All Articles For Vol 25 Issue 14 4/15/1949

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In Session April 6, 1949 at Hope Church Rev. H. Veldman calls the meeting to order. After the opening exercises the credentials are received and Classis is declared constituted. According to rotation Rev. R. Veldman presides and Rev. H. Veldman officiates as clerk. The minutes of the preceding classical meeting are read and approved.

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In our previous article we noticed that the office of ministers, elders and deacons is an institution of God. Furthermore, that those who are called to this office are undershepherds of the chief Shepherd Jesus Christ. Christ is the great office bearer. They are His servants and ambassadors vested with authority to speak and to act in His name. This was true in a very unique sense of the apostles in the early church after Pentecost, but this is no less true of the office bearers in the church today.

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With this installment of the general theme, “Training For Life’s Calling” we will bring the series to a close. The last subject taught in Christian schools which we will consider and which ought to have a specific treatment is Civics. It is a subject which must be taught our children, though they are citizens of the kingdom of heaven. In fact we would say that they must be taught it just exactly because they are citizens of that kingdom.

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But there was a fly in the ointment of his spiritual joy. The fly was Michal, the daughter of Saul. . As the ark of the Lord had come into the city and was passing David’s house, Michal watched the procession through a window. It already spake ill of her that she had not joined the celebrating multitude and was keeping her to the house. She simply wasn’t interested. She saw David dancing before the Lord as divested of his kingly robes and as clad in a linen ephod like all the rest of his servants. Perhaps he was the...

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As terrified by the stroke that the Lord had laid upon Uzzah, David had carried the ark aside into the house of Obededom the Gittite. But as reassured by the visible tokens of the Lord’s favor toward Obededom’s house because of the ark, David again made preparations to bring up the ark of God “from the house of Obededom into the city of David.” The Chronicler gives a detailed account of all his preparations for the removal.

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“Qu. 69 How are thou admonished and assured by holy baptism, that the one sacrifice of Christ upon the cross is of real advantage to thee? “A. Thus: that Christ appointed this external washing with water, adding thereto this promise, that I am as certainly washed by his blood and Spirit from all the pollution of my soul, that is, from all my sins, as I am washed externally with water, by which the filthiness of the body is commonly washed away.

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