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“I know that my Redeemer liveth. . .” Job 19:25 I know that my Redeemer liveth! As a challenge over against every foe, as a shout of triumph when sufferings threatened to swallow her up, as a confident declaration of victory even when all flesh would despair, the church of Jesus Christ throughout the ages has always taken this word upon her lips. When the adversary pressed relentlessly day and night, when a thousand fears beset his soul, when the night seemed utterly dark, without a ray of hope, the individual believer still sang in his heart and confessed with...

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We shall notice the following in this Parable of the talents as to its several elements: First of all we should carefully notice the setting of the Parable. We refer particularly to the setting wherein Jesus shows us therelationship of the servants (bond-men) to their lord (master!). It is all in the control of the “lord” in the Parable. It is all his plan and his good-pleasure. He will go on a journey abroad. This will necessitate his absence for a short while, or longer. The exact time of his absence is known only to him.

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The word of the Lord imperishable, Isaiah 40:6-8. The voice said, Cry. And he said, What shall I cry? (Cry), All flesh is grass, And all the beauty thereof as the flower of the field: Withereth the grass, fadeth the flower: Because the breath of the Lord bloweth upon him: Truly the people is grass. Withereth the grass, fadeth the flower: But the word of the Lord shall stand forever.

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Mr. Wigger is a member of the Protestant Reformed Church of Hudsonville, Michigan. Seminary Activities Our seminary recently extended a thank-you to the council and congregation of the Hull, IA PRC for their gracious hosting of the internship of Seminarian Cory Griess this past year. These internships have proven to be very profitable for the students and congregations involved, and with God’s blessing will continue to be in the future. In addition, our seminary was also grateful to Hull for their love and kindness shown to Cory and his wife, Lael, during Lael’s long hospitalization in Sioux Falls, SD and...

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Rev. Kleyn is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Edgerton, Minnesota. Our lives as children of God are to be directed and governed by one fundamental principle. One rule determines all that we think, all that we say, and all that we do. That rule is, “Do all to the glory of God!” That is our calling in this life. And that will be our calling into all eternity. That this is the principle that determines all our conduct is clearly shown in the Scriptures. “If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any...

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Rev. VanOverloop is pastor of Georgetown Protestant Reformed Church in Bauer, Michigan. What motivates a parent in the training of a child? Why do we want our children to behave? What motives should a godly parent have for rearing a child? And what should be the goal in godly child-rearing? Or is talk about motives and goals too abstract? Is it not true that motives and goals are the farthest thing from the parents’ mind at the moment they are disciplining a child who has just embarrassed them? You want your young child to behave in the grocery store—why? You...

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This is the title of a recently issued, brief (11-page) pamphlet written by Rev. Steven Houck and published by the Peace Protestant Reformed Church in Lansing, Illinois. I have been asked to bring this pamphlet to the attention of the readership of the Standard Bearer, and I do so enthusiastically. The pamphlet is unique in that it is intended to be a soundly Reformed means of witnessing to the unconverted and unchurched. The pamphlet succeeds. It is a written form of the biblical call of the gospel to those who are not converted to Christ and who may have little...

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Rev. Haak is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Lynden, Washington. When Ruth returned home that night after her first day of gleaning and recounted all that had transpired, Naomi began to see the merciful providence of God breaking through the dark clouds of her bitterness and poverty. As she listened to Ruth tell of the kindness of Boaz, and when she saw the material blessings Ruth brought back, Naomi blessed the Lord “who hath not left off his kindness to the living and to the dead.” Especially when Ruth told her of Boaz, whom Naomi knew to be...

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Rev. Heys is a minister emeritus in the Protestant Reformed Churches. With everything in a statement which presents the difference between the Old Testament and the New Testament we cannot and may not agree. That statement, speaking about the Old Testament and the New Testament, says, “The Old is in the New explained; the New is in the Old contained: the Old is in the New revealed; the New is in the Old concealed.” Yes, the Old Testament does contain types and shadows which are explained in the New Testament. It is true therefore that the Old is in the...

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