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Rev. J.A. Heys, of South Holland, has received a call from Southwest Church in Grand Rapids, The Lord willing, Rev. H. Hoeksema will begin his annual series of radio sermons for the Reformed Witness Hour, Sunday, Dec. 1st and will conclude on Resurrection Day, March 29, 1964. Rev. Hoeksema has planned a series of sermons which expound the truth of the natures and offices of our Lord Jesus Christ. During December the topics will be, “Christ, Human and Divine” (Dec. 1), “The Man Jesus Christ” (Dec. 8), “The Virgin Birth” (Dec. 15), “The Offices of Christ” (Dec.
GLOSSOLOLIA When the Spirit of Christ was poured out upon the Church on Pentecost, one of the signs that accompanied this miracle was that the disciples “began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.” Acts 2:4. This sign was continued in the Church throughout the time of the apostles. Wherever God called His Church into existence, one sign of the presence of the Holy Spirit was this gift of speaking in tongues.
The branch of study which we purpose to treat in this rubric is formally known as Liturgies. With reference to the term Liturgy to the sphere of divine service, the Christian use of the word is based upon the Septuagint, which translates the Hebrew aboda, in relation to the temple service, by leitourgia.
We now continue with our quotation of Art. VII of the Lutheran Confession of the Formula of Concord which treats the Lutheran conception of the Lord’s Supper:
It was in the early part of 1963 that the entire matter of future mission endeavor in Jamaica was discussed by the Mission Committee.
We now have come to our consideration of verse 13 of this wondrous Chapter in II Peter. There is something wonderfully arresting about this verse as it is connected with the preceding context. We do well to take note of it presently.
And when Gideon was come, behold, there was a man that told a dream unto his fellow, and said, Behold, I dreamed a dream, and lo, a cake of barley bread tumbled into the host of Midian, and came unto a tent, and smote it that it fell, and overturned it, that the tent lay along. And his fellow answered and said, This is nothing else save the sword of Gideon the son of Joash, a son of Israel: for into his hand hath God delivered Midian, and all the host.
And again, for centuries afterward the church waited for the completion and closing of the New Testament canon. And even then, many more centuries elapsed before the Bible was accessible to every believer. This had to wait for the invention of the printing press in the fifteenth century, for the general distribution of the Bible, and for the general education of the masses to be able to read and write.
The Western Ladies’ League met on October 3, 1963, at 1 o’clock, at Doon, Iowa. We opened our meeting by singing our theme song, Psalter number 298; and Psalter number 90 was sung. Rev. Kortering led us in prayer. Our president, Mrs. Kortering, read from Psalm 119:33-48. Mrs. Kortering then introduced our speaker, Rev. B.