November

Overflowing Thanksgiving

“All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to oveiflow to the glory of God.” (II Corinthians 4:15) I remember walking into Rest Haven Nursing Home in Holland, MI... next...

The State of Preaching Today

The children of Israel were the only nation in the history of mankind who were solely the people of God. Because of this they should have experienced a glorious history of obedience to their Creator and its resultant blessings. Yet, in spite... next...

The Parable of the Fishless Fishermen

Now it came to pass that a group existed who called themselves fishermen. And there were many fish in the waters all around. In fact, the whole area was surrounded by streams and lakes filled with fish. And the fish were hungry. Week after week,... next...

The Holy Spirit and Morality (II)

The previous article sought to lay down the theological foundation to show the need for spiritual revival in the area of communal and personal morality. Let us take a closer look at the second table of the Law, commandments 5–10. THE SANCTITY... next...

Diana’s Death and Missed Opportunities

While on vacation in Ireland at the time of Princess Diana’s death, I watched the wall-to-wall coverage on three British television networks. On none of them did I see one person—not even a member of the clergy—say a word about... next...

Sliding Down the Slope

These days the Dutch are lauded for their successful establishment of euthanasia within carefully controlled guidelines. To hear the “right-to-die” people tell it, The Netherlands is living proof that a modem society can control... next...

An “Inside Out” Change of Self

I preached the funeral of a man today who suffered years of emphysema agony. It was another evidence of God’s mercy that this gentleman wasn’t allowed to linger any longer. I stood before the crowd of family and friends and looked... next...

Music, Song and Worship: A Brief Overview

For a number of years I have taught a course surveying the history of the modern church at Westminster in California. One of the subjects we study early in the course is Puritan worship and its relation to Reformed worship more generally. Part... next...

On Confidentiality

You just knew there was something else going on with Janie by the way she looked, sitting at the kitchen table. “I’m just having a bad day” did not explain the way she cried silently, the way she trembled when you talked with... next...

What About Revelation 20?: The Believers Reign with Christ (IV)

In my last article, I considered the first part of the vision of Revelation 20:1–6, verses one through three which describe the binding of Satan for a period of one thousand years so as to prevent him from deceiving the nations. Now we... next...
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