Do Not Sin

“My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have one who speaks to the Father in our defense—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only... next...

A Document Filled with Comfort

“Comfort, O comfort My people, says your God.” — Isaiah 40:1 This article first appeared in the January, 2003 issue of The Outlook. An Age of Fear The Heidelberg Catechism was written in a day and age filled with fear. Other... next...

Comfort Ye My People

This article first appeared in the May, 1999, issue of The Outlook. When it pleased the Lord in the latter days of Hezekiah, King of Judah, to pre­pare good news through Isaiah the prophet for the exiles who, a cen­tury and a half later,... next...

Our Catechism: 450 Years Young

This article, edited and translated by Prof. H. David Schuringa from the Reformatorisch Dagblad, appeared in the November, 1988 issue of The Outlook. In an old edition of the authorized Dutch Bible (Statenbijbel) there is a picture of Adam and... next...

The Living Legacy from Heidelberg

This article originally appeared in the April, 1995 issue of The Outlook. On a Tuesday at 4 p.m., 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... next...

A Catechism Written in Heidelberg

This article originally appeared in the April, 1995 issue of The Outlook. 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... next...

Bible Studies on Romans Lesson 17: Life in the Spirit (1) Romans 8:1–11

In Romans 8, Paul explains the very core of the glorious gospel message. This chapter has been an inspiration to Christians for over twenty centuries. Its verses have been quoted throughout the centuries as a source of comfort and strength.... next...

Bible Studies on Romans Lesson 18: Life in the Spirit (2) Romans 8:12–17

Paul has made it very clear throughout Romans that salvation is a gift from God and that we can do nothing to earn new life. By His grace and mercy, God sent His Son into this world to die in our place so that we might be reconciled to Him and... next...

Mission Ideas from a Missionary

My calling is to missions, and my passion is missions. I don’t consider myself an expert in missions, not having any sort of degree in missiology. However, I have twenty-seven years of experience in foreign missions, and have served in... next...

Unite My Heart to Fear Your Name... The Goal of the Elder

Introduction This short series of articles will examine the role and work of the elders in our churches. It is not intended to be a complete guide but it will address specific areas of concern to the churches today in the light of Scripture,... next...
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