July/August

Devoted to Devotions

The word “devote” is given the following definition in Webster’s Dictionary: “to give up oneself or one's time, energy, to some purpose, activity, or person.” Every person is devoted to something or someone whatever... next...

The Holy Day of Worship

Question: How is the Sabbath to be sanctified? Answer: The Sabbath is to be sanctified by a holy resting all that day, even from such worldly employments and recreations as are lawful on other days; and spending the whole time in the public... next...

The Means and Message for Reformation and Revival (XII)

Many, not all, of the Biblical principles which are applicable to revival have been reviewed in previous articles. Is there revival in North America? Review the principles and apply them to what you have seen, experienced, or heard about. It... next...

Complainers Take Another Lap Around the Desert

Recently I talked about the problem of a complaining, grumbling mouth that actually issues from a rebellious heart whether we realize it or not. Nobody likes to be around someone who regularly complains. Some of you are married to a person like... next...

Bible Studies on Genesis 1–11 Lesson 1: Story or History?

READ GENESIS 1:1–2:3; II TIMOTHY 3 Our Lord Jesus Christ once asked His disciples whether they understood the parables which He had spoken (Matthew 13). They said that they did, to which our Lord replied, “Therefore every scribe... next...

Bible Studies on Genesis 1–11 Lesson 2: The First Day

READ GENESIS 1:1–5 In the beginning God created His kingdom. Genesis 1:1 reveals to us that the totality of all that exists was created by only one almighty Being, namely, God Himself. Very clearly God makes Himself the first subject of... next...

Subscription in the Dutch Reformed Tradition

The Reformation was above all a doctrinal reform in the life of the church. Throughout the Middle Ages, calls for reform had primarily been concerned with the moral life of the church. The Reformation certainly resulted in profound moral and... next...

Analyzing the Possible Birth of a New Nation

The 1998 “off-year” campaign for control of Congress has started earlier than usual, is likely to be more expensive than ever and, in the end, will probably produce minimal change to the status quo of divided government. As conservatives... next...

Report on the 1998 CRC Synod

The agenda items for this year’s Christian Reformed Synod were fewer by comparison with the agendas of recent synods. In fact, earlier this year the General Secretary of the CRC, Dr. David Engelhard, even suggested that this year’s... next...
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