To answer the question, Who am I,? this article explains what it means to be created in the image of God. It discusses what that image looked like before and after the fall, and what it looks like upon being restored through salvation in Christ.
What does it mean to live as an aged Christian? The article looks at the challenge of retirement, losing a spouse, health issues, and declining mental faculties in Christian senior citizens and what it means to live out their Christian identity facing such challenges.
The experience of apostasy is not a good one. This article offers advice on how churches can deal with such experience. The church should expect that apostasy will happen, know the causes of it, see its abomination, think of God’s judgment, and know the cure.
What kind of impact should the revelation of God have on us? This article offers a number of considerations in this regard. We need to read, along with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, and we need to meditate, believe, and live.
Alzheimer’s is a brain disorder resulting in a progressive decline in intellectual and social skills. Does it mean people with Alzheimer's cannot have faith in Christ? This article explains how Christians should think about faith in relation to people with Alzheimer's.
What is piety? For John Calvin, piety is the right attitude of man towards God, an attitude that includes true knowledge, heartfelt worship, saving faith, filial fear, prayerful submission, and reverential love.
Caring for a disabled child is a challenge. How can Christians express a care to their disabled child? This article gives an account of experiencing God’s grace in dealing with disability in your family. The strength is not in your ability, but in God’s grace, which is sufficient for every day.
This article explains that when Christians understand who they are in Christ, through the work of the Holy Spirit in their intimate relationship with the Father, then they will also live out of that identity in Christ, enjoying life in the Spirit.
The church of God is the church militant. This article explains that it is through providing counsel to each other that God makes it possible for the church to be a place of safety. This article explains the role that elders and ministers together with the congregation play in the multitude of counsellors.
How can the church encourage a young generation of men to take leadership in the church as pastors, elders, and deacons? This article explains that it can done through older ones mentoring younger ones.
The disabled have a place in God’s kingdom. The account recorded 2 Samuel 9 between David and Mephibosheth gives a picture of how the church should see the place of the disabled in the kingdom of God. Disability should not be a hindrance to dine with the king.
Can Christians keep the law and avoid legalism? This article looks at the place of the law in creation and the law during Moses’ time. It shows that understanding the stages of revelation in the Bible is important for understanding the role of the moral law, ceremonial law, and the civil law.
This article explains that God has revealed himself in Christ and through the Scriptures. Therefore, knowing God is dependent on his revelation. This article explains what attitudes this should create in the believer.
The office of deacon is one instituted by Christ. This article gives the biblical grounds to show that the office of deacons is a divine institution. It explains the qualifications and duties of deacons.
This article shows how Romans 11:33-36 should shape the life of the minister: he ought to be absorbed in the wonder of this gospel, intellectual pursuit, devotion, and be full of praise for God's grace.
This article shows that parents cannot rely on presumptive regeneration for the salvation of their children, but under the promises of God in the covenant they labour in prayer for the salvation of their children.
This article looks at the names of God as they are revealed in the Old Testament. God's names reveal something about his being, commemorate an encounter with him, and declare some individual experience or relationship.
Salvation is by faith in Christ. This article shows that such saving faith is rooted in Christ and rests on the truth of the gospel. The struggle of faith in the daily life of the Christian is also discussed.
This article shows that the elements of Christian knowledge rest in knowing Christ and his work, and that in its nature this is a knowledge that leads to obedience. Ways of seeking this knowledge are discussed.
This article showing that the rarity of evangelistic preaching can be traced to the preacher, congregation, world, and devil. It also gives reasons why such preaching is needed, with demonstration from different kinds of sermons of such preaching, and closes with the characteristic of preaching that aims for conversion.
Looking at Psalm 19, this article shows how the psalm describes both God's communication with the believer and the believer's communication with God. Focus is given to the nature of the Word of God, in terms of its authority, power, and personal application.
Normalizing homosexuality and same-sex marriage is something that is against God's will and his institution of marriage. This article shows that Christians have a calling to pray to God to preserve the sanctity of marriage, to call the church to stand firm and not fall in this sin, and work for the conversion of homosexuals.
Defending the faith can only be done through the power of the Holy Spirit. This article shows that apologetics is done by honouring Christ in our hearts, living with hope, and living with gentleness and respect.
Every Christian plays a role in God's agenda; hence, Christians have a role to play in missions. A Christian is part of the restorative work of God, which is a form of mission work. Let this article explain.
Relying on the Holy Spirit, learning to forgive as you are forgiven, realizing the end result of unbelievers, and knowing how sin has brought affliction in this life are key to living a life of compassion.
Christians can live by the Ten Commandments when they see how much they reveal Christ. This article shows that the Ten Words reveal the extent of Christ's atonement, obedience, and the righteousness that is imputed to the believer.
Looking at Philippians 4:11, this article shows that living in contentment is found in embracing the God of providence, learning to look to Christ, and the application of God's Word through the Spirit in your life.
This article shows that fearing God is expressed in a life that is dedicated to God alone. It shows that fear of God is seen in revering God, worshipping God, fleeing from sin, living out of the gospel, fellowshipping with believers, and a desire to know God better.
Unbelieving parents and believing parents have hopes for their children. What this article shows is that their hope is based on different grounds. The unbelieving parents' hopes for their children is in their child, while the believing parents rest in God.
Looking at Mark 8:23-24, this article applies the teaching to parents and teachers. It shows them how God works to lead people to his knowledge and how he brings growth in the young ones. Parents should put their hope in God for the spiritual growth of their children.
Looking at Micah 6, this article shows how the discipline of doing justice, loving mercy, and walking humbly with God serves as the sign of true religion. It encompasses the whole person in his relationship with God and others.
Looking at Genesis 3, this article shows the pattern Satan uses to tempt you to rebel against God's will: doubt God's Word, distort God's Word, deny God's Word and defy God's Word. Satan brings temptation in this way.
The sin of ingratitude is fuelled by pride. In this article some help is offered as to what to do when you feel ungrateful to God. As a Christian you are called to praise and be thankful to God always.
This article shows that there are times when Christians face spiritual desertion. However, it also shows how to deal with this experience and how God in his grace can cure someone of this feeling of spiritual desertion.
By teaching children the virtues of truth, goodness, and beauty, showing them Christ, and instilling the fear of God in them, parents can raise children who are gatekeepers. Let this article show you how from biblical examples.
Looking at the garments of the high priest as described in Exodus 28, this article shows how the ephod, breastplate, and the crown the high priest wore point us to Christ and his work as our High Priest.
Christians know that they ought to pray, but prayer is not always easy. This article shows that prayer is difficult due to the obstacles facing Christians, but it also shows how to conquer these obstacles and be in prayer.
Looking at 1 Corinthians 11:1-16, this article argues for the use of head coverings for women during worship services. It suggests that in doing so the church expresses her desire to reinforce God's authority structure and created order.
This article shows that though Christians may not have had the experience of living with Christ on earth, through his resurrection and ascension we have no less communion with him than when he was on earth.
Wisdom is the practical knowledge of God and ourselves that guides us in living for Christ. This article shows that God is the source of wisdom as revealed in the Scriptures, and that wisdom can only be pursued in him.
This article shows that parents exercise authority on behalf of God, and children are called to submit. The author shows ways in which children can honour the authority of their parents, and how parents can exercise their authority.
God joined together happiness and holiness, so the two should not be separated. In this article sanctification is shown to be gained through a growing knowledge of Christ. It is through the cross, atoning work of Christ, and his intercession as the Mediator that sanctification is found in him.
Death will either bring you to the loving hands of God, or it will bring you to face his fury in hell. Looking at Isaiah 51:6 this article shows how one should think about death, and that the comfort needed to face death is found in God's salvation.
Dying brings spiritual blessings for the believer. It brings us into communion with Christ's sufferings, gives us a unique experience of Christ's grace, it transforms us into Christ's image, it is our last opportunity to witness for Christ, and it brings us to Christ. Let this article explain all of this.
The Bible's view of life and man as created in the image of God takes centre stage when coming to the topic of abortion. In this article biblical grounds are given, showing that abortion is wrong and is the killing of a human being.
With Christ as the centre of heaven, and the believer being conformed to Christ, the glory of Christ, the heavenly bridegroom, will be the centre of everything, and this is seen in how the believer prepares himself for that big day. Let the article explain.
Looking at the role of the high priest from the Old Testament, this article shows how Christ was pictured in this role, and encourages Christians to draw near to God under the High Priest, Christ Jesus.
Looking at John 17:5, this article shows how the glory that Christ had with the Father from eternity was to be manifested through the cross and resurrection of Christ, resulting in the redemption of God's church.
Partaking of the Lord's Supper shows that we trust Christ for salvation. It declares that salvation is by grace, we come to God only in Christ, we rejoice in Christ and His work, and we want to be His servants. Let this article do the explaining.
While agreeing that Charles Spurgeon was a talented and gifted person, this article shows that the success of Spurgeon is found in his dependence on God, and his belief that without the Holy Spirit nothing happens. This dependence is reflected in a prayerful life.
Children in the church must be seen through the eye of the covenant. Within the covenant God works to meet their needs of knowing him, and calls them to respond to him in faith. This article shows how this view shapes the place children have in church.
This article aims at encouraging children and parents to develop good habits for praying, reading the Bible, keeping godly company, and singing. These habits, when used well, will be of great benefits to God's children as means of grace.
While showing the educative history behind the Belgic Confession, the rich theology it shares, and the piety it brings forth, this article shows that the Belgic Confession deserves being celebrated for what God has given his church in it.
While showing the cause of prayerlesspraying — praying with your lips only — this article aims at encouraging prayerful praying — praying with an intense desire of the soul. Ways in which one can take hold of himself and God in prayer are shared.
This article shows that the call to exclusive psalmody in public worship is not meant to deny Christian hymns, but is about the use of Scripture in public worship, and that Psalms are given by God for public worship. A historical overview of this conviction is also shared.
Giving a short biography on the life of Matthew Henry, this article shows what he taught about daily prayer. Showing that daily prayer is a result of your understanding of your relationship with God in Christ, the article urges starting, spending, and closing the day with God, and praying the Scriptures in your daily prayer.
Showing that the invitation to come to Christ is universal, this article defines what it means to come to Christ. It is coming in faith, responding to the Christ as presented in the gospel, by the power of the Holy Spirit.
The characteristics of a person who is spiritually mature are stability, proper self-esteem, being objective and impartial, the ability to deal with failure, and taking responsibility for one's actions. Spiritual maturity is crucial for the healthy life of the church. Let this article explain.
Showing through biblical examples Christians who served in secular governments and the influence they had, this article calls young and old Christians to consider where God may be calling them to serve in their society and communities, so they can serve as gatekeepers.
While arguing that Christian stewardship encourages care for the environment, this article shows that it is different from the call made by the environmentalists. These are two different belief systems with different practical results.
This article shows that the Christian has the obligation to defend the truth and expose error. For this, discernment is needed. The article also establishes that exercising discernment is not equal to judging others.
Giving a short biography of Esther Edwards Burr, this article shares some insights in how she valued her friendship with Sarah Prince. Through this the article shows how Christians should think about and treat friendships.
The view of Jodocus Van Ladonstein on the Reformation in the Netherlands as a movement that did not stop at sound doctrine but continued to shape the life of the believer is what fuelled him to be part of those who called for further reformation, emphasising self-denial and sanctification. This is what the article explains.
The resurrection of Christ is the anchor of Christian hope. The article shows the nature of Christian hope since it is certain that Christ rose from the dead, and it shows how this hope shapes daily life.
Looking at Matthew 26:1-25, this article shows how Matthew records the details of Christ's betrayal in order to make plain that God is able to use sinful actions to accomplish his will without diminishing the guilt of the sinner.
From Colossians 3:12-17, this article draws some guidelines that should rule the life of Christians in marriage. Being Christlike, living by Christ's word, and seeking God's glory are how a Christian marriage is built.