A Recipe for Thanksgiving

“But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that.” — I Timothy 6:8 Practically every country has its own special Thanksgiving Day traditions. Most of them are in the autumn, beginning as early as early October—as... next...


Everyone has some kind of work to do in life. We each have been given multiple callings by the Lord. We have been called to our place of employment. The Lord has put us in our family situations as brothers, sisters, moms, dads, and grandparents.... next...

The Bond between the Christian and Christ’s Church (5) Belgic Confession, Article 28

“All men are in duty bound to join and unite themselves with [the true church] . . . serving to the edification of the brethren, according to the talents God has given them.” —Belgic Confession, Article 28 The most public office... next...

Bible Studies on Romans Lesson 26: Christian Renewal Romans 12:1–2

The opening verses of Romans 12, beginning with “therefore,” refer not only to the doxology in chapter 11 but also to all that Paul has written to this point: “Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy,... next...

Bible Studies on Romans Lesson 27: The Gifted Body Romans 12:3–8

The opening verses of Romans 12 call us to offer our bodies to be spiritual sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God. Such a sacrifice is obviously not to be made in a void but within the context of the Christian community. We confess that those... next...

The Next Generation

This article, and the new column that shares its title, was birthed in the form of a challenge. The challenger, Gary Veldink, encouraged the challenged (pastors like me) to take up an important task: write something for the youth. “Easy... next...

Putting Our Purses Down to Fight

As school begins, you may think that you need a trendy outfit—one that will make a statement to all your friends that you have undergone some great metamorphosis during the summer. Or maybe some great shoes, a cute purse, or even sunglasses.... next...

RYS Convention 2013

“Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man” (Eccles. 12:13). Although there are a myriad of aspects of living a God-glorifying life, our summarized “marching orders” can actually be stated... next...

Fasting in an Age of Fast Food

The Bible is a big book, addressing many truths, so from time to time we read in it teachings that we may have forgotten. One such teaching is fasting. It is a biblical topic, yet many pastors never preach on it. It is a practice that many Christians... next...

URCNA Classis Southwest Report

The agendas for the previous three meetings of Classis Southwest U.S. were light by almost any standard, in fact, some Consistory meetings last longer than amount of time the Classis spent conducting its business in these meetings. All of that... next...
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