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Prof. Dykstra is professor of Church History and New Testament in the Protestant Reformed Seminary. *Seminary Commencement Address, June 17, 2002, Southwest Protestant Reformed Church, Grandville, Michigan. The minister is called to preach. This is his stated work. Writes Paul, “We preach not ourselves.” The word translated “preach,” is literally “to herald,” that is, to proclaim as an official messenger or as a herald of a king. A herald is one chosen by the king to proclaim the king’s word. He is officially set in office. He is given a specific announcement and commanded to proclaim the king’s message to...

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Prof. Dykstra is professor of Church History and New Testament in the Protestant Reformed Seminary. *Seminary Commencement Address, June 17, 2002, Southwest Protestant Reformed Church, Grandville, Michigan. Seminary graduates of 2002, your graduation from seminary is special for me because you are the first class with whom I was present through all their training in the seminary. We started our time in the seminary the same year and in the same course, namely, six years ago in Greek Grammar. I, and the rest of the faculty with me, rejoice with you today. The chairman read II Corinthians 4. Although II Corinthians...

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