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John F. Schuurmann Collection

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Biographical Note

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Heidelberg Catechism Sermons: Introduction-Lord's Day 52

Old Testament Sermons and Notes

Old and New Testament Sermons and Notes

New Testament Sermons and Notes

Old Testament Sermons Texts with Contextual Material

New Testament Sermons Texts with Contextual Material

Series of Sermons and Special Day Sermons

Special Day Sermons

Special Day Sermons and Education Material

Education Material and Church Activities

Addresses and Notes on Specific Subjects

Notes on Specific Subjects

Notes on Specific Subjects, and Papers

Papers and Wedding Addresses

Additional Sermons and Correspondence



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John F. Schuurmann Collection, 1928-1971 | Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

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Collection Overview

Title: John F. Schuurmann Collection, 1928-1971

ID: COLL/230

Primary Creator: Schuurmann, John F. (1903-1977)

Extent: 17.0 Cubic Feet. More info below.

Arrangement: Folder level description

Abstract

Minister of the Christian Reformed Church. Sermon files, with contextual notes and articles; addresses; minutes and reports of the Public Relations Committee of Classis Muskegon, 1967-1968; and an interview with Rev. H.J. Brink concerning Grundy Center and the Frederick H. Wezeman controversy.

Biographical Note

From his birth to his retirement, John F. Schuurmann's life was lived in parsonages.  He was born in Campen, Germany, where his father was a minister in the Altgereformierte Kirche.  Nine years later, in 1912, the family moved to Emden, Minnesota, where his father became the pastor of the Emden Christian Reformed Church.

John's education included studies in Grundy College, Grundy Center, Iowa; Calvin College and Calvin Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, Michigan; and a year of post-graduate work at Princeton Seminary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

From parsonages of churches served by his father, John F. Schuurmann moved into parsonages where he served as pastor: Lincoln Center, Iowa (1931-1940); Wyoming Park, Michigan (1940-1944); Second Lynden, Washington (1944-1951); Fourteenth Street, Holland, Michigan (1951-1956); Moline, Michigan (1956-1964); and Ferrysburg, Michigan (1964-1969).  When he retired, he served as Assistant Librarian in the Theological section of the Calvin College and Seminary Library.  His interest in and knowledge of theological books served him well.  After an illness of several months, he passed away on August 13, 1977. He was survived by his wife, Marguerite née Broersma, and 3 children.

John Schuurmann served the denomination in his writing for the meditation booklets of the Back to God Hour, in his activities at Synods, and in serving on denominational committees.

Our collection includes sermons which are in outline form.  It will be observed that John read widely and well, for his sermon collection includes material from magazines and books used as background material and studies for preaching the Word of God.  There are also notes on a variety of subjects with added pertinent material.


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[Series 1: Heidelberg Catechism Sermons: Introduction-Lord's Day 52],
[Series 2: Old Testament Sermons and Notes],
[Series 3: Old and New Testament Sermons and Notes],
[Series 4: New Testament Sermons and Notes],
[Series 5: Old Testament Sermons Texts with Contextual Material],
[Series 6: New Testament Sermons Texts with Contextual Material],
[Series 7: Series of Sermons and Special Day Sermons],
[Series 8: Special Day Sermons],
[Series 9: Special Day Sermons and Education Material],
[Series 10: Education Material and Church Activities],
[Series 11: Addresses and Notes on Specific Subjects],
[Series 12: Notes on Specific Subjects],
[Series 13: Notes on Specific Subjects, and Papers],
[Series 14: Papers and Wedding Addresses],
[Series 15: Additional Sermons and Correspondence],
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Series 5: Old Testament Sermons Texts with Contextual Material
Box 16
Folder 1: Genesis 1:27, 28
Folder 2: Genesis 1:28, 30
Folder 3: Genesis 28:12
Folder 4: Exodus 3:6
Folder 5: Exodus 13:14
Folder 6: Job 1:12 - Job 42:1-6
Folder 7: Job
Folder 8: Psalms 1-148
Folder 9: Isaiah 6:1
Box 17
Folder 1: Isaiah 40
Folder 2: Isaiah 43:1, 2
Folder 3: Isaiah 45:15
Folder 4: Jeremiah 18:1-6
Folder 5: Hosea 2:23
Folder 6: Habukkuk 2:4
Folder 7: Zephaniah 1:12
Folder 8: Zephaniah 4:6
Folder 9: Micah 6:8

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Heidelberg Catechism Sermons: Introduction-Lord's Day 52],
[Series 2: Old Testament Sermons and Notes],
[Series 3: Old and New Testament Sermons and Notes],
[Series 4: New Testament Sermons and Notes],
[Series 5: Old Testament Sermons Texts with Contextual Material],
[Series 6: New Testament Sermons Texts with Contextual Material],
[Series 7: Series of Sermons and Special Day Sermons],
[Series 8: Special Day Sermons],
[Series 9: Special Day Sermons and Education Material],
[Series 10: Education Material and Church Activities],
[Series 11: Addresses and Notes on Specific Subjects],
[Series 12: Notes on Specific Subjects],
[Series 13: Notes on Specific Subjects, and Papers],
[Series 14: Papers and Wedding Addresses],
[Series 15: Additional Sermons and Correspondence],
[All]


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