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    What does the New Year's Hold for you?

    Okay PBers:

    What are your prayers and plans for this coming year?

    What sort of "spiritual projects" are you working on?

    How do you anticipate work and/or your congregation or place of service will be in this coming year.

    What will be your biggest trials? What are your biggest payer needs as we enter 2009?

    What did you want to accomplish last year that did not happen?

    How will this coming year be the same or different than the previous one? Why?







    And last of all.....


    ...Do we have 2009 reasons why the Rapture will happen in 2009?
    Pergamum


    "If a commission by an earthly king is considered a honor, how can a commission by a Heavenly King be considered a sacrifice?"
    -- David Livingstone

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    Pastorally, I hope to simply continue serving my congregation, and in so doing serve the One who bought me with his blood. I want to faithfully bring them the gospel from the pulpit and in their homes. My prayer is that those placed under my care would grow in grace and knowledge, being more impressed with God and his grace, and more set on glorifying him. I'm not planning on doing anything differently -- just continue with regular Word and Sacrament ministry.

    In our family life, I pray for growth as a husband and father, that I would be a better shepherd for my children.

    Personally, there is always the ongoing need for sanctification. I'd also really like to get at least two more chapters finished on my dissertation, so that I can finish the whole thing by 2010.
    Wes Bredenhof, Th.D.
    Pastor, Providence Canadian Reformed Church
    Hamilton, Ontario
    www.bredenhof.ca

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    The hardest part of any new year for me is remembering to write the proper year when I have to date something. I tend to 'live in the past'.

    I'll have to refer to my old Criswell books to see about a 2009 rapture. I think it already may have happened and I slept through it.

    Theognome
    Bill Cunningham
    Covenant Reformed Church, URC
    Kansas City
    There are three kinds of people- those who can count, and those who can't.

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    Well I would really like to expand on my teaching an preaching rooted in reformed theology.
    But since this year ended with my "earthly" boss calling me up and telling me that there had been complained about me I do not think they will leave me "un-garded" anymore.

    But anyway that is what i would like to devote more time to.
    And I do ask for prayer support, because with every "blow" or word spoken against me, my already small gladness/willingness seems to get a bit smaller.

    But I can and must believe that God will provide, he has promised that he would.
    Still it is nice to have you siblings. :
    Martin - Reformed
    Husband to the most godly, honorable and loyal wife Line
    Father of Josva David and Aron Hoseas
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    Soli Deo Gloria

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    With the Governator of CA cutting the state education budget by %10 for the second year in a row, I could lose my elementary music education job. Pink slips are due out in March. We'll wait and see what God hath decreed in himself, from all eternity, by the most wise and holy counsel of his own will.


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    I will graduate from Seminary in February and Lord willing begin my journey into Pastoral Ministry not too long thereafter.
    Rev. Benjamin P. Glaser, M. Div, ARP
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    ‎‎""The Christian religion is the religion of sinners, of such as have sinned, and in whom sin in some measure still dwells. The Christian life is a life of continued repentance, humiliation for and mortification of sin, of continual faith in, thankfulness for, and love to the Redeemer, and hopeful joyful expectation of a day of glorious redemption, in which the believer shall be fully and finally acquitted, and sin abolished for ever."
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    I would like to get a nice smooch from a girl. No seriously I really would.

    Besides that I would like to be more diligent in my calling and personal walk with the Lord. In essence the same thing I want every year.
    Rev. Daniel Kok
    Teaching Elder in the St. Lawrence Presbytery of the RPCNA
    Calgary, Alberta CANADA

    "What sort of pledge and how great is this of love towards us! Christ lives for us not for himself!"
    John Calvin, Commentary on the Hebrews (7:25)

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    I'm girding my loins (so to speak), getting ready for when The One and his Clintonite retreads take over the White House on January 20 and prepare to drag the country back to the 1960s (Johnson's "Great Society") - or is it the 1930s (Roosevelt's "New Deal")?

    It's going to be a long and - if The One gets his way - expensive four years.

    Sigh...
    Richard Zuelch
    Westminster Presbyterian Church (OPC), Westminster, CA
    www.reiterations.wordpress.com

    Nature abhors a moron. - H. L. Mencken (1880-1956)

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    Quote Originally Posted by bookslover View Post
    I'm girding my loins (so to speak), getting ready for when The One and his Clintonite retreads take over the White House on January 20 and prepare to drag the country back to the 1960s (Johnson's "Great Society") - or is it the 1930s (Roosevelt's "New Deal")?

    It's going to be a long and - if The One gets his way - expensive four years.

    Sigh...
    Richard, how was the New Deal? You were what...18 at the time?
    Bill Brown
    Grace Baptist Church


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    Quote Originally Posted by Herald View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by bookslover View Post
    I'm girding my loins (so to speak), getting ready for when The One and his Clintonite retreads take over the White House on January 20 and prepare to drag the country back to the 1960s (Johnson's "Great Society") - or is it the 1930s (Roosevelt's "New Deal")?

    It's going to be a long and - if The One gets his way - expensive four years.

    Sigh...
    Richard, how was the New Deal? You were what...18 at the time?
    Bill, now I understand why the IRS has taken such a special interest in you...
    Richard Zuelch
    Westminster Presbyterian Church (OPC), Westminster, CA
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    Nature abhors a moron. - H. L. Mencken (1880-1956)

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