Growing Up in the Covenant

A child, not even one millimeter in length. Living in the uterus of his mother. Another child of the covenant, though nobody knows him yet. Sharing the guilt of his parents. Also sharing the grace God gave to them. When this child is born, he... next...

The Sabbath Institution

An address given at Golspie, Sutherland, on August 12, 1953, and subsequentllj published — expanded at certain points and abbreviated at others — by the Lord’s Day Observance Societly, London. The questions relating to the... next...

2000 – The Year of the Decision

The Synod of the Christian Reformed Church meeting in the year 2000 will be faced once again with the issue of Women in Office. This matter will be on the agenda because the decision, taken by Synod 1995, which opened the offices of elder, minister,... next...

Depraved or Deprived?

Only a couple that has been emboldened by their escape from impeachable offenses would try to spin God. But Hillary Rodham Clinton — veteran of cattle future profiteering, a failed attempt to nationalize health care, champion of children... next...

Confronting Modernity

American consumers today face a dazzling and dizzying array of choices. Companies are constantly creating new products. Giant chains are building huge stores all across the landscape. Video stores provide thousands of movies for home viewing,... next...

The Revelation of Jesus Christ: Studies in the Book of Revelation #7 One Worthy to Open the Seals

Revelation 5:1–10 No teaching is more vital to the Christian faith than that of the ever-blessed Trinity. Unless it is believed and sincerely confessed, so the Athanasian Creed affirms, one cannot be saved. No other doctrine, however,... next...

The Revelation of Jesus Christ: Studies in the Book of Revelation #8 The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

People, old as well as young, often tell me they don’t like history at all. Of course not, when we remember how it is too often taught in schools. Teachers demand that the pupils memorize an endless array of persons, events and dates which... next...

The Revelation of Jesus Christ: Studies in the Book of Revelation #9 The Power of Prevailing Prayer

Revelation 6:9–17 Does heaven seem far away; at times even somewhat unreal? Then learn from this book — not from a mystical poet who claims to see heaven in climbing ivy or fragrant rose — how heaven and earth are always connected... next...

The Revelation of Jesus Christ: Studies in the Book of Revelation #10 The Sealing of the 144,000

In quite a few commentaries this chapter is called the first of several “interludes.” This would be a literary device in which the writer’s flow of thought is interrupted by something different. With the term we shall not quarrel.... next...

If the Sermon is Boring, the Problem is Us!

Now we are all here in the presence of God to listen to everything the Lord has commanded you to tell us (Acts 10:33). A preacher once complained that his congregation was being eaten alive y boredom. He lamented what he perceived to be a twofold... next...
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