Why a King Failed

And he said, “Hear ye now, O house of David; Is it a small thing for you to weary men, but will you weary my God also? Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his... next...

What is Reformed Worship? (VII) It is Liturgical

In most evangelical Protestant circles “liturgy” is a four-letter word, at worst; and a “Catholic” word, at best. If you want to silence a crowd fellowshipping over coffee after a service, just say, “I really wish... next...

Bible Studies on Joseph and Judah Lesson 7: Joseph Inteprets Pharaoh’s Dreams

Read Genesis 41:1–36 Introduction Joseph had received revelation and understanding from God for the dreams of the chief cupbearer and the chief butler. Joseph wants out of prison, and he asks the cupbearer to take his appeal to Pharaoh... next...

Bible Studies on Joseph and Judah Lesson 8: Joseph Cares for Egypt...and the World

Read Genesis 41:37–57 Introduction The transition for Joseph in one day is breathtaking. One moment he is still in the royal dungeon of Egypt, and then next moment he is being rushed to get cleaned up and properly clothed in order to stand... next...

The Tenth Plague The Sound of the Final Note

Exodus 11:1–10 The tenth plague is the last plague in the plague narrative; it follows three series of plagues with three plagues in each series. The first nine plagues belong to the three series of plagues with the tenth plague standing... next...

A Review of James DeJong’s H. J. Kuiper: Shaping the Christian Reformed Church, 1907-1962

The church of Jesus Christ owes its existence to the saving purpose and work of the Triune God. The Father has purposed to give to His Son a people chosen unto everlasting life. The Son gathers this church to Himself by His Spirit and Word.... next...

A Fruit of the Spirit

“Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.” (Ephesians 5:20) Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday in both Canada and the United States. Canada celebrates the holiday in October... next...

What is Reformed Worship? (VI) It is Joyful

With all the talk of reverence in Reformed worship, it makes it seem as though our worship is somber. This is how those new to a Reformed worship service perceive what is happening. Is our worship somber, that is, lifeless? The answer is no.... next...

The Atonement and Jehovah’s Witnesses

Imagine that one quiet afternoon you happen to glance out your window to see two people approaching your door carrying literature in their hands. A few moments later you discover that they are Jehovah’s Witnesses. At this point your mind... next...

Bible Studies on Joseph and Judah Lesson 5: Joseph is Tested in Egypt

Read Genesis 39 Introduction Genesis 38 was a necessary chapter that fits perfectly in the story of Jacob’s family. Joseph is chosen by God for some special purpose (to rule?), but his brothers sell him to merchants on the way to Egypt... next...
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