A Matter of the Heart

In Leviticus 11, God sets forth various regulations governing clean and unclean foods. Certain animals, for example, could be eaten as food and others were forbidden to be eaten. God’s rule for determining whether an animal is clean or... next...

Welcoming Your Minister

When Jesus sent out his twelve disciples to minister the gospel he told them how they should conduct themselves as kingdom servants (Matt. 10:5–15). But he also spoke of the responsibility of the people to receive these ministers as his... next...

Blessed Is He Who Comes in the Name of the Lord Mr Gerry Wisz

“Open to me the gates of righteousness, that I may enter through them and give thanks to the Lord. Save us, we pray, O Lord! O Lord, we pray, give us success! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord . . . the Lord is God, and... next...

The Log of Hyper-Calvinism

Introduction One of my favorite promises in Scripture is “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” What a remarkable invitation! What my heart needs, and what all our churches need, is more of God’s grace. Daily... next...

Four Reasons Why Christ Came to Earth

Rudyard Kipling called why one of the “six honest serving-men” who taught him all he knew. Why is a marvelous teacher because it helps us to identify the purposes, reasons, and meaning behind events that we observe. Christ himself... next...

The Hands of God

When we think of the hands of God we often think of them as upraised in blessing. Thus, God told Aaron to bless the people in his name: “The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine on you and be gracious to you; the... next...

Marks of a Healthy Church: Gospel-Shaped

Introduction In the previous installment, I introduced a new series of articles on the marks of a healthy church. Notice healthy. The Belgic Confession already defines the marks of a true church as the following: the pure preaching of the gospel,... next...

Marks of a Healthy Church: Biblically Grounded

Introduction In recent months my wife and I have been thinking a lot about healthy eating. There is no shortage of information on the subject, from Internet blogs and websites to magazines, books, and articles. And everyone seems to have an... next...

Remembering Rev. Arthur Besteman May 23, 1933 – October 1, 2017

“My God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” –Philippians 4:19 I first heard of the Rev. Arthur Besteman when I was a seminary student more than thirty years ago. He had a call to... next...

Letters from Inmates Who Receive The Outlook and/or Books from Reformed Fellowship

An inmate who was transferred to another prison facility in the state wrote, I am finally settled in and boy is it hot here. No climate control!! But God is going to use this too for his glory and my good! :) I wanted to let you also know that... next...
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