March-April

Classis Southwestern Ontario 

Classis Southwestern Ontario met at the Living Water Reformed Church in Brantford, Ontario, on March 12, 2014. Due to inclement weather, some delegates were late, and others were unable to attend. Rev. Greg Bylsma, pastor of the convening church,... next...

Classis Ontario East

Classis Ontario East met at the Wellandport URC in Wellandport, Ontario, on March 20, 2014. The chairman was Rev. Joel Dykstra of Wellandport URC. Vice-chairman Rev. Norm Van Eeden Petersman opened the meeting with devotions taken from Psalm... next...

Classis Michigan of the United Reformed Churches

On March 11, 2014, the 42nd meeting of Classis Michigan was hosted by Faith United Reformed Church of West Olive, Michigan. Twenty-four delegates from the twelve area URC churches joined together in Faith’s sanctuary for the deliberations... next...

Press Release CERCU/CCU November 2013

The annual meeting of the North American Presbyterian and Reformed Council (NAPARC) once again provided a venue for representatives of the United Reformed Churches in North America (URCNA) and the Canadian Reformed Churches (CanRC) to meet and... next...

This Is My Outlook Prayer Day: Priority or Pitfall

There it is in the church bulletin. The elders have announced that somewhere in the middle of the week they are calling the congregation to gather for Prayer Day. Some churches observe this day in March, others in May. Somehow it always takes... next...

Bavinck the Dogmatician The Person of Christ (1)

In prior articles on Herman Bavinck’s extensive treatment of the doctrine of sin, I noted that Bavinck treats the doctrine of sin as a kind of backdrop to his exposition of the biblical doctrine of salvation through the person and work... next...

NAPARC Churches Continued Free Reformed Churches of North America (FRCNA)

The Free Reformed Churches of North America is made up of nineteen congregations, with most of them located in Canada in Alberta, British Columbia, and Ontario. Two congregations are in the United States, one in New Jersey and one in Michigan,... next...

A Very Serious Subject

“But you know that he appeared so that he might take away our sins. And in him is no sin.” — I John 3:5 It is interesting to observe the way John treats the matter of holiness and righteousness. His appeal to holiness is... next...

The Fruit of Justification: Victorious Living in the Light of God’s Smile

Some time ago I listened to a Christian mother voice her concerns about her adult son’s manner of living. The conversation was entirely downbeat until she ended by saying, with something of a smile, “Well, at least he has fire insurance.”... next...

Bible Studies on Romans Lesson 32: Accept One Another in Christ Romans 15:1–13

In this chapter Paul continues to write about the relationship that fellow believers ought to have with one another. Whereas in the previous chapter Paul wrote about matters that divide strong and weak Christians, he now moves on to that which... next...
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