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Previous article in this series: May 15, 2014, p. 378. If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. II Chronicles 7:14 The Congregational Prayer In our worship service the chief time we come through Christ to God in prayer is in what is called the congregational prayer. It is important to note the title of this prayer. It is congregational prayer. The minister is not giving his own...

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So Jotham became mighty, because he prepared his ways before the Lord his God. II Chronicles 27:6 Jotham was one of the kings of Judah of whom we know very little. His life and reign are recorded in II Chronicles 27 and II Kings 15:32-38. From these passages we learn that Jotham was the 11th king of Judah, the son of the godly king Uzziah. He took over the reins of government from his father when he was 25 years old and reigned for 16 years. Most importantly, he did that which was right in the sight of the Lord...

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Rev. Kuiper is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Byron Center, Michigan. Having sketched the history and basis of the diaconate, we must now explain in more detail what this office is. Doing this will continue to impress on us that the office is necessary for the church and has a solid basis in Scripture. The nature of this office is well summarized by this definition of the term “diaconate”: the diaconate is that office in the church of Jesus Christ which is particularly devoted to works of mercy and the care of the church’s poor. But this raises...

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Taken from In the Shadow of Death, by Abraham Kuyoer, reprinted in 1994 by Old Paths Publications. Published with permission. THE physician has in the lives of many an all but too large a place, to which sometimes cleave sad remembrances, yea, which sometimes gave rise to bitter conflict of faith. And this also Scripture intends, that you should consider, and therefore puts before us ever and again those tragic words from the narrative of the woman who had an issue of blood: “There was a woman, who had an issue of blood twelve years, and had suffered many things...

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Herman C. Hanko is professor of Church History and New Testament departments at the Protestant Reformed Seminary. In our last article we introduced the general subject of medical technology, and gave some idea of the broad range of problems which arise because of the advances which science and medicine have made in the areas of biology and bio-medicine. While it is our purpose to discuss the moral dimensions of these problems in future articles and deal with each problem individually, we want, in this article, to lay down a few more basic and fundamental principles which underlie, in our judgment,...

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James D. Slopsema is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Randolph, Wisconsin. “And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. “Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.” II Corinthians 12:9, 10 When I am weak, then am I strong. Now that’s a paradox! A paradox is a statement which on...

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Then Isaiah the son of Amos sent into Hezekiah, saying, Thus saith the Lord, God of Israel, Whereas thou has prayed to me against Sennacherib king of Assyria, this is the word that the Lord has spoken concerning him: (Vss. 21, 22b). It again shows how that the secrets of the Lord are with them that fear him. If the God-fearing king has taken the Lord’s side against Sennacherib, the Lord now also takes the side of His servant against the blasphemer to deliver him out of his clutch.

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Rev. VanOverloop is pastor of Georgetown Protestant Reformed Church in Hudsonville, Michigan. And he discovered the covering of Judah…. Isaiah 22:8-14 In the context Isaiah is faced with two very serious problems. The first is the spiritual complacency which has been characterizing the nation of Judah as a whole for several years. The second is the invasion of Judah by the mightiest of armies, the Assyrians. The Assyrians, under Sennacherib, already had an easy time bringing the ten tribes of the nation of Israel to their knees. In fact, Israel as a nation had been completely destroyed. The land and...

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Previous article in this series: November 15, 2011, p. 92. And the Lord appeared unto Abram, and said, Unto thy seed will I give this land: and there builded he an altar unto the Lord, who appeared unto him. And he removed from thence unto a mountain on the east of Bethel, and pitched his tent, having Bethel on the west, and Hai on the east: and there he builded an altar unto the Lord, and called upon the name of the Lord. Genesis 12:7-8 Introduction Recall that in this series of articles we are to cover three great principles...

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