Christian parents are called to raise their children within the covenant calling God gave them. Part of this is that they are called to apply discipline to the children. How do parents do this? What is the purpose of this discipline? This article shows the biblical roots for discipline and the way it can be applied positively and negatively, then looks at the purpose of discipline.
The fear of singleness can lead many young people to pursue marriage though paths that are not approved by God. This article outlines such fears, and it shows that this fear can only be overcome by true trust in God.
This article looks to offer youth a perspective on communicating with parents. It explains that parents have a God-given authority over their children, they also have wisdom, and they are sinners. These are things that teenagers and young people should remember in their communication with their parents.
Worship that aims at God’s glory will be characterized by solemnity, simplicity, and orderliness. This article explains what this all means.
Jesus Christ came to reveal the justice of God in saving some and rejecting others. This article explains how this truth emerges from John 9:39.
What is the place of the law in the Christian life? The law for the Christian does not only function to reveal sin and limit ungodliness; to a Christian the Ten Commandments are the believer’s life of gratitude before God. This article argues how this is so, and how the Reformers taught this use of the law.
Martin Luther was concerned about the Christian home. He saw the home as a place where children must be trained in the truth of the gospel. This article shows that training children must be done in understanding that children are depraved and need Christ. This article explains how Luther viewed such family training.
This article shows the place of single believers in God’s covenant and the church.
God refers to the church as a mystery. What is this mystery? The mystery is that from the beginning God intended to gather His church from all nations and tribes. He wanted His church to be international (a universal church), and not limited to the tribe of Israel. This mystery was made clear in Christ and forms the heart of mission work.
When a church identifies herself as the only church which holds to the truth of scripture it is refered to as denominational isolationism. This article shows the dangers of denominational isolationism; namely, that it leads to separatism and doctrinal pride. Confessing one holy catholic church sets the church free from such isolationism.
This article builds off of the article entitled Examining Parachurch Missions, which looked at whether mission work can be done by parachurch organizations. The author concluded that mission work should be the sole responsibility of the church as an institution. This article expands on why parachurch organizations should not be involved in mission work.
Who is called to do mission work? Can mission work be done by organizations? This article addresses these questions. The author discusses the reasons given for supporting parachurch involvement in evangelism, but concludes that mission work should remain the calling and responsibility of the church.