How does the believer experience God in preaching? This article looks at different responses to this question, settling on the explanation of covenantal preaching. Covenantal preaching states that in preaching, the speaking God reaches the hearts of His people.
Self-examination can only be done in the presence of Christ, resting in the trustworthiness of God, under the work of the Holy Spirit. This article gives attention to the purpose of self-examination, and its relationship with the Lord's Supper.
This article looks at faith and election. The author emphasizes the assurance of one's election, which results from the work of the Holy Spirit in convincing the believer of God's trustworthiness. The article focuses on the teaching of predestination in the Canons of Dort.
When God's voice is heard in sound preaching, there is an opposing voice which seeks to hinder the hearer from responding in faith to God's call. This article looks at the nature of this opposition and shows how Christians can overcome such a temptation so that preaching can produce the intended response.
The gospel and the law are both an expression of God's desire to commune with His people. This article shows how preaching the law should embody the gospel. These two things should not be separated from each other. The author draws attention to the connection between preaching the law, the knowledge of sin, and the wrath of God.
When doing house visits or family visits, elders must lead the conversation. This article shows questions elders could ask so that they can address the life of a person as it is lived before God's eyes.
Crucial to biblical preaching is the choice of a text. This article looks at some aspects to consider when choosing a text for a sermon. The author also discusses lectionaries, as well as using and abusing freedom in text choices for the preaching.
Liturgy should connect the church with the past generation, serve the worship of the church in the present, and prepare the church for the future perfect liturgy. In this article, the author examines church liturgy in the history of the church from the 16th century under the influence of Roman Catholic Church to the liturgy after the time of the Reformation.