April

Risen With Christ

Christianity is the only religion which claims the resurrection of its leader. In fact it depends on it. If Christ was not raised, there would be no good news. If Christ was not raised, Christianity would be dead. His own claim to divinity and... next...

The Living Legacy from Heidelberg

On a Tuesday at 4 PM I came to the home of Larry. Pattie, Lare John and Bailey. They were expecting me. They had been attending our church for some time. Pattie's oldest brother and his family, her youngest brother and his family and her father... next...

A Catechism Written in Heidelberg

The city of Heidelberg is one of the most beautiful and charming in the world. Built in the Neckar River valley the city looks across the river to rising hills covered with green. Today the city itself has a very well-preserved Renaissance center... next...

The Pastoral Necessity of Preaching the Catechism

In his recent corrunentary on the Heidelberg Catechism, Rev. Andrew Kuyvenhoven calls the Catechism “the best confessional and teachable surrunary of the will of God for the life of the church,” That's quite a compliment for a document... next...

Putting a Staff in the Shepherd’s Hand

Using the Heidelberg Catechism in Pastoring, Training and Evangelism When the editors asked me to write on the uses of the Heidelberg Catechism, I was grateful for the opportunity for two reasons. First, I love the old Catechism so very much.... next...

Cultivating Holiness (1)

Last month Dr. Beeke treated the Biblical command to “Be holy, for I am holy.” He now addresses the subject of cultivating holiness. THE CULTIVATION OF HOLINESS Concretely, then, what must you cultivate? Three things. 1. Imitation... next...

The “Signs of the Times”: Preaching the Gospel to the Nations (III) “And So All Israel Shall Be Saved”

One of the important signs of the times, as we noted in a previous article, is the preaching of the gospel of Jesus Christ to the nations. This sign confirms the biblical teaching that Christ is the promised seed of Abraham, the One in whom... next...

Church & World: Classis Rejects Overture Banning “Non-Deliberative” Delegates from Advisory Committees

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. RBPS – After completing its deliberations on women in office, Oassis Grand Rapids East rejected a proposal from Neland Avenue CRC to exclude “publicly outspoken proponents and opponents on a controversial matter”... next...
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