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Portraits: Rev. Lloyd Gross

I was born into the RCUS back on October 27, 1933, of parents and grandparents who on both the paternal side and the maternal side were lifelong members of the RCUS. I grew up on a farm near Hosmer, SD. I attended rural grade school and then high school in Hosmer and graduated from Northern State College in Aberdeen, SD, …

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Portraits: Rev. Howard Hart

Rev. Hart was born at Fall River, MA, in 1933. His father was a Roman Catholic and his mother was a Congregational/Unitarian. As a child he did not attend church. He enlisted in the army after junior high school and served in Korea. His trumpet played an important part of his life while he was growing up. In junior and …

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Salt and Light

“You are the salt of the earth; but if salt has lost taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people’s feet. You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden” (Matt. 5:13–14, ESV). Sinclair Ferguson in …

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The First Reformed Settlement in the New World: The French Reformed Colony in Brazil

[Our celebration of the Reformation is often focused on what took place in Europe. But how did it spread to the Americas? The following article by Rev. Good explains the very first attempt to bring the Reformed faith to America, beginning in Brazil. In those days, Reformers were often martyrs as well—not so much at the hands of the natives …

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Resting in the Land

I want to talk about rest—spiritual rest. In this world, all is turmoil. But for the Christian there is rest and quietness. The passage of Scripture I would like to consider may seem unusual. It is Joshua 1:10–15. Why this passage? In the book of Joshua, the Israelites come to the River Jordan, border of the land God promised to …

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