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Pastor Portraits: Rev. Sam Powell

Lyndon Johnson was in the White House, the Beatles had just come to America, and America was reeling from the assassination of John Kennedy. But Anderson was a sleepy little burg in Northern California, not yet touched by the events that would shape America. Apart from the continuous discussions in George’s Barbershop, the British Invasion and the hippies had yet …

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Pastor Portrait: Rev. Jonathan Merica

By God’s good providence, I was blessed to have God-fearing parents who loved the Lord and endeavored to teach our family God’s Word. From infancy my seven brothers and two sisters faithfully attended church with the congregation in Warsaw, Indiana, that was founded by our grandfather, Rev. John Henry Merica. Since there were no station wagons or large vans in …

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Considering the Goodness and Severity of God

Each Summer the Sovereign Grace Church in Gettysburg, PA, hosts a week-long conference. In The speakers always include their elders, their pastor, Rev. Jay Fluck, and guest ministers. In recent years, these have always been RCUS ministers. This year they invited Rev. Ron Potter and myself as guest speakers. The theme for this year’s conference centered on the goodness and …

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The Providence of God As Revealed In Holy Scripture

I. THE PROVIDENCE OF GOD DEFINED One of the most profound and wondrous doctrines taught in Holy Writ is the Providence of God. It is a theological doctrine that is clearly taught on every page of the Bible, yet it is a teaching that is rejected by many church members, along with the multitudes outside of the church. We constantly …

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Book Review- Pastoral Ministry from a Covenantal Perspective by Rev. Maynard Koerner

Dr. Maynard Koerner’s doctoral dissertation is a must read for Ministers and Elders that are new to the Reformed Church in the United States. His book is entitled Pastoral Ministry from a Covenantal Perspective. Future interns for our ministry should be required by their mentors to read this tome. It is also a good read for the rest of the …

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