December

Presbyterian Church in America Overtakes Christian Reformed Church to Become America’s Largest Evangelical Reformed Body

URNS – For the first time in at least half a century, the Christian Reformed Church is no longer America’s largest evangelical Reformed denomination. According to 1998 official statistics, the Presbyterian Church in America has reached... next...

The Song of Christmas: A Litany Based on 1 Timothy 3:16

LEADER – This season we celebrate in a special way the coming of our Savior-King, Jesus Christ. We will center our thoughts on the truths concerning our Lord which are revealed to us in the song of Christmas found in 1 Timothy 3:16. PEOPLE... next...

Worship with Godly Fear

Question: Why does the third commandment require the holy and reverent use of God’s names, titles, attributes, ordinances, word, and works? Answer: We offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe; for our God is a consuming... next...

“Great Women Leaders” - Who Are They?

“Does your wife work?” the inquiring mind wanted to know. “All women work,” I replied with my best ‘90s sensitivity. “They are compensated in different ways.” I was reminded of that little exchange when... next...

“The Family” Currently Defined

So now that you’ve heard the media backlash against the “audacity and stupidity” of the Southern Baptist Convention for daring to suggest that there are God-ordained roles for the husband and wife to fulfill in marriage, what... next...

Crucified Christians: What Your Tax Dollars Buy

It was one of the most horrific instances of religious persecution the modern world has ever seen. During a government crackdown on Egypt’s Coptic Christian community two weeks ago, a thousand Christians were manacled to doors, then beaten... next...

Bible Studies on Genesis 1–11 Lesson 9: In Wrath He Remembers Mercy (Part One)

READ GENESIS 3:7–15 The serpent had promised that Adam and his wife would receive the “knowledge of good and evil.” What he had not told them is that they would in fact become evil. They would acquire more in this deal than... next...

Bible Studies on Genesis 1–11 Lesson 10: In Wrath He Remembers Mercy (Part Two)

READ GENESIS 3:16–24 After the woman and the man ate the forbidden fruit they became the objects of God’s penetrating interrogation and then sentencing. Already in judging the serpent, God makes known to the reader (and thus to all... next...

Abraham Kuyper: His Life and Legacy, Part Two: Abraham Kuyper Advocate of a Christian Worldview (III)

COMMON GRACE In Kuyper’s vision of a Calvinistic worldvlew, as we have seen, there was no place for the kind of Christian piety that withdraws from active involvement in the affairs of this world. Since God is the Creator of all things... next...

Go Where the Spirit Works

Every couple of weeks, I write a mediation for the college kids from our church. Many of them are in Christian colleges, but many others are in State universities or graduate schools. I write the meditation in e-mail format since almost all... next...
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