeed; those who are actually widows, answering to the Scriptural portrait of a widow. A widow, we saw, is one who is “bereft” of a husband. According to the Hebrew term ahmanah she is one who is “silent.” A woman who has put on the garments of widowhood has put on the garments of silence. Concerning such widows Paul gives Timothy some very definite instructions! It should be remembered that such a widow, who is a widow indeed, is one who has no earthly means of sustenance. She has no...

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Rev. VanderWal is pastor of Covenant Protestant Reformed Church in Wyckoff, NJ. The Ancient Unbelief A rumor had come to Jerusalem. The word was out that two foes of Judah, apostate Israel and heathen Syria, had become allies in order to conquer Judah. Their ambition was directed toward the throne in Jerusalem, to overthrow Ahaz, and to set up their own king in his place, the son of Tabeal. These nations had armies which were foreboding enough by themselves, but joined together they could surely overwhelm Judah and Jerusalem. The king, Ahaz, and the people of Judah were together overcome...

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Rev. Kortering is a Protestant Reformed minister-on-loan to Singapore. The message that we bring tonight is not one of information but of celebration. We come together to celebrate what God has done for us as Protestant Reformed Churches these past seventy-five years. Since this is God’s work, we must turn to Him and learn from Him how we can celebrate together tonight. This we do by turning to Psalm 16:5, 6: “The Lord is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: thou maintainest my lot. The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly...

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Rev. Kleyn is pastor of First Protestant Reformed Church in Edgerton, Minnesota. Every child of God experiences afflictions. Not just a little, but usually much of it. The amount does indeed vary from time to time. The severity also varies. But if one adds up all the afflictions experienced in a lifetime, there are many. As David said in Psalm 34, “Many are the afflictions of the righteous.” The believer confesses that these afflictions come from the hand of God. Jehovah sends them. They do not happen by chance. Nor do they come from the devil. They come from God. His...

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Mr. Wigger is a member of the Protestant Reformed Church of Hudsonville, Michigan. Denominational Activities The warm, lazy days of summer have given way to the cool, crisp days of fall, and it’s time for you and me to roll up our sleeves and get to work. Not just you and me, of course, but our churches, schools, and seminary as well. That’s just what happened on the evening of August 30 in the auditorium of the Southwest PRC in Grandville, MI. Our denomination’s seminary went back to work for another year. A crowd overflowing into the narthex at Southwest...

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Rev. Haak is pastor of Bethel Protestant Reformed Church in Elk Grove Village, Illinois. Our study this time is a sequel to the remarkable conversation between Jesus and the Samaritan woman. Two things stand out in the passage. First, Christ uses His labors with the woman as the ground-work for gathering a spiritual harvest among the Samaritans. This is a prefiguration of the spiritual harvest that shall be gathered out of all the nations in the New Testament era. Second, Christ instructs His disciples in their calling as reapers in this harvest. We should notice that the fruit of Christ’s...

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* The address given at the assembly of convocation for the 1995/1996 school-year and of dedication of the new addition to the seminary building. Two purposes bring us together tonight. We observe with a solemn ceremony the beginning of another year of instruction in the Protestant Reformed Theological Seminary: convocation. This is customary. The other purpose is extraordinary: the dedication of a large, new addition to the seminary building. The Protestant Reformed Churches have recently completed the construction of a large theological library with study-space for the students and offices for the faculty. There is a lower level that will...

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Ronald L. Cammenga is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Loveland, Colorado. Friendship is good. Friendship is necessary. We have been made in such a way that it is not good for us to be alone. We have been made in such a way that we need friends. We have been made in such a way that we have to be a companion of someone. This is especially true of young people. Have friends they will. Be a companion of someone they will. But the question is: “With whom will they be a friend? Who will be their companion?”...

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A New Project  It is not often that you receive news from our Protestant Reformed Theological School. Nor is it often that our people receive an opportunity to have an active part in the work of our seminary. Hence, the appearance of this little article is in itself a newsworthy event, and merits your careful attention. 

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