All Articles For Vol 16 Issue 16 5/15/1940

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Originally it was not my purpose to write about the overture from the consistory of Hudsonville requesting that our churches approach the Protesting First Christian Reformed Church of Kalamazoo with a view to a possible reunion of that church with our churches. In the first place, to rehearse the history that caused the separate existence of the Kalamazoo church is very distasteful to me. That part of our history that concerns our relation to this church recalls incidents that are far more corrupt and grievous than that which brought about our ejection from the Christian Reformed Churches. I believe that...

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A real joy it was to us that we might have the opportunity to make a tour through our churches in Iowa, Minnesota, Montana and California, and to speak for them in lectures and in the ministry of the Word. Almost all of our churches there are fields in which we used to labor for a shorter or longer period in the past, and are organized by us personally, so that the reader will readily understand that next to my own Fuller Ave. congregation I feel attached to them. And it was a very pleasurable experience to visit them and...

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At sundry times and in divers manners I have heard a question asked which I here find in the 15th Psalm. Some put it this way: Where will you spend eternity? I know, I know: the question put into that form usually comes from the corner of those that dilute the Gospel of God; they present the race to eternity as a game of chance; they emphasize the responsibility of man at the expense of God’s Sovereign counsel. I know all that. But the question itself is not necessarily wrong. It may be a theme that is pregnant with meaning....

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Then took Mary a pound of ointment of spikenard, very costly, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair: and the house was filled with the odor of the ointment. Then saith one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, which should betray him, Why was not this ointment sold for three hundred pence, land given to the poor? This he said, not that he cared for the poor; but because he was a thief, and had the bag, and bare what was put therein. Then said Jesus, Let her alone: against the day of...

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Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize. So run that ye may obtain. And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible. I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air; But I keep under my body and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway. I Cor. 9:24-27 I so run,...

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One thing. Remarkable, because man desires many things. He may seem satisfied with a few, but when he is asked about it will answer not one, but I will desire all things. That is peculiar, when that little heart of ours can never be filled, even if we possess all things. Things that often are harmful, man wants. One thing to desire ds to do away with all other things. When all is desired it means that man does not desire God. He depends upon the things as such. In daily life he craves for and seeks after the goods...

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