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First PRC Grand Rapids, MI

First PRC Grand Rapids, MI

Pastor: Rev. Rodney Kleyn

Assoc. minister: Prof. C. Griess

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2800 Michigan N.E. 

Grand Rapids, Michigan 49506 

Services: 9:30 A.M. and 5:00 P.M

Reformed Witness Hour Update - May 2022

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May 2022

May 1

Joseph the Prime Minister

Genesis 41:41-57
Rev. R. Kleyn

May 8

The Path to Reconciliation

Genesis 42:1-25
Rev. R. Kleyn

May 15

When It Seems That Everything Is Against You

Genesis 42:26-43
Rev. R. Kleyn

May 22

Loving Discipline

Genesis 43:15 - 44:13
Rev. R. Kleyn 

May 29

I Am Joseph

Genesis 44:14 - 45:15
Rev. R. Kleyn 

RKleyn

For May, Rev. Kleyn will continue the series on the Life of Joseph from the book of Genesis. Rev. Kleyn is currently the pastor of First Protestant Reformed Church of Grand Rapids, MI.

 

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Reformed Witness Hour Update - April 2022

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April 2022

April 3

Joseph Resists the Advances of a Seductive Woman

Genesis 39:6-20
Rev. R. Kleyn

April 10

Joseph in Prison

Genesis 40
Rev. R. Kleyn

April 17

Burning Hearts and Opened Eyes

Luke 24: 13-35
Rev. R. Kleyn

April 24

Joseph Remembered and Exalted

Genesis 41:1-40
Rev. R. Kleyn 

RKleyn

For April, Rev. Kleyn will continue the series on The Life of Joseph and give a special Easter message on April 17. Rev. Kleyn is currently the pastor of First Protestant Reformed Church of Grand Rapids, MI.

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Reformed Witness Hour News - March 2022

News from the Reformed Witness Hour March 2022                                                      

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Upcoming Broadcasts for March

March 6
Made Perfect Through the Promise 
Hebrews 11:39,40 (Rev. W. Bruinsma)

March 13
Joseph's Dysfunctional Family
Genesis 37:1-11 Rev. R. Kleyn)

March 20
Joseph is Sold into Slavery
Genesis 37:12-36 (Rev. R. Kleyn)

March 27
Joseph's Diligence in a Strange Place and Position
Genesis 39:1-6 (Rev. R. Kleyn)

2021 Message Statistics in Review

In 2021, we had 15,862 downloads of our messages. August was our best performing month with 1,858 downloads. Our August featured message, I Am Your God by Rev. Spriensma, performed well with 351 downloads, and it appears to have increased attention to our messages for the next several days.

On September 5 we had the year's most downloads in one single day with 266 downloads. This was the day we featured Rev. Kleyn's message Certainty in Prayer. Certainty in Prayer continued to perform very well and finished the year as the most downloaded message of 2021 with a total of 432 downloads.

We continue to see about an even distribution between App downloads, Podcast downloads and Web downloads.

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Top Downloads of 2021

The top 5 most downloaded messages for 2021 were:

  1. Certainty in Prayer by Rev. R. Kleyn
  2. I Am Your God by Rev. A. Spriensma
  3. Prayer for Restored Joy by Rev. W. Bruinsma
  4. The Praiseworthy Woman by Rev. R. Kleyn
  5. Considering and Provoking One Another by Rev. R. Kleyn

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Favorite Message from January 2022

Our listeners’ favorite message from January was Joseph's Command Concerning His Bones by Rev. Bruinsma:

Joseph’s life was colorful. The Lord led him through sore trials of his faith...  All the while he was strong in his faith. He refused to be taken in by the temptations and allurements of Egypt.

Yet, the writer to the Hebrews does not call our attention to any of these acts of faith. He focuses our attention on the end of Joseph’s life on earth ... He desires to point us to the fervent hope the patriarchs possessed that the promises of God would indeed come true. This Joseph reveals when he gave his family commandment concerning his bones.

We read in Genesis 50:25, "And Joseph took an oath of the children of Israel, saying, God will surely visit you, and ye shall carry up my bones from hence." Joseph firmly believed that God would, according to His promise, lead his people Israel from the land of Egypt to Canaan. This faith of Joseph was rooted in what God had promised Abraham many years before.

In Genesis 15 God informed Abraham that He would give Canaan to the nation of Israel - but only after they would remain for a long time in a strange land. Abraham did not know what land that strange land was....Joseph now did... the land of Egypt

This promise of God to Abraham was passed down orally to Isaac, and then to Jacob, and then to his sons.… God promised that not only would He deliver the people of Israel from the bondage of Egypt but He would also bring them to Canaan so that they could possess the land. And Joseph believed these promises... He viewed himself as an Israelite to whom God made His promises just as to the rest of his brothers in their generations.

In this, Joseph’s faith was revealed! You know, it was not as if it would matter to Joseph where his bones would end up. Joseph expresses in his command that he did not desire to be numbered among the Egyptians. Neither did he wish to be with the Egyptians in his death. He represented the cause of God in this world. God’s people were his people. He was a pilgrim and stranger in Egypt.

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Reformed Witness Hour Messages for February 2022

 

 

February 2022

February 5

By Faith Israel Departs Egypt

Hebrews 11: 28, 29

Rev. W. Bruinsma

February 13

The Utter Destruction of Jericho

Hebrews 11:30

Rev. W. Bruinsma

February 20

By Faith Rahab Received the Spies

Hebrews 11:31

Rev. W. Bruinsma

February 27

Faith That Endures

Hebrews 11: 32-38
Rev. W. Bruinsma

 

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For February, Rev. Bruinsma will continue the series on Faith from Hebrews 11. Rev. Bruinsma is currently the pastor of Pittsburgh Protestant Reformed Church in Pittsburgh, PA.

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Reformed Witness Hour Messages for January 2022

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For January, Rev. Bruinsma continues his series on Faith from Hebrews 11. Rev. Bruinsma is the pastor of Pittsburgh Protestant Reformed Church in Pittsburgh, PA. 
January 2
By Faith Jacob Blesses Joseph's Sons 
Hebrews 11:21

January 9
Joseph's Command Concerning His Bones
Hebrews 11:22

January 16
The Faith of Moses' Parents
Hebrews 11:23

January 23
By Faith Moses Forsakes Egypt
Hebrews 11:24-26

January 30
By Faith Moses Endured
Hebrews 11:27
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Sermon Statistics
In the second half of this year, we have had nearly 8,500 message downloads, an increase from about 7,000 in the first half of the year. Nearly 90 countries were reached by RWH messages, the countries with the most downloads after the U.S include: Cambodia (672), United Kingdom (370) Australia (205) and Canada(150).
 
 
New Year's Message


Take a few minutes to enjoy Rev Haak's 2002 New Year's message that is still applicable today!
 
The world in this year is not going to declare a truce in its efforts to conform you to its mold.

The Lord greets you at the beginning of this year, 2002. He comes into your house through this message today and He says, “My child, in this coming year I have a warning for you. You must beware, you must take heed to yourself.”

Exactly what is the specific focus of ourselves that we must watch carefully? Is it our dress or appearance or health? No. The Lord says it is our hearts. “Lest at any time your heart be overcharged.” The heart is our spiritual center. It is our spiritual center-point.

The Bible says in Matthew 15, “Out of the heart proceed evil thoughts and murders and adulteries and fornication.”

And the book of Proverbs tell us “Keep thy heart with all diligence, for out of it are the issues of life. As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.” Beware of your spiritual center, of your heart, lest it be overcharged.

That word “overcharged” could be translated “weighed down,” or “burdened,” that the heart comes under a heavy weight. The Lord uses the same word in Matthew 26:43, where we read that Jesus “found them asleep again (the three disciples who were to watch with Him): for their eyes were heavy (literally, overcharged, weighed down, under a big burden, they couldn’t keep their eyes open).” An overcharged heart is a weighed down heart, it is a heart that is unresponsive to God, it is out of touch with the reality of the Lord’s second coming.

The heart of the child of God is looking for Jesus’ coming. If you cut that heart open, in that heart you will find the prayer, “Come, Lord Jesus, come quickly.” 

How do we keep our hearts from being overcharged and continualy pray "Come, Lord Jesus, come quickly?"  Here the answer in the rest of Rev. Haak's message.

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Reformed Witness Hour Newsletter - December 2021

News from the
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Upcoming Broadcasts for December

 

 
For December, Rev. Bruinsma continues his series on Faith from Hebrews 11 and gives special messages for Christmas and the end of the year. Rev. Bruinsma is the pastor of Pittsburgh Protestant Reformed Church in Pittsburgh, PA. 
December 5
Abraham Offers Up Isaac 
Hebrews 11:17-19

December 12
By Faith Isaac Confers the Blessing
Hebrews 11:20

December 19
The Song of the Angels (Christmas)
Luke 2:13,14

December 26
God's Saints Preserved (End of Year)
Psalm 37:27,28
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