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A Living Complaint

A Living Complaint

David says in Psalm 61:2, “From the end of the earth will I cry unto Thee, when my heart is overwhelmed, lead me to the rock that is higher than I.” Precious words, inspired by the Spirit of the Lord. They flow out of the heart of one who sees nothing but darkness. One who can no longer understa ...

1 november 1986
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REV. J. DEN HOED
1529 woorden
Advent: How? Why? What?

Advent: How? Why? What?

November 30, 1986 introduces Advent and, simultaneously, a new Christian ecclesiastical year. For a four-week season prior to Christmas, the message of Advent sets the tone for the Christian church’s festival season which reverberates its way through Passion, Good Friday, Easter, Ascension, and ...

1 november 1986
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REV. J.R. BEEKE
1822 woorden
Watch...

Watch...

We will try to find the meaning of this word in the parable of the wise and the foolish virgins. No doubt you know that in a parable one main thought always stands out. Sometimes this thought is found at the beginning of the parable, and sometimes at the end, as is the case in this parable. To w ...

1 november 1986
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REV. H. HOFMAN
2081 woorden
BIBLE QUIZ

BIBLE QUIZ

Dear Boys and Girls, The end of the year is coming near again. Sometimes we are looking ahead, making plans for next week, or next month, or next year. But at other times we look back, thinking about the things which have taken place earlier this year or even before that time. Perhaps the ...

1 november 1986
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ELDER G. MOERDYK
3169 woorden
Trivial Pursuit?

Trivial Pursuit?

During the Middle Ages, a traveller stopped at the stately palace of a king. He was welcomed inside by the king of the palace, whose heart’s desire was to show his visitor the beauty and splendor of his habitation. As the two strolled from room to room, the visitor received the impression that n ...

1 november 1986
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PRINCIPAL J. GREENDYK
1389 woorden
Choosing Companions

Choosing Companions

What company do you keep? By that I mean, in what kind of company do you prefer to be? The Bible shows that companionship is a gift from God. Immediately after the creation of Adam, God said, “It is not good that man should be alone.” Eve was then provided by God to be of help and benefit to Ada ...

1 november 1986
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ANONYMOUS
976 woorden
The Deaconry and the Magistrates

The Deaconry and the Magistrates

From the old Church Orders we can learn that the Church alone never has been able to take complete care of the poor. And the Church has never made objection to it, when in addition to what the Church did, the magistrates and private institutions provided for those who were beyond the reach of th ...

1 november 1986
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REV. W.C. LAMAIN
1018 woorden
Dankdag Vanwege Gebedsverhoring

Dankdag Vanwege Gebedsverhoring

De oogsttijd is ook dit jaar weer bijna ten einde. In do voorafgaande maanden werd gezaaid en geplant, en de Heer heeft wasdom gegeven, zodat een over-vloedige oogst werd verkregen. Het betaamt ons dan om op te gaan naar Gods huis en Sions heuveltop gelijk David te beklimmen en ootmoedig ...

1 november 1986
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REV. M. BLOK
1066 woorden
“Youth Day” Attendants Ask... (3)

“Youth Day” Attendants Ask... (3)

Yes, this is possible. Moses is a case in point. After his repeated objections to the Lord’s clear calling (Ex. 3:11,13, 4:1, 10,13), “the anger of the Lord was kindled against Moses” (Ex. 4:14a). In such cases, “over waiting” hardens into unbelief when human impossibility is consistently ...

1 november 1986
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REV. J.R. BEEKE
1674 woorden
Groen licht voor hereniging

Groen licht voor hereniging

Wal de gereformeerde synode betreft kan deze maand worden uilgesproken dat de Nederlandse Hervormde Kerk en de Gereformeerde Kerken in Nederland zich in slaat van hereniging bevinden. De tekst van de Verklaring van Overeenstemming, die daarvoor als uitgangspunt dient, moet dan eerst nog wel ...

1 november 1986
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