February

Heaven: What Is It?

“After this I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven! And the first voice, which I had heard speaking to me like a trumpet, said, Come up here . . . At once I was in the Spirit, and behold, a throne stood in heaven.”... next...

The Christian Life in a Prayer From Paul

In the midst of his letter to the Ephesians, the apostle Paul drew attention to the prayer that he of­fered for the saints of God in Ephesus, expressed in one long sen­tence. “For this reason I bow my knees before the Father,... next...

On Being Named

John 1:35-51 “What’s in a name?” Names usu­ally mean a lot, don’t they? We love naming our children and our children love naming their toys and animals. We have nicknames, middle names, and last names. Names are... next...

Bible Studies on Joseph and Judah Lesson 11: Israel’s Sons Return to Egypt with Benjamin

Read Genesis 43 Introduction In Genesis 42 the sons of Jacob go to Egypt for food since the famine has hit Canaan very hard. Joseph recognizes them, and he recalls the message of his dreams. He initiates a process of testing his brothers by... next...

Bible Studies on Joseph and Judah Lesson 12: Joseph “Arrests” His Brothers

Read Genesis 44:1-17 Introduction There were some tense moments for Israel’s sons as their shopping trip for food had begun, especially when Joseph’s steward directed them to Joseph’s house. They feared the worst, proclaimed... next...

The Praise of the Persecuted Pilgrim

The Apostle Peter’s life was one that we can classify as a life full of the highest highs and the lowest lows. Peter had been given faith enough to call out to Christ to come out of the boat, but he lacked faith when he looked at the troubled... next...

Herman Bavinck: A Sketch of His Life

In my office at Mid-America Re­formed Seminary, there are two portraits of Reformed theologians whom I admire and seek to emulate in a small, limited way in my work as a professor of doctrinal studies or systematic theology. One of the portraits... next...

Examining the Nine Points: An Introduction

In the Reformed and Presbyterian world summer usually means Synod or General Assembly, and the summer of 2007 was a particularly notable season for such assemblies since both the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) and the United Reformed Churches... next...
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