This article outlines eight reasons why the Puritans are of great value for today. It provides also a brief annotated bibliography.
This article describes legalism and how it is alive and well in churches still today. It explains the value of the law, but also its limitations.
This article shows how to be a Christian is to be a church member. It shows that there are four elements cast aside when one does not belong to a local church.
What should parents teach their children about death? This article offers five truths to explain to children when death happens close to them: death and judgment are coming to us all, death is not how it is supposed to be, death for the believer is to be with Christ, death will one day be destroyed, and death is something we all must think about. The article also explains what to say about the death of unbelievers.
This article makes the case for teaching children about the Reformation. Such teaching brings them to know about God's faithfulness to his church, that the church is always in need of reforming, defending the Bible is dangerous but worth the risk, God does extraordinary things through ordinary people, and the gospel is everything. It ends with some suggestions on how to teach them, and some resources worth using.
This article offers five points of encouragement for every new pastor, much in line with the encouragements Paul gave to Timothy.
This article explains how when the church makes use of God's ordinary means of grace, God's power shines through. With five reasons it encourages the building of a ministry around these means of grace.
This article considers what the consequences would be if there was no resurrection of Christ from the dead. Then Good Friday is just another Friday, and there is no hope for Christians.
How do Christ's undershepherds come to grips with the truth that they are sinners preaching to sinners? This article explains that preachers have to sit under their own preaching and teaching.
This article considers what the Bible teaches on how we use our words. It provides nine propositions as a guide.
This article reveals the perspective of Spurgeon on suffering in the ministry, that every faithful under-shepherd will be well-acquainted with affliction.
This article mentions various charismatic experiences, and questions what is behind these behaviours. It considers some of Jonathan Edwards's thoughts on the distinguishing marks of the work of the Holy Spirit, particularly what are not necessarily marks of a work of God's Spirit, and what are evidences that accompany a genuine outpouring.
This article considers whether God loves everybody in the same way. It shows five different ways that Scripture speaks of the love of God.
This article discusses the practical value of the doctrine of predestination.