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Reformed Witness Hour Newsletter - February 2024

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News from the Reformed Witness Hour

February 2024

 

Help Us Get the Word Out!

This month we have four Christ-centered, gospel-themed messages to share. We are excited to announce messages from a new radio minister for the month of February! Professor Douglas Kuiper, a professor in the Protestant Reformed Theological Seminary will be delivering four messages from a series on the Ten Commandments. The first message from the series, An Overview of the Law, was delivered on January 28; if you missed it, be sure to listen to it on Sermon Audio or reformedwitnesshour.org; search for key words Overview of the Law.

Seminary Kuiper 2023

February 4
The 1st Commandment:

Worshiping the Only Good God 
Matthew 19:16-21


February 11
The 2nd Commandment:

Worshiping God in Spirit and in Truth

John 4:21-24

February 18
The 3rd Commandment:

Using God’s Holy Name Reverently
John 5:19-47


February 25
The 4th Commandment:

Keeping a Day of Rest on God’s Holy Day
Luke 13:14-16

I Am Your God

If you missed it, take time to listen to Rev. Spriensma’s message, I am Your God. This message was the most downloaded message of all of 2023 with 432 downloads during the year. In this message, Rev Spriensma expounds on Genesis 17:7 “And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee.” This message is part of a series of messages on God’s Covenant of Grace.  

… the covenant is the goal of all of God’s work… Abram was saved in order to enjoy a covenant relationship with God. God in His covenant is saying, “You are Mine and I am yours.” It is an everlasting covenant. We are saved in order that there may be this relationship with God for ever and ever. Here on earth already and, finally, in the new heavens and the new earth…

Listen to the full message at reformedwitnesshour.org. Search for key word: I Am Your God.

2023 in Statistics Review

We continue to see exponential growth in the number of digital downloads each year. We are grateful for this opportunity to expand past the geographical reach of radio broadcasting. In 2023 we had over 3,000 more downloads than in 2022; in 2021 we had about 1,000 more downloads compared to 2020.

In 2023, 12,845 messages were played in the United States and 8,169 were played in other countries. Other than the U.S., the most plays occurred in Cambodia where messages were listened to 3,466 times. Singapore was the next highest with 816 downloads for the year.

Each month, we feature a message on the Sermon Audio Homepage. This places an advertisement of and link to one of our messages on the front page of the Sermon Audio website and app for one full day.

On average, these messages have had 310 downloads in 2023. On average, we had about 1,746 downloads each month this year.

The top 5 featured sermons in 2023:

  1. I Am Your God, Rev. Spriensma
  2. The Voice of All Creation, Rev. Bruinsma
  3. Craving Knowledge - Christian School Education, Rev. Bruinsma
  4. Nation Against Nation, Rev. Bruinsma
  5. Desiring a Better Country, Rev. Bruinsma

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When a church sponsors the Reformed Witness Hour, we air a promo before or after the week’s radio message that features the church. We can deliver a standard announcement, or a member of your church can write and voice the clip. If your church or evangelism committee would like to learn more about sponsoring the RWH, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Reformed Witness Hour Newsletter - January 2024

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News from the Reformed Witness Hour

January 2024

 

Help Us Get the Word Out!

This month we have four Christ-centered, gospel-themed messages to share!

W Bruinsma RWH

In January we will complete Rev. W. Bruinsma’s series and begin a new series on the 10 commandments by a new radio pastor, Professor Douglas Kuiper of the Protestant Reformed Theological Seminary.

 

January 7, 2024
The Lord Revealed from Heaven 
2 Thessalonians 1:7-10


January 14, 2024
Ehud: Deliverer of the Covenant
Judges 3:12-30


January 21, 2024
Learning Contentment
Philippians 4:11

 

January 28 - Prof. D. Kuiper
An Overview of the Law
Matthew 5:17-20

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Reformed Witness Hour Newsletter - December 2023

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News from the Reformed Witness Hour

December 2023

 

Help Us Get the Word Out!

This month we have five Christ-centered, Gospel-themed messages to share!

W Bruinsma RWH

In December, we will hear five new messages from Rev. Bruinsma, Pastor at Pittsburgh Protestant Reformed Church in Pittsburgh, PA.

 

December 3
God’s Promise to His Church Confirmed (1) 
Acts 2:39


December 10
God’s Promise to His Church Confirmed (2)
Acts 2:39


December 17
The Song of Angels
Luke 2:13-14


December 24
God’s Faithfulness
1 Thessalonians 5:24

December 31
The Lord Revealed from Heaven
2 Thessalonians 1:7-10

 

The Voice of All Creation

If you missed it, take time to listen to The Voice of All Creation. This message was the most downloaded message of October, with 360 downloads during the month. Rev Bruinsma expounds on Hebrews 11:3 “Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the Word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.” This message is a wonderful reminder of the rich truths found in creation.

The creation of this world stands as evidence to us of certain truths that are invisible to the eye… God’s Word in creation is a testimony of the hidden wisdom of God that He has ordained before the world unto our glory. It reveals hidden truths that God reveals only to those who have been given the eyes of faith… The six-day creation is a matter of faith versus unbelief... we learn of a truth that has always been accepted by the church of Jesus Christ… Belief in the creation account is a true test of one’s… faith.

Are we convicted in our hearts of the blessed truth of creation? Listen to the full message at reformedwitnesshour.org, search for key words: Voice of all Creation.

 

Radio Station Update

This year was a busy year for RWH! We started broadcasting on three new stations including Greenville, South Carolina, Detroit, Michigan and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Two of these stations were chosen in partnership with the Domestic Mission Committee with a long-term goal of possible mission work in areas where we broadcast. In God’s providence, the South Carolina station has since closed so we have begun the work of seeking another station. We are currently also working on contracts with several stations in Washington state for more blanket coverage in that area.

We covet your support and prayers as we look ahead to how we can continue to utilize radio and internet ministry to proclaim the truth of God’s sovereign grace in the new year. 

 

Digital Media Update

We are grateful for technology that allows us to bring our messages beyond the geographical reach of our radio broadcasting. Throughout 2023 we have seen more and more listeners engage with our content digitally. So far this year, RWH has reached 98 countries (ten more than in 2022) and all fifty states via internet and podcasts.

Cambodia has been our second highest country in digital downloads consistently for all of 2022 and 2023; second only to the United States. The number of downloads from Cambodia increased from 1,794 downloads in 2022 to 3,010 downloads in 2023! 

In 2020, we began broadcasting our messages via podcast. Since then, this medium has become more and more popular. This year, 40% of our digital downloads have been via podcast apps. In 2021 and 2022, podcasts accounted for 30% and 34% of downloads respectively.  

Join us by subscribing to RWH on one of these podcast apps: iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify, PlayerFM, TuneIn, iHeartRadio, the Podcast App, and Himalaya.

In addition to podcasts, listeners can access RWH messages via our RWH website (www.ReformedWitnessHour.org) and Sermon Audio (www.sermonaudio.com/rwh).

Top countries reached so far in 2023

Downloads

Top states reached so far in 2023

Downloads

United States

11,332

Michigan

2,656

Cambodia

3,010

Colorado

911

Singapore

809

South Carolina

863

United Kingdom

638

Ohio

627

Canada

376

North Carolina

524

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Hosanna PRC - Ordination/Installation Service of Pastor-elect Matt Koerner - November 9, 2023

Ordination service M Koerner livestream 2

Last evening Hosanna PRC (Edmonton, AB) joyfully witnessed and celebrated the ordination and installation service of pastor-elect Matthew Koerner. Rev. M. Koerner is a 2023 graduate of the PR Theological Seminary and is married to Sharon (Kleyn). He becomes the sixth pastor in the congregation's history.

Ordination service M Koerner Rev H Bleyenberg

The service was held in St. Albert Evangelical Lutheran Church, with Rev. H. Bleyenberg of Immanuel PRC in Lacombe, AB, leading the service (photo above) and emeritus pastor Rev. T. Miersma also present and participating (see photo below). Rev. Bleyenberg preached from I Peter 5:5-6, under the theme, “The Humble Minister”. 

 Ordination service M Koerner laying on of hands

Part of the service of ordination involved the laying on of hands, pictured above, with Rev. Bleyenberg (r) and Rev. Miersma (l) participating. At the conclusion of the service, Rev. Koerner pronounced his first benediction as a minister of the gospel.

MKoerner benediction

Afterward, a special time of fellowship was enjoyed by the congregation with their new pastor and his wife along with family and friends.

Ordination service Matt Sharon Koerner
Rev. M. Koerner and Sharon

MKoerner ordination ministers group
Rev. Bleyenberg and his wife Deb; Rev. Koerner and his wife Sharon; Rev. Miersma and his wife Jan.

Thanks to Nick Kleyn for the photos!

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Reformed Witness Hour Newsletter - October 2023

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News from the Reformed Witness Hour

October 2023

 

Help Us Get the Word Out!

 

This month we have five Christ-centered, Gospel-themed messages to share!

W Bruinsma RWH

In October, we will continue with Rev. Bruinsma’s series on Christ’s return.

October 1
Satisfied with Marrow and Fatness 
Psalm 63:5


October 8
Gathered Unto Armageddon
Revelation 16:10-16


October 15
The Final Sign of Christ’s Return
Luke 21:25-28


October 22
The Scripture of God’s Word
2 Peter 1:20-21

October 29
To a Thousand Generations
Psalm 105:6-8

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New Radio Station Update

You may remember in March this year we announced that the Reformed Witness Hour would air on two new radio stations: WGTK in Greenville, South Carolina and WLQV in Detroit, Michigan. Since that time, we have also found a second station in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to air our program, WJAS. We are extremely excited to see that in the first six months of broadcasting in South Carolina, the number of messages listened to in the state has doubled compared to the six months prior to broadcasting there.

 

In Case You Missed It!

If you missed it, take time to listen to Rev. Bruinsma’s message on Christian Education called Craving Knowledge. As we continue this school year, this sermon gives a wonderful reminder of our calling as children of God to gain knowledge and wisdom in the Word of God. Rev. Bruinsma discusses Proverbs 1:7, “the fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; but fools despise wisdom and instruction” and expounds on the three important terms used:

  1. Knowledge: what we must attain or desire.
  2. Instruction: the way we are to attain such knowledge.
  3. Wisdom: the goal of our knowledge.

Do you crave knowledge? Fools despise instruction, remember.  At times children like to bemoan the fact that they must apply themselves to their studies. But the Word of God is plain; apply yourselves to your schoolwork, not simply because it is beneficial from an earthly point of view, but because it is beneficial from a spiritual point of view. All knowledge is a gift of God.  And the more we know of God and how He works in creation and history, the more we become wise.  Learn more by listening to the message at reformedwitnesshour.org, search for key words: Craving Knowledge.

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Top 5 countries reached March- August 2023

  Plays

  Top 5 states reached March - August 2023

  Plays

United States

 6,709

  Michigan

  1,574

Cambodia

  1.953

  South Carolina

  629

Singapore

   732

  Colorado

  501

United Kingdom

  415

  Ohio

  456

Canada

  240

  Oregon

  374

 

Sponsor a Month of Reformed Witness Hour

When a church sponsors the Reformed Witness Hour, we air a promo before or after the week’s radio message that features the church. We can deliver a standard announcement, or a member of your church can write and voice the clip. If your church has a special conference or lecture coming up, consider using this sponsorship to advertise the event to local listeners who might have an interest in the topic. If your church or evangelism committee would like to learn more about sponsoring the RWH, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

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Reformed Witness Hour - November 2023

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November 2023

November 5

Israel Transgresses
God's Covenant

Hosea 6:7

Rev. W. Bruinsma

November 12

Jehovah Does What
Pleases Him

Psalm 135:5,6

Rev. W. Bruinsma

November 19

Prayer for Restored
Joy

Psalm 51:10-12

Rev. W. Bruinsma

November 26

The Goodness of
God's House

Psalm 65:4

Rev. W. Bruinsma

WBruinsma 2017

In November we will broadcast four Christ-centered gospel messages by Rev. W. Bruinsma.
Please help us share these messages!

 

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