November-December

Bible Studies on Romans Lesson 15: The Price of Freedom Romans 6:15–23

Years ago I wrote a sermon entitled “Jesus the Slave Owner.” While the sermon was well received, people were appalled by the title. We like our independence; we like our freedom. While we freely confess that our only comfort in life... next...

Bible Studies on Romans Lesson 16: What Good Is the Law? Romans 7

So far, in writing this Bible study on the book of Romans, I have found most of the commentaries I have used to be in basic agreement with one another. There have been some minor differences, but they usually arrived at the same conclusions.... next...

RYS Convention 2012: Soar like Eagles

The heat and humidity of Georgia did not detract from the enthusiasm and excitement of 812 teens and sponsors who converged at Covenant College on picturesque Lookout Mountain. This was the site of the 2012 Reformed Youth Services Convention,... next...

A Young Person’s Perspective on the RYS Convention

In the days leading up to the twelfth annual Reformed Youth Services National Convention (held July 23–27, 2012), over eight hundred conventioneers boarded airplanes, buses, and vans to begin their journey to Covenant College on Lookout... next...

A Different Perspective on the RYS Convention

My dear Ryskill, I have received your report on your student, and I am gravely displeased with your work! You did not prevent your student from making it to the RYS Convention this summer, and now there is a chance he will regress in many of... next...

Four (More) Reasons Why Christ Came to Earth

We’ve all seen the bumper stickers that say, “Keep Christ in Christmas.” Most of us would instinctively agree with that idea. Still, the slogan is a bit vague. If we didn’t mind using the whole bumper we might better... next...

He Shall Be Great—Jesus

“The angel said to her, ‘Do not be afraid, Mary, you have found favor with God. You will be with child and give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High.... next...

Daily Devotions for 2012

Day by Day with the Early Church Fathers: Selected Readings for Daily Reflection Compiled and edited by Christopher D. Hudson, J. Alan Sharrer, and Lindsay Vanker Hendrickson Publishers ISBN 13: 978–1-5656339–6-4 Hardcover, 400 pages... next...

Summary Report of the Meeting of the URCNA Classis Eastern USA October 16–17, 2012

Delegates to the thirtieth meeting of Classis Eastern USA assembled in Wayne, NJ on Tuesday, October 16, 2012, to begin their deliberations with our third annual Semper Reformanda Conference. Under the theme, “What Does a Healthy Ministry... next...

He Shall Be Great—John the Baptist

When the Old Testament prophecy was closed in the day of Malachi some four hundred years before Christ, the prophet had foretold to the people of Israel the coming of two persons. One was the Lord—His name would be Jesus, the promised... next...