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The Wife of the Lamb

"Let us rejoice and be glad and give him glory! For the wedding of the Lamb has come, and his bride has made herself ready. Fine linen, bright and clean, was given to her to wear. –Revelation 19:7–8 The imagery of marriage is one... next...

Psalm 36

Psalm 36 seems a little strange at first. The stanzas do not seem to fit well together. The first stanza is a horrific condemnation of the sinfulness of sin, the second is an overflowing praise of the Fountain of Life, and the third is about... next...

Your Lovingkindness is Better than Life: A Meditation on Psalm 63

For several years I have been fascinated by the psalms. The more I study and meditate on them, the more I see their practical application and beautiful promises. Psalm 63 has been a personal favorite for some time. The following meditation is... next...

Day of Rest and Gladness

When the editor of The Outlook first asked me to write a series of articles on parenting issues, I knew the only way I could do it was by reporting what others say and do. Even being the mother of eight children, I still don’t feel qualified... next...

Bible Studies on the Life of Abraham Lesson 19: The Death of Abraham Genesis 25:1–11

The final chapter in the life of Abraham ends the same way his life began. In Genesis 12, God began with the promise to bless Abraham; at the end of this passage we see those blessings continued in Abraham’s son, Isaac (Genesis 25:11).... next...

Looking Above A Series on The Revelation of Jesus Christ: Another Sign in Heaven Revelation 15:1

With this article, we begin the next section in the book of Revelation, namely, chapters 15–16. Before we delve into these chapters, however, it is good for us to re-orient ourselves to the structure of the book. There are seven sections... next...

The Apostles Creed

Every Lord’s Day we recite one of the creeds together in our worship service. Have you ever wondered where these creeds came from, and why we recite them over and over? When I was a young Christian, newly converted, filled with zeal, I... next...

Bavinck the Dogmatician: Bavinck’s Interpretation of the Account of Creation in Genesis (1)

In my previous article on Bavinck’s exposition of the key features of the doctrine of creation, I observed that conservative Reformed believers often are preoccupied with debates regarding the interpretation of Genesis 1, and particularly... next...

Federal Vision: A Canadian Reformed Pastor’s Perspective

Introduction This article was originally prepared as a paper for my previous congregation in Langley, British Columbia. Members there had been struggling with questions about the subject of Federal Vision. They were hearing, for instance, that... next...

Press Release from the CERCU Committee

Press Release of the meeting of the combined committees of the Canadian Reformed and United Reformed Churches to propose a common church order held June 21–24, 2011 at the Ebenezer Canadian Reformed Church, Burlington, ON Present were:... next...
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