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Index—2019 Volume LXVIII

AUTHORS Admiraal, James In a Few Words, 6:3 Anjema, Richard Ministering to the Sick and Dying, 4:4 Arnold, Harry Purpose In Life, 2:26 Patient in Adversity, 3:34 Thankful in Prosperity, 4:36 Confidence in God’s Love, 5:31 Beeke, Joel How... next...

In A Few Words

I wish to write a few words about one of my favorite places—libraries. Whenever my wife and I go on a little trip, one of the places I like to stop at and look around in for a while, even sit down in briefly, is a library—typically... next...

Skeletons in the Closet of Christmas

“The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the Son of David” –Matthew 1:1, NKJV Skeletons lurk in the closet. Every family has at least one if we are honest enough to level with one another. Adultery, divorce, alcohol and... next...

Promoting the Work of Missions

How does the elder in the local church fulfill his responsibility to “actively promote the work of missions”?1 What does this look like practically? How should we define the work of missions? Why is it necessary? What is the goal?... next...

In Whom Do We Place Our Trust?

We often hear about and read reports about notable people who attract large crowds wherever they appear in a public event. One personality reportedly drawing large crowds in recent times is President Donald Trump. He has been drawing large... next...

What Every Elder Needs to Know About Congregational Singing

One of the most prominent aspects of our worship is singing and music. So how can we help guarantee that ruling elders are qualified to deal thoughtfully, biblically, and practically with these matters? It is rare for sessions or consistories... next...

What Does It Mean to Be Reformed? Part 1: Worship

As I sit in my study gathering a few books to do some reading and writing, I am reminded of what I have on my wall. I have pictures of each of my children scattered throughout my bookshelves. I have a picture of my dear wife on my desk. But... next...

Ministering to the Sick and Dying

Visiting the sick and dying is one of the most important duties for those who are called to the offices of elder and deacon. It can also be the most trying. It is difficult to know what to say or how to give spiritual counsel to those who are... next...

Faith and Fruit in a Post-Christian World The Sabbath

The comedian Brian Regan used to perform a sketch about the moving sidewalks found in airport terminals. No matter how abundant the directives to Stand Right, Walk Left, there are always a few passengers who fail to understand the distinction.... next...

The Biblical Traits of a Christian

“How may I know that I am a Christian?” This question ought to be a matter of utmost importance for us, for the answer to that question will determine our eternal destiny. Therefore, to assume that we are Christians because we have... next...
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