2003

Mary: The Image of the Christian Life

Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: After His mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Spirit. (Matthew 1:18) Is Mary the “Queen of Heaven” or an instrument to... next...

We Confess – An Exposition & Application of the Belgic Confession: Articles 6-7: Of the Difference Between the Canonical and Apocryphal Books & Of the Perfection of Holy Scripture

Do you have, in the sixty-six books of your Bible, all that you need to know for your salvation? Do we as churches have all that we need to worship God publicly as a congregation? This is the issue before us this issue as we look at the Belgic... next...

Johannes Piscator and the Doctrine of Justification

Johannes Piscator is not a household name familiar to 21st century Reformed Christians. Yet four hundred years ago, his name was renowned in both Lutheran and Reformed circles. That renown was due to his formulation of the doctrine of justification.... next...

Jesus Christ is Life

“In Him was life, and that life was the light of men” (John 1:4). If you take the time to read the Gospel of John in one sitting, you cannot help but notice the word “life” is an important word to John. John writes about... next...

Evaluating the New Perspective on Paul (6) Did Paul oppose “Legalism or “Boasting” in Human Strength?

The last question we consider regarding Paul’s view of the law is whether he articulated his doctrine of justification over against a legalistic teaching of salvation upon the basis of works performed in obedience to the law. Though the... next...

God’s People, My Parish

I first met Larry when he was 19 years old. My family and I had moved to a West Michigan Community where I had accepted the call to serve a well established congregation. It was the spring of the year. I was invited to teach the Bible lesson... next...

Looking Above – A Series on The Revelation of Jesus Christ: Christ in the Midst of the Lampstands

We have before us the wonderful climax of chapter 1: the vision of the glorious and exalted Christ. In the Spirit on the Lord’s Day, John hears the voice of the Savior, like a mighty trumpet blast (vv. 10–11), he then turns to see... next...

Classis Michigan Summary October 14, 2003

It was a rainy day when Classis Michigan met at the beautiful new facility of Trinity United Reformed Church in Caledonia, Michigan. Chairman Rev. Brian Vos led the delegates in singing and opened the meeting with prayer. Two overtures for implementation... next...

Book Review

Hoeksema, Herman. Righteous by Faith lone: A Devotional Commentary on Romans. Edited by David Engelsma. Grandville, MI: Reformed Free Publishing Association, 2002. xxvi. 702 pp., including Scripture Index and short bibliography. $41.95 US, hardcover.... next...

Sound Bites The Outlook - 1979

January 1979 “Much of today’s evangelical lawlessness seems to be the fruit of an evangelical aimlessness.” Christianity Has a Moral Backbone Klaus Bockmuhl “In many cases it’s not hard to determine what the Bible... next...
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