What happens when you die? This article explains what happens to the body and soul of the believer at death. It then evaluates what other religions believe about death and what follows. It works out the implications of the biblical view of death and the afterlife for the teachings of purgatory, soul sleep, and ancestor worship.
The Lord’s Supper is a sacrament that focuses the believer’s attention on the promise of the gospel. This article explains the message of the Lord’s Supper and how it fulfils the Old Testament. It discusses those allowed to partake of the Supper and whether children can eat it (paedocommunion). It evaluates various views on the presence of Christ in the Lord’s Supper.
Baptism is a sacrament instituted by Christ. This article explains several things: baptism's expression of the union believers have with God, baptism's relation to the OT, the objects of baptism, and the relationship between baptism, election, and the covenant.
"The sacraments are holy, visible signs and seals. They were instituted by God so that by their use he might the more fully declare and seal to us the promise of the gospel." The article explains aspects of this definition from the Heidelberg Catechism (LD 25) to bring forth the meaning of sacraments.
Preaching is identified as one of the means of grace. This article examines the biblical basis for preaching, the necessity of preaching, preaching law and gospel, and the place of preaching in the liturgy.