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Needs Which Our Wives Need Met at Home Part I - Time

Some years ago one of the elderly members of our congregation shared with me the fact that he and his wife had been married for over 50 years and had never had a single argument. Although I am rather gullible and really quite naïve, I could... next...

Looking Back

A few words about preaching and praying within the worship service. There has been in the past, and still is today, a notion that sermons have to be long in order to be good. A long sermon is a mark of orthodoxy. This idea is especially found... next...

Constantine: Christian or Politician?

“For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?” Mark 8:36 The Emperor Constantine, being informed of Maxentius’ tyranny, set himself to free the Romans from their slavery under him,... next...

Alleged Problems with a Literal Interpretation of the Creation Account

The most noteworthy difficulties with the historic, literal, six day interpretation of the creation account cited by those who hold opposing views can be summarized as follows: The sun was not created until Day Four (Gen. 1:14–19). Since... next...

Pastoring With A Purpose

You’re on your way to make an elder’s visit with a young man who was in your Sunday School class ten years ago. He was a bit of a discipline problem then, but you always were able to talk honestly with him. You warned him a couple... next...

The Testimony of a Converted Japanese

The first Protestant missionaries ever to come to Japan were mostly from the U.S.A. When they came to this strange land of Buddhists and sun-worshippers they found no Christians. Today, 100 years after their arrival, one out of every 200 persons... next...

Reformed Evangelism “Election and the ‘Free Offer’ of the Gospel” Part Three

The Apostle Paul’s Concern for His Countrymen One biblical argument that relates to the question of the well-meant offer of the gospel is often neglected or overlooked: the apostle Paul’s testimony at two key points in the argument... next...

Sound Bites Torch and Trumpet 1962

January 1962 “It may be argued that legal divorce is more honest than hidden separation. However, that does not justify divorce. It is not the proper solution to ‘unbearable’ situations. The proper solution is a return to... next...

The Christian: God’s Delight – Easter 2002

Sing, O Daughter of Zion; shout aloud, O Israel! Be glad and rejoice with all your heart, O Daughter ofJerusalem! The Lord has taken away your punishment; He has turned back your enemy. The Lord, the King of Israel, is with you; never again... next...

Johan Herman Bavinck (1895-1964) The Legacy of a Missionary, Professor and Author

I have often been asked, “Why did you decide to go to the Philippines as a missionary, leaving behind your relatives, your friends, your congregation?” Obedience to the Great Commissions was the key factor. But the love for missions... next...
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