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A Very Serious Subject

“But you know that he appeared so that he might take away our sins. And in him is no sin.” — I John 3:5 It is interesting to observe the way John treats the matter of holiness and righteousness. His appeal to holiness is... next...

The Fruit of Justification: Victorious Living in the Light of God’s Smile

Some time ago I listened to a Christian mother voice her concerns about her adult son’s manner of living. The conversation was entirely downbeat until she ended by saying, with something of a smile, “Well, at least he has fire insurance.”... next...

Bible Studies on Romans Lesson 32: Accept One Another in Christ Romans 15:1–13

In this chapter Paul continues to write about the relationship that fellow believers ought to have with one another. Whereas in the previous chapter Paul wrote about matters that divide strong and weak Christians, he now moves on to that which... next...

Bible Studies on Romans Lesson 33: Paul Reflects on His Work Romans 15:14–33

It the end of Romans 14, Paul has finished the official teaching part of his epistle to the church that meets in Rome. Having laid out the full doctrine of salvation, Paul appears almost hesitant to end the epistle. He seems to close the epistle... next...

Divine Hope Reformed Bible Seminary: An Interview with Rev. Nathan Brummel

In the May/June 2012 issue of The Outlook, Henry Gysen introduced our readers to Divine Hope Reformed Bible Seminary. The seminary is within the walls of the Danville Correctional Center in Danville, Illinois. The seminary’s professor,... next...

The Importance of Prayer The Story of What It Means to Be a God-Fearing Man

As we take a close look at the prayers recorded in Nehemiah, we will learn some important things about the nature of true prayer and its contents. We will see different kinds of prayers and discover that Nehemiah and the postexilic saints are... next...

Does God Like Me on Facebook? (Part 2) The Next Generation

In the previous installment of this column, I suggested that we can glorify God on Facebook only if we can honestly thank him for it. I mentioned three areas in particular that might lead us to that conclusion: communicating and receiving information... next...

Living Membership: Belonging in the Body of Christ

Why do you go to church? All right, this may be a silly question. There are plenty of obvious answers: to worship God, to strengthen your faith, to fellowship with other believers—all good motives. If you’re honest with yourself,... next...

Clash over Worldviews An Analysis of the Ham/Nye Debate

Creation was on the media’s radar again recently, thanks to the announcement that US media personality Bill Nye (best known for his TV show, Bill Nye the Science Guy) would go head-to-head in a debate with creationist Ken Ham at the Creation... next...

NAPARC Churches Continued Reformed Church of Quebec / L’Eglise Reformee du Quebec (ERQ)

The ERQ is a small federation of churches in the Canadian province of Quebec ministering to the French-speaking people of that area. History French Reformers, also called Huguenots, had much to do with the founding of Canada. Huguenot settlers... next...
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