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Anecdotes of Church History

1.  The 4th Ensign of Royalty On the day of his coronation Edward VI of England (1500-1515) was presented with three swords that signified his dominion over three kingdoms. Although youthful in years (he was nine!), he proved to be an “old young man,” as the coronation did not swell his pride, nor weaken his […]

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Synod Highlights

On the evening of May 16th, our host church, Northland Reformed Church in Kansas City, MO provided the first of several excellent meals which was followed by a worship service led by Rev. Travis Grassmid and a sermon from Acts 20:17-38 by Rev. Eric Bristley. The presiding President of Synod, Rev. Frank Walker asked for

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The State of the Church

Esteemed Fathers and Brothers:  This is my sixth and last report to you as president of the Synod of the Reformed Church in the United States. I have enjoyed serving in this capacity, but the last few months have been extremely difficult for me personally, making it difficult for me to continue in this role.

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South Central Classis Report

The 2022 meeting of the South Central Classis, held at Providence Reformed Church in Rock Springs, Wyoming, got under way on Monday March 28th beginning with a pre-classis meeting wherein all available delegates discussed the topic of building community within our congregations. The men shared what type of community-building efforts they had practiced in the

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The Son of God is Not Forsaken

“Now from the sixth hour until the ninth hour there was darkness over all the land. And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?” that is, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?” (Matthew 27:45-46)  We have all probably heard the common expressions used

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Northern Plains Report

Reformed Herald Report Northern Plains Classis meeting, March 4-5, 2022 Dickinson, ND  The 37th Annual Spring Meeting of the Northern Plains Classis of the Reformed Church in the United States was held at Grace Reformed Church in Dickinson, North Dakota on Friday and Saturday, March 4th and 5th, 2022.  We began with prayer, a devotion from Revelation

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Throughout the history of the church, God’s people have been tempted and prone to move beyond the sufficiency of Scripture. Once you think the Scriptures are not enough to establish your worldview, it is usually a quick slide into mixing truth with error; incorporating man’s wisdom, worldly philosophies, into your way of thinking.   Once you

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