September

God’s Sufficiency for Inadequate Men

Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think of anything as being from ourselves, but our sufficiency is from God, who also made us sufficient as ministers of the new covenant…. (2 Corinthians 3:5-6a) [This meditation is addressed... next...

We Confess An Exposition & Application of the Belgic Confession Article 26: Of Christ’s Intercession

Article 26 opens by summarizing everything the Confession has already said about the glorious work of our Lord, saying, We believe that we have no access unto God but alone through the only Mediator and Advocate Jesus Christ the righteous; who... next...

URCNA Classis Reports

URCNA Classis Southwest U.S. Report The Grand Rapids Press. It is interesting to note that last year synod decided to send The Banner to every household in the CRC. It was reported then that there would be no additional cost, no additional ministry... next...

Mid-America Reformed Seminary’s 20th Annual Commencement

May 20 marked Mid-America Reformed Seminary’s 20th Annual Commencement. It also marked a couple of firsts for Mid-America. Brian Busker was the Seminary’s first graduate from its new Master of Theological Studies program, and Paul... next...

The Qualities of a Good Mentor

In 1980 Dr. Charles Krahe received and accepted the call to be pastor of Seventh Reformed Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan. While at Seventh, Dr. Krahe had several seminarians serve under him. As he drew near to retirement, he decided he would... next...

Looking Above A Series on the Revelation of Jesus Christ Revelation 4:8-11 “A Glorious Theater”

Consider the scene of Revelation 4: it is a scene of glory; it is a scene of holiness; above all, it is a scene of worship. Notice again the role of the four living creatures. Their role is that of worship. Verse 8: “They do not rest day... next...

Book Review: Cruel Paradise

Speerstra, Hylke. Cruel Paradise. Translated and Abridged by Henry J. Baron. William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company: Grand Rapids, Michigan, 2005. 224 pages. Reviewed by Rev. Wybren H. Oord When my father was in his early thirties, he emigrated... next...
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