Does God guide people to particular types of work? He does, by way of Bible study, prayer, Christian community and individual reflection. How do you discern the guidance of God toward a particular kind of work? This article offers three major considerations for discerning God’s vocational guidance: the needs of the world, your own skills and gifts, and your truest desires.
This article discusses why the Bible is made up of two testaments, and asks the reader what age he belongs to.
This article offers concrete suggestions for developing the discipline of meditating on God's Word.
There is no church without problem people. How should the pastor deal with such people? This article explains that there would be no place for your ministry if there were no problem people for you to help, and suggests how to care for them.
Should women be ordained to office? To answer this question this article looks at creation. It argues that man and woman were created equal and given different gifts and roles to play. This article looks at this role in a marriage and the church. It shows that though women can serve in the church, they cannot be ordained as elders and deacons. God is the one who decides the position of women in church.
"Let the buyer beware." This is the warning that is contained in this article for those who would read The Da Vinci Code. Some of the problems pointed out are the twisting of truths with regard to Jesus' alleged marriage to Mary Magdalene, the fallacy of the woman perceived to be Mary Magdalene in Leonardo Da Vinvi's portrait The Last Supper, and the gnostic texts discovered at Nag Hammadi.
The Heidelberg Catechism can be used for teaching, preaching, devotions, and Bible study. This article explains how.
Struggling to read your Bible is structured way? This article is a Bible reading plan for one year.
Sexual abuse has happened not only outside of the church, but also within the church. How should the church respond? This article gives a suggestion.
This article looks at the doctrine of election, giving the biblical foundation and implications of this doctrine.
This article shows that sanctification is the work of the Holy Spirit, who purifies us from the pollution of sin, restores us to the image of God, and enables us to do good works.
This article shows that justification is rooted in the work of Christ, through which the believer receives forgiveness of sins, imputed righteousness, and a clear conscience before God.
This article is on mission work. The author discusses the church as the agent of missions. Preaching is central to the advancement of mission work, and every member of the congregation has a responsibility for missions. The author looks at this topic through the lens of the biblical and confessional position.
True assurance of salvation is rooted in the work of Christ, the experience of salvation, and the testimony of the Holy Spirit.
This article examines the revival of 1857 in America which flowed to Britain, showing that revival often occurs in times of difficulty. Times of distress can have a positive results, since men may turn to God as their only hope.
We live in a world where many people have experienced betrayed trust. Ultimately, Christ is the only One who cannot disappoint. This article is a call to trust in Him.
This article provides five reasons why ministers should preach on hell.
Christian marriage involves not only the couple, but also the church, the state, and society. This article shows what believers must do when the state's definition of marriage differs from the biblical definition.