Psalm 46 and A Mighty Fortress is Our God

1527 is held to be the year that Martin Luther suffered the most from his frequent bouts of depression. Luther explains that the content of his depression was always the same, the loss of faith that God is good and that He is good to me. He... next...

Tension in Medieval Expositions

The Reformation cannot be isolated from the history that went before it. Even so, certain themes of the Reformation could be difficult to find during long periods of the medieval church. Two such themes were the normative position of the Scriptures... next...

United Reformed Churches in North America Classis Central US

His Christian family and his upbringing as a member of the Covenant – that’s the soil from which Nick Smith’s desire to enter the ministry grew. His desire became serious when, Mr. Smith said, during his high school years,... next...

Reformed Education: A Glorious Heritage

Four hundred years ago the Dutch Reformed were strongly committed to providing Reformed Christian education for their covenant children and youth. Up to the mid-twentieth century this commitment thrived in North America among those of Dutch... next...

Bible Studies on Jacob Lesson 3: Issac Blesses God’s Covenant Heir

Read Genesis 27:1–29 Introduction We were introduced to the twins Esau and Jacob in Genesis 25. The story told there shows that the two boys are in conflict. But the conflict has not yet broken out into the open. Prophetic word (Gen. 25:23)... next...

Bible Studies on Jacob Lesson 4: The Beloved Son Must Flee From His Own Brother

Read Genesis 27:30–28:9 Introduction In the first part of Genesis 27 we read of events in a covenant home where no one seems to trust the other members, where parental favoritism sets into motion some very ungodly actions, and where we... next...

The New Testament Evidence Regarding Paedocommunion (Part Three)

The Institution of the Lord’s Supper: Some Observations The accounts of the institution of the Lord’s Supper in the Synoptic Gospels are of particular importance to our understanding of the sacrament. Though there are several slight... next...

The Ungodly Departure

The several men seated around the table have worked hard on the case in the past months. Prayers, ponderings, discussions, meetings, phone calls, and letters have all been agonizingly employed in an attempt to regain the erring brother or sister... next...
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