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Prof. Dykstra is professor of Church History and New Testament in the Protestant Reformed Seminary. The Word of God plainly teaches that believers are called to a life of serving one another. Jesus told His disciples not to seek to be masters over one another, but rather to serve the others. Serving others follows a principle of God’s kingdom, namely that “whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted” (Matt. 23:12). Applying this principle Jesus admonished His disciples, “He that is greatest among you shall be your servant” (Matt. 23:11). Jesus demonstrated...

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Prof. Dykstra is professor of Church History and New Testament in the Protestant Reformed Seminary. In the last issue of the Standard Bearer we took notice of a trend in Christian high schools and colleges, namely, that of encouraging or even requiring students to perform various kinds of Christian “service.” This service, usually not clearly defined, includes volunteer-type activities—helping the elderly, the poor, the handicapped, etc. Increasingly, schools are requiring students to fulfill a minimum number of hours of service, either for a class, or as a graduation requirement. A mainstay in the programs are “service projects”—planned and sponsored group...

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