2004

Christmas Contrasts

Some of the most significant thoughts about Christmas may well center around the breath-taking contrasts suggested by the Nativity. First, we are amazed at the contrasting attitudes of angels and men toward the child born in Bethlehem. The angels,... next...

Joseph: Justified by Faith

18 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. 19 Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not wanting to make her... next...

We Confess – An Exposition & Application of the Belgic Confession Article 18: Of the Incarnation of the Son of God

The incarnation. This is a term we so often use in our Christian lingo that it has become another phrase we simply let roll off our tongues all too easily. The incarnation, though, is no mere phrase; it was a climactic, redemptive event. It... next...

Amendment 25

Did you know that there is only one apparent spelling error in the United States Constitution? It occurs in the 25th Amendment, which was proposed by Congress on July 6, 1965 and ratified on February 10, 1967. During the year and a half the... next...

Classis Michigan (URCNA)

Mr. David Klumpenhower will never forget October 12, 2004. Early in the morning, he was at the hospital assisting in the delivery of his son. Later in the morning, he was at the Eastmanville URC sitting before twenty-four ministers and elders... next...

Sound Bites - 1990

January 1990 “As a denomination slides into liberalism, the method often used by pastors is to garble the message so that the unsuspecting do not catch the drift.” Sharpened Expression Thomas Vanden Heuvel “As believers we... next...

The Christ in “Christian”

“But if any one suffers as a Christian, let him not feel ashamed, but in that name let him glorify God.” I Peter 4:16 In Exodus 30, God gives very careful instruction on how to make the anointing oil. This was the oil that was used... next...

The Riches of the Reformed Faith (III) – The Covenant of Grace

II Timothy 2:15 reads as follows: “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” Our Arminian Brothers and Sisters have historically taken this passage and... next...

Looking Above – A Series on the Revelation of Jesus Christ Revelation 3:7-13 “The Church in the Midst of the World Kept by Christ

“Like apples of gold in settings of silver,” so is a word fitly spoken, according to the book of Proverbs (25:19). Revelation 3:7–13 stands before us like apples of gold in settings of silver, for it provides us with a word... next...

Believing the Unbelievable

This is a story about faith or believing in the unbelievable. It is also a story of putting aside our feelings of mortality and entrusting our lives to the Lord God, Ruler of the Universe. A nurse friend of mine was anticipating some elective... next...
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