July/August

The City of Love

“Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God.” (Revelation 3:12a) Philadelphia--the city of brotherly love! What a beautiful name! But was it a fitting name? Not according to the Bible. Brotherly love can only... next...

Preaching the Saints

Scripture establishes that Christians should follow the example of the biblical saints. The author of Hebrews, for example, explained Christian faith by pointing to the example of Abraham among others. Urging believers to imitate such faith,... next...

We Confess: An Exposition & Application of the Belgic Confession Article 35: Of the Lord’s Supper

A Great Controversy One of the greatest controversies during the Reformation was over the Lord’s Supper. The doctrine that divided the Protestant churches from the Roman Catholic Church was Rome’s doctrine of “transubstantiation.”... next...

Looking Above A Series on The Revelation of Jesus Christ Revelation 7:1-3 “Till We Have Sealed the Servants of God”

The opening of the first six seals sets before us scenes that would shake our souls. The first seal is opened and the gospel goes forth conquering and to conquer; it goes forth and it kills, even as it makes alive. The second seal is opened... next...

“The Old Testament Evidence Regarding the Participation of Children in Covenant Observances” (Part Three)

In our consideration of the Old Testament evidence for paedocommunion, we noted that the appeal to the precedent of covenant children’s participation in the Old Testament Passover is a key part of the paedocommunionist argument. Though... next...

Classis Central US of the URCNA March 21, 2006

In just a shade more than eight hours, delegates to a recent meeting of Classis Central US approved the addition of one church and two ministers, as well as addressing requests for advice in more than a dozen discipline or pastoral matters.... next...

Classis Michigan of the URCNA June 6, 2006

The Delegates of Classis Michigan met at the Covenant United Reformed Church in Kalamazoo on June 6, 2006. Chairman for the day was Rev. Art Besteman, with Rev. Brian Vos serving as Vice-Chairman and Rev. Wybren Oord serving as Clerk. After... next...

Classis Southwest US of the URCNA

The 17th meeting of Classis Southwest U.S. was held in Ripon, California, “The Almond Capital of the World,” June 26, 2006. Delegates from nineteen organized churches came together as the broader assembled to examine a man for ordination,... next...

The Incarnate Word From God

Holy Scripture maintains the fundamental doctrine that God takes the initiative and speaks to the human race in a number of ways. Two of the principal channels of the divine communication are mentioned in the opening sentence of the epistle... next...
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