If a Christian today can feel like such a stranger in his community, should he then hold to a private faith? This article addresses this question, and explains that if you allow your faith to be pushed to the private sphere, it will have a massive impact on your life as a whole. Ultimately, private faith is no faith. The only defensible answer to secularization is to let one's faith permeate all of his life.
How well do you hear the Word of God? This article considers the modern-day challenges to our hearing the Word well, whether in church or in the home. It highlights the thought patterns of many toward certain parts of Scripture that are deemed less relevant for the church today. It offers some methods of reading Scripture in order that one can gain a renewed appreciation for all parts of the Bible.
Office bearers (pastors, elders, and deacons) are appointed on behalf of Christ to render service to the congregation. Does this make them special? This article looks at the authority of office bearers, concluding that their authority is limited by the word of God and the service they render to His church.
This article shows that the life of an office bearer plays a huge role in the ministry. Though the ministry is all about God, and the Holy Spirit uses the office bearer to reach out to others, this does not nullify the office bearer's life. The office bearer can use his life as a means to share the gospel in three areas: his relationship with God, himself, and others.
Young people are ready to make profession of faith when they come to the conclusion that the doctrine of the church is in agreement with God's word. This way of thinking has a bearing on the way catechism is taught. Catechism classes ought to embrace the three forms of unity as expressing the doctrine taught by the church. This article also explores the link between baptism, profession of faith and the Lord's Supper.