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Issue #2 of Reformed News Asia

RefdNewsAsia-BannerThe second issue of "Reformed News Asia" has been released by the Christian Literature Ministry of our sister church in Singapore, the Covenant Evangelical Reformed Church , and this issue too is filled with informative and edifying content (for information on Issue #1, click on this link)!

 

Of special significance is the fact that this issue contains the second set of devotions on the Belgic Confession by various PRCA ministers, covering Articles 7-9 on the doctrine of holy Scripture. Written by Prof.H.Hanko, Rev.A.Brummel, Rev.A.den Hartog, and Rev.J.Kortering these devotions on the BC take you through the month of February. You will find great spiritual profit in these devotions.

 

In addition to this noteworthy item, the newsletter also contains information about the CLM's pamphlet and book ministries and about activities going on in the CERC. Of special interest is notice of two new pamphlets the CLM has produced from material written by Mrs. Connie Meyer, one a treatment of TULIP (doctrines of grace) for children and another containing snapshots of Reformed church history. You will want to check these items out.

 

BC Meditations - Feb2014-coverTo receive your own digital copy of this newsletter and those to come, visit the Christian Literature Ministry page at the CERCS ' website and click on the subscribe button. There you will also find a downloadable digital copy of these devotions.

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Philippines Mission News

MaranathaPRC-ValenzuelaThe recent delegation from Doon PRC and the FMC have returned home. If you have not yet seen the posts on the Kleyn's blog about this visit, you ought to do so - complete with plenty of fine pictures!

 

The combined consistories of the Berean Protestant Reformed Church and the First Reformed Church of Bulacan will hold their next meeting this Friday, January 31, 2014, the Lord willing.  The meeting will be held in the Berean PRC’s building in Mayamot, Antipolo City.

 

In that connection, our missionaries also report that the government recently approved a name for the proposed federation of churches in the Philippines. Here is the announcement they made:

“The combined consistories of the Berean Protestant Reformed Church and the First Reformed Church report that the desired name for our new denomination has been approved by the SEC after our second attempt at registration with the SEC.   “Federation of Protestant Reformed Churches in the Philippines, Inc.”  is the name that has been approved by the SEC.  As a result, the final step of the registration process with the SEC can be completed by the end of January.  We give thanks to our heavenly Father for this good news, and seek His continued blessing upon our preparations for the organizational meeting on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, according to His will.”

 

Let's remember to pray for our missionaries and their wives and families, for Rev.V.Ibe and his family, for Rev.J.Flores and his family, for the other pastors, and for the saints there. May the Son of God continue to gather, defend, and preserve to Himself by His Spirit and Word, out of the whole human race, that church chosen to everlasting life (Heidelberg Catechism, Q&A 54).

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Reformed Witness Hour News

The Reformed Witness Hour, under the sponsorship of First PRC of Grand Rapids, MI, provides the following update on its radio and internet ministry.

First, Rev.R.Kleyn, pastor of Covenant of Grace PRC in Spokane, WA, begins his four month stint of radio work for us beginning in February. He will begin his messages with a series on Job and the sovereignty of God in his suffering. The February flyer has been prepared and is posted here (You may also find it attached in pdf form.).

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Second, the RWH reports here the latest statistics on visitors and downloads to both its main website and its Sermonaudio website. Our stats sheet continues to show tens of thousands of visitors each month.

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And, finally, we can report that we are about to begin broadcasting in New York City, NY for the first time in our history. Thanks to a friend of our program in Long Island, NY, the RWH will be heard on Hope Radio (six FM frequencies on Sunday, reaching nearly 3 million people!) beginning on Sunday, February 2, at 8:30 in the morning. Here's the description the station has published:

"The Reformed Witness Hour" airing Sun.@ 8:30AM/ *6* frequencies:
101.5FM (Hope Radio: Nassau & West Suffolk County)
94.9FM (Hope Radio: West/Central Suffolk County)
104.5FM (Hope Radio: Central Suffolk County)
96.5FM (Hope Radio: Central/East Suffolk County)
96.9 FM (Hope Radio: Central/East Suffolk County)
107.1FM (Hope Radio: Central/East Suffolk County)

If you have family or friends in that area, please let them know about this exciting new area of outreach! And remember to pray for this special gospel ministry, that God would use it to gather and build up His church by the work of His sovereign Spirit.

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"Covenant Reformed News" - January 2014 Issue

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The Covenant PRC of Ballymena, N.Ireland has just released their first issue of the "Covenant Reformed News" for 2014. This issue also contains two articles, one by Rev.Angus Stewart and one by Prof.Herman Hanko (ermitus professor of the PR Seminary).

Rev.Stewart's article explains the truth concerning the effectual rasom of Jesus Christ for His elect people under the title "Christ Our Ransom".

Prof.Hanko's article addresses a question from a reader about the relation between revivals and earthly magistrates under the title "Revivals and Magistrates (2)".

Both of these articles address timely and important subjects. You will want to make them part of your spiritual growth reading.

You may find each of these articles at the link provided. You will also find the pdf version of the "CR News" attached here.

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Issue #24 of "Salt Shakers" (January 2014)

The newest issue of "Salt Shakers" (#24 - January 2014) has been released! This is the magazine of the young people of Covenant Evangelical Reformed Church of Singapore, our sister church in that part of the world.

This issue too is packed with great articles of spiritual value for our young people, but also for all PRC members! Below are the first two pages of this issue, which include the table of contents. Attached here you may also find the full pdf version. Or you may visit the Salt Shaker's website to read it online.

This is the greeting that came with this new issue:

Greetings in the name of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ!
 
We thank the Lord that we are able to release our 24th issue of Salt Shakers! As we begin a new year, may we remember God’s mercy and grace to us through this past year, and walk close to Him this year as well.
 
With many trials ahead this new year, this issue of Salt Shakers goes back to the source and origin of our salvation, God. We explore God's Golden Chain of Salvation for us, with articles such as “God’s Foreknowing, Predestined to be Conformed” and “Glorified in Heaven”. Included inside is also a special feature, Amazing Grace”, a compilation of conversion testimonies by members of Covenant ERC. (Read to find out who!)
 
In light of the coming Chinese New Year which many of us here in Singapore celebrate, we also have an article titled “Is Gambling Wrong? Dealing with Chinese New Year Gambling” to address the gambling which commonly takes place during Chinese New Year visitations.
 
Read, Pray, Grow!
 
We wish our Chinese readers a very blessed Chinese New Year!
 
 
For the King,
Huiqi
On behalf of the Salt Shakers committee
 
"Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is wellpleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen." - Hebrews 13:20-21

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January 2014 Newsletter from Our Sister Church in N.Ireland

Covenant PRC in Ballymena, N.Ireland has published their latest newsletter, the January 2014 edition. Once again pastor Angus Stewart fills this report with many interesting and exciting news items on this congregation's labors in the British Isles. We imbed it here (see below) for you to read, but you may also find it attached in pdf form, as well as on the sister church page. Take the time to read through this newsletter; you will be inspired to support in prayer this energetic pastor and flock.

Gartmore House-Scotland-2014 BRFConfSpecial mention should also be made of the upcoming British Reformed Fellowship Conference. This is the advertisement we received from the BRF for those in the U.S.:

Join Reformed believers from around the world at the British Reformed Fellowship family conference in Scotland, Saturday July 26 - Saturday August 2, 2014. Profs. Engelsma and Hanko will be speaking on the vital subject of "Be Ye Holy: The Reformed Truth of Sanctification." For travel information and booking forms, see the conference website (http://brfconference.weebly.com) or contact Cyndi Kalsbeek (1-616-724-4290; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Kristin Crossett (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

 

In this connection we may also mention that the official, annual visit of the PRC to this sister church through our Contact Committee will take place in the next week. Here's the notice we have received from the "CC":

Rev. Gary Eriks and Mr. Sid Miedema, representing the Contact Committee of our churches, will be visiting our sister-church in N.Ireland and their mission in Limerick from January 23 to February 4.  This is an annual visit to conduct church visitation with the consistory of the Covenant PRC in NI and to strengthen our relationship together.  The denomination is asked to pray that God would use the trip for the furtherance of the truth which unites our denominations.

Shall we be sure to do this?

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