*Note: You may find an update of the convocation, complete with pictures, on the PRC website.
The PRC Seminary faculty and students, along with the Theological School Committee, remind you of the annual convocation to be held TONIGHT in Grandville PRC starting at 7:30 p.m.
Prof. Russell Dykstra will speak on “The Ezra Model: Having a Heart for the Lord’s House.” Students old and new will be introduced and special music will be provided as part of the program.
All PRC members in the area and friends of the Seminary are cordially invited to join us as we mark the beginning of the new school year.
Show your support for the Seminary and its cause by attending this important program! Hope to see YOU there!
Profitable quote (from program):
It has been shown, that by the faith of the gospel Christ becomes ours, and we are made partakers of the salvation and eternal blessedness procured by him. But as our ignorance and sloth (I may add, the vanity of our mind) stand in need of external helps, by which faith may be begotten in us, and may increase and make progress until its consummation, God, in accommodation to our infirmity, has added such helps, and secured the effectual preaching of the gospel, by depositing this treasure with the Church. He has appointed pastors and teachers, by whose lips he might edify his people (Eph. 4:11); he has invested them with authority, and, in short, omitted nothing that might conduce to holy consent in the faith, and to right order. In particular, he has instituted sacraments, which we feel by experience to be most useful helps in fostering and confirming our faith. For seeing we are shut up in the prison of the body, and have not yet attained to the rank of angels, God, in accommodation to our capacity, has in his admirable providence provided a method by which, though widely separated, we might still draw near to him…. I will begin with the Church, into whose bosom God is pleased to collect his children, not only that by her aid and ministry they may be nourished so long as they are babes and children, but may also be guided by her maternal care until they grow up to manhood, and, finally, attain to the perfection of faith. What God has thus joined, let not man put asunder: to those to whom he is a Father, the Church must also be a mother.
~ John Calvin Institutes of the Christian Religion, 4.1.1.