October

1834 and 2004 This Is My Outlook

It was 170 years ago this month that the Secession took place. In this event a group of men and women left the Established Church of Holland and willingly suffered both scorn and persecution for the reformed faith. Many of us in 2004 trace our... next...

Standing as the Pillar

“Let us keep living by that same standard to which we have attained.” Philippians 3:16 “Reformed from what?” “Is that like a Reform School or something?” Have you ever been asked questions like that when... next...

We Confess – An Exposition & Application of the Belgic Confession Article 16: Of Divine Predestination

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world…” (Ephesians 1:3–4)... next...

Why Faith Alone?

In our every day lives, we typically base our evaluations of people on how well they do. We don’t think, for example, that if someone in our class at school does “D-” work on a paper that they should get an “A.”... next...

The Sovereignty Of God

The Sovereignty of God, which Dr. Fred Klooster defines as that which “expresses the very nature of God as all-powerful and omnipotent, able to accomplish his good pleasure, carry out his decreed will, and keep his promises” is very... next...

Evaluating the New Perspective on Paul (14) – The Reformational Answer to the Question

In order to address these questions, we will begin with a summary of the traditional reformational answer to them. During the course of the debates of the sixteenth century on the doctrine of justification, the Reformers, who insisted that the... next...

The Anointed Savior [II]

“Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has gone through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we possess.” Hebrews 4:14 Last month we saw how Jesus, the Christ, was anointed to be our Prophet.... next...

Sound Bites -1988

January 1988 “I’m not afraid of the charge: You preach the Catechism, not the bible. Proper preaching of the Catechism is biblical preaching through and through.” The Catechism as Text Jelle Tuininga March 1988 “It... next...

Silver Anniversary for Boise’s Cloverdale United Reformed Church

Not your prototypical “60’s child,” the founders of Boise’s Cloverdale United Reformed Church nevertheless trace their beginnings to the close of that turbulent decade. Although some might say the 60’s passed Idaho... next...
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