All Articles For Vol 77 Issue 21 9/15/2001

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Mr. Wigger is a member of the Protestant Reformed Church of Hudsonville, Michigan. Evangelism Activities   The Evangelism Committee of the Hudsonville, MI PRC has been active this summer with various projects.  This year, as in the past, the committee has sponsored a booth presenting our denomination’s literature at the Hudsonville Community Fair.  Plans are currently being made for a fall lecture, together with a distribution of literature by mail. The committee has also been working at producing a website for the Hudsonville PRC which contains new information and audio sermons each week (www.HudsonvillePRC.org).  Sunday sermon topics are usually listed...

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Mr. Drnek is clerk of the consistory in the newly organized Trinity PRC. It is with joy and thanksgiving to our faithful heavenly Father that the council of Hudsonville PRC can report the birth of another daughter congregation. On the evening of Wednesday, July 18, 2001 the organizational worship service of Trinity Protestant Reformed Church was held. This, the newest church in our denomination, is located in Hudsonville, Michigan and is the third daughter congregation of Hudsonville PRC. The service took place in the Hudsonville Reformed Church building on the corner of School Street and Van Buren Avenue in Hudsonville,...

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Mrs. Meyer is a wife and mother in Hope Protestant Reformed Church of Walker, Michigan. Do we have to be taught to war? Do we have to teach our children to war? Isn’t there enough war? Talking of war seems so negative. Why not teach peace? Doesn’t that sound much better? Yes, we can talk of peace, and even prosperity. But let it be real peace and real prosperity. Let us sing with joy and gladness the lines of Psalter #393, the versification of Psalm 144: O happy land, whose sons in youth, in sturdy strength and noble truth, like plants...

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Rev. Dick is pastor of Grace Protestant Reformed Church in Standale, Michigan. There’s this article in front of me entitled “‘Do or Dye.” The title refers to hairdos. Seems nowadays that if you don’t perm or spike or shave or braid or bleach or color your hair or go with girls that do—you are not much. Just another of the many ways this strange world we live in is calling us to “Get a life!” ‘Do or Dye! Color your hair blue, spike it, or you simply are one of those conformists with the flat EKG. In a recent article...

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Rev. Key is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Hull, Iowa. We are considering the biblical doctrine of the saving calling, that work of God in Christ by His Holy Spirit by which He gives us the conscious participation of the blessings of salvation as we lay hold of Christ and all His benefits. Through the Spirit of Christ the triune God addresses the elect, regenerated sinner by the Word of the gospel, enlightening the understanding and drawing him out of darkness into the light of life. Having seen several beautiful characteristics of that saving calling, we must give...

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Rev. VanBaren is a minister emeritus in the Protestant Reformed Churches. America At Risk Perhaps the warning is not new or unexpected. One pays attention, however, when a syndicated columnist points out what ought to be the obvious. In the Grand Rapids Press, July 28, 2001, Linda Bowles of Creators Syndicate, Los Angeles, CA writes: We are on the threshold of America’s entry into a post-religious, post-constitutional era. Decades of liberal assaults on traditional values and institutions are bearing fruit—sweet or bitter depending on your allegiance. The final battles are under way, and the bulwarks erected to protect us from...

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“Who … hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son.” Colossians 1:13 No one should fear identifying the church as the kingdom because he supposes that this limits the extent of the kingdom in the world. This is the fear of some. They think that the kingdom would be shut up in the narrow confines of the instituted church. In fact, one of the main charges made by postmillennial Christian Reconstruction against the identification of the church as the kingdom is that “this equation of the Church with the kingdom of Christ evades the issue of Christendom: the...

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Rev. Slopsema is pastor of First Protestant Reformed Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan. And the brethren immediately sent away Paul and Silas by night unto Berea: who coming thither went into the synagogue of the Jews. These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so. Therefore many of them believed. Acts 17:10-12 Oh, to be more like the Bereans! Paul was on his second missionary journey. In Thessalonica he and Silas preached the gospel of Jesus Christ first in the Jewish...

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