Pride can motivate you to be a hero, but it can also demotivate you not to be one. How? Pride has many faces. This article explains four of them.
Every pastor wants to build a successful ministry. This article explains what success in ministry is, according to Scripture: depending on the powerful work of the Holy Spirit.
This article considers three aspects to finding evangelists that can function in the local church: develop a culture of evangelism, develop and teach a model for evangelism, and deploy people into evangelistic ministry.
The author suggests that churches should have an evangelist as part of their leadership.
This article offers concrete suggestions for praying through the first three petitions of the Lord's Prayer.
This article discusses and evaluates the heresy of Apollinarianism.
This article considers certain vices in the life of Absalom that David failed to address as father.
Is the theology of Dietrich Bonhoeffer orthodox? This article offers some cautionary remarks.
This article lists fifteen reasons why a minister needs to make time for pastoral visits.
What exactly is the mission of the church? This article suggests there are three aspects: the church exists to glorify God, build up the saints, and evangelize the world.
This article is an exposition of 2 Timothy 4:9-15, 19-22.
This article is an exposition of 2 Timothy 4:6-8.
This article considers the message of Lamentations.
This article considers Numbers 25:13 and Phinehas's jealousy for God.
This article explores the ancient heresy Gnosticism, which bears influence still today.
This article provides some counsel on how to establish and maintain daily personal devotions.
This article considers how Christ's atoning work gives a right standing with God, something Hinduism cannot provide.
This article is an exposition of 2 Timothy 1:9-10.
This article carefully works out the relationship between God's election unto salvation and the command for all men everywhere to repent and believe.
Just why exactly does the cross of Christ need to be central in preaching and teaching? This article explores the reason.
This article considers the early years of the life of John Knox leading up to his contributions as a Reformer.
This article considers the subject of persecution, and how we are to develop a Christ-like concern for his suffering people throughout the world.
Why is it important for every believer to understand the doctrine of the Trinity? This article gives the answer.
This article considers 1 Peter 2:13-15 and its expression of the Christian's duty to the government.
This article is a biography of the life of George Whitefield.
What happens when evangelism is strictly by silent witness? This article urges evangelism that is not only visible but audible.
This article considers the Roman Catholic practice of venerating relics, and whether the Bible validates this.
This article explores when humour is appropriate and inappropriate, also when it comes to preaching.
This article considers those instances where the Lord in his providence withholds children from a couple.
This article considers the prayer of Daniel in Daniel 9.
This article considers the perfection of the patience of God.
This article gives much food for thought on how to preach Christ from the Old Testament.
This article considers the immutability of God, that God does not change.
This article considers the teaching of Romans 3:25.
This article considers what it means to know God, in light of the message of John 17:3.
This article is an exposition of Romans 2:14, 15.
This article outlines some things we should know about the Roman Catholic Council of Trent and the decrees it made.
This article considers the meaning of effectual calling to salvation.
This article considers both the pros and cons of a long-term ministry in one location.
This article, with the help of 1 Corinthians 4:1, considers a couple of qualities that should mark a minister.
This article considers whether the Bible version The Message is worth reading, or using in a worship service.
This article considers Galatians 1:6-9, and why anyone would turn away from the gospel to a different gospel.
This article discusses various virtues for a spiritual leader in the church to embody.
This article is an exposition of Paul's doxology in Romans 11:33.
This second of a two-part article continues to reflect on what is appropriate clothing for Sunday worship. It gives due consideration to how we should come to worship, out of a concern for God and others.
This first of a two-part article considers what is appropriate clothing for Sunday worship.
How did Paul stay so committed to the Great Commission? The love of Christ enabled him. This article considers this answer by way of 2 Corinthians 5:14.
This article considers the virtue of meekness.
This article is an address on the ins and outs of church membership.
This article evaluates the teaching of the New Perspective on Paul.
This article is an exposition of Psalm 51:7, which reveals a repentant King David.
This article is an exposition of Romans 10:1-4.
This article is an exposition of Luke 23:39-43.
This article considers the value in lifelong learning, as it is an exercise in loving God with all our mind.
In considering Acts 14:3, this article encourages us to be bold in our testimony to others about Christ.
This article reflects on Christ's letter to the church at Ephesus in Revelation 2.
This article is an exposition of Matthew 2:15.
This article is a sermon on Romans 9:11-13.
This article considers one way in which burnout can be overcome: desiring nothing but the Lord of heaven and earth.
This article gives eleven commandments for ministers to consider in order to cope with criticism in the ministry.
This article offers a certain view of the identity of the wretched man of Romans 7. Is he regenerate or unregenerate?
How do we change behaviour? By reaching the hearts of people. This article considers how the heart is reached.
Just why does God hate divorce? This article offers an answer.
The author offers a timely word on Romans 8:28, that we are to believe not only what God's Word teaches but also the virtues of our heavenly Father.
This article evaluates from a biblical perspective the arguments against Adam as a historical person. In doing so, it considers the relationship between Scripture and science, as well as the biblical relationship between Adam and Christ.
This article recalls the great work of the Lord in bringing the sinner to salvation, and from there it encourages vital living as a Christian in this dark world.
How do you gain a burden to pray with passion, zeal, and persistence to the King of glory? Get a fresh glimpse of Christ’s power and authority.
This article lists ample reasons why any proposal for legalizing homosexual marriage should be opposed.
This article considers the phrase "Scripture saturation," with Psalm 119:11 as starting point.
This article offers a meditation on the second half of 2 Corinthians 2:14.
What does God want to teach us in the sending of his Son in lowly circumstances? This article offers three lessons.
This article considers a frequently asked question regarding doctrine and faith, with Romans 10:9 as its starting point.
This article considers the ways in which the incarnation of Christ was supernatural.
This article offers some encouraging words based on the prayer of the Lord Jesus in John 17:15.
This article is an exposition of Hebrews 2:3, and includes a call to full trust in Christ for salvation.
This article discusses the exclusive claim of Christianity, in light of Acts 4:12.
This article considers James 5:19 and what restoring those who have abandoned the faith looks like.
This article, an exposition of 2 Timothy 4:16-18, reflects on what help we have when we have to go through some things alone.
This article considers why God sends people to hell, and why Christ is the only way to God.
This article is an exposition of James 4:9-10.
This article is an exposition of James 4:8.
This article is the foreword to Martyn Lloyd-Jones' Spiritual <em>Depression</em>. It discusses why Lloyd-Jones was well-suited to write on the subject.
The article explains the various influences that shaped the King James Version.
This article describes the Reformed view of evangelism, focusing on the confrontational character of the gospel.
This article addresses the doctrine of inerrancy, revealing how this is being increasingly rejected and how it can be defended biblically.
This article offers some key principles for answering the question whether women may be ordained to Christian ministry.
This article evaluates from a biblical perspective the growing practice of cremation.
This article concentrates on music in the Western "classical" tradition, and evaluates from a Reformed perspective.
This article offers a Christian perspective on dementia.
This article considers the discipline of self-examination.
This article considers the indispensability of true doctrine.
This article is an exposition of James 1:22.
This article offers a brief consideration of the goodness of God.
This article outlines one minister's sermon preparation process.
This article discusses the biblical concept of conversion.
This article considers the right and wrong regard for and use of church history.
This article considers James 1:13 and our personal responsibility for our sin.
What is perfect faith, how do we arrive there, and what is its result? This article offers biblical reflection on this question.
This article discusses what does and does not qualify as plagiarism.
This article considers what it means for the believer to pursue perfection, along the lines of James 1:4.
This article considers the question whether God foreordained evil and suffering.
This article considers what exactly the "glory of Christ" is, where and how we behold it, and what is the result for our life.
This article offers some direction on what your next step is after realizing you are the cause of broken relationships in your home.
This article considers the mental and spiritual posture or disposition of the preacher as he approaches preaching. What kind of steps should one take in order to preach in a manner commensurate with the glory of the message he is bringing?
This article stresses the need for the Spirit to accompany the Word.
This article offers an thorough answer to the question, "Whom does the pastor shepherd?"
With 1 John 3:1-2 as framework, this article explores the tension for the believer between the "already" and the "not yet."
This article offers ten reasons from Scripture why it matters whether we believe the sovereignty of God.
This article contains a consideration of the two main tasks of the minister of the gospel.
This article considers what it means to be created in the image of God, even though that image has been marred by the fall.
This article considers the three uses of the law, with due consideration to how it functions in the life of a Christian.
This article gives some scientific considerations that support the thesis of a young earth.
This article explains how no mere human being can enter heaven on his own merits. The perfect obedience of Christ to the law is what makes the believer fit for heaven.
This article carefully unravels several arguments made by the homosexual community regarding Scripture's commentary on homosexuality.
This article considers what John Calvin had to say in answer to the question of whether an honest atheist exists.
This article provides a biography of the life of John Calvin.
This article presents the biblical definition of joy, and considers how we may get there—by contemplating the glory of Christ.
When the Bible, especially the New Testament, speaks of brothers, what does it generally have in mind? This article explains, as it considers the call to brotherly love.
This article outlines the various views on the millennium.
This article discusses how the Lord Jesus suffered from mockery while he hung on the cross.
This article discusses the two ways in which God reveals himself, especially in redemptive history.
This article discusses what the Bible says about cremation.
This article discusses the godly virtue of humility.
This article interacts with the arguments for exclusive psalmody in congregational singing.
This article contains a discussion on preaching Christ from the Old Testament.
This article discusses surrogate gestational motherhood, the arrangement where one woman carries to term a pregnancy for another woman.
Why and what should ministers read? This article answers, with consideration to 2 Timothy 4:13, where Paul asks Timothy to bring his cloak, books, and parchments.
This article makes the case for memorizing Scripture on a regular basis.
This article explores the biblical background to the hymn "Rock of Ages."
This is the second of a two-part series on the life and ministry of Charles Spurgeon.
This first of a two-part series on the life and ministry of Charles Spurgeon focuses especially on his earlier days as a preacher.
Should a pastor who has fallen into sexual sin ever be restored to office? This article weighs in on the matter.
This article defends the truth about hell by advancing some principles of Scripture.
This article is an exposition of Genesis 3:1-7.
This article focuses on the holiness of God and its vital relevance to our daily life.
This article reveals what made the ministry of John Knox so noteworthy.
This article considers man's creation in the image of God.
This article reflects on Genesis 1:1.
Read this article for a sobering yet encouraging view on the role of the minister's wife.
This article includes a brief history of objections to the deity of Christ, and then the biblical witness to his deity.
This article discusses the extent of the atonement of Christ.
This fourth of a four-part series investigates the Reformed doctrine of inspiration, particularly its relevance for today.
This article considers the life and theology of Lutheran theologian Philip Melancthon.
This third of a four-part series investigates the Reformed doctrine of inspiration, particularly how one comes to recognize that the Bible is inspired.
This article compares Allah and the God of the Scriptures.
This article considers whether visual representations of Jesus are appropriate.
This article considers the topic of bearing false witness against your neighbour.
This second of a four-part series of articles investigates the Reformed doctrine of inspiration.
This first of a four-part series of articles investigates the Reformed doctrine of inspiration.
This article gives a synopsis of the biblical data on the Sabbath, as well as some thoughts on what we should and should not do on the Sunday.
This article, through the lens of Hebrews 12:1, considers how easy and yet difficult it is to deal with remaining sin in the believer's life.
This article is an exposition of Ephesians 5:22-24.
This article is an exposition of Ephesians 6:14.
This article makes a renewed plea for evangelistic preaching.
This article considers the life of the Dutch theologian, Herman Bavinck.
This article considers the reactions of the Lord Jesus to the actions of Peter in Matthew 16:22-23.
This article contains an interview with Dr. George Knight, who discusses questions surrounding the role of women in church leadership.
This article offers some of the significant features of the life of Augustine.
This article discusses what it means when we say that God has two wills.
This article is a sermon on Mark 3:7-21.
This article is a sermon on Mark 2:13-17.
This article offers a critique of the Alpha course.
This article considers the origin of the name "Christian," as well as its varied significance for those who are Christians.
This article is a sermon on Numbers 14:13-45.
This article contains a sermon on Numbers 25:1-18.
This article discusses the matter of universalism, and shows how there is only one kind that is biblical.
This article highlights what happens to all the other points of Calvinism if limited atonement is considered false.
This article offers a succinct reasoning for pastoral visits, as well as how and when such should be done.
This article considers demon possession, also as it appeared often in Christ's ministry, and the power of Christ over demons.
This article encourages the right handling of God's truth, such that preaching also appeals to the affections of the hearers after the preacher himself has been affected by the Word.
This article provides a survey of William Tyndale's life, including one of his important books, The Obedience of a Christian Man.
This article, the third of a three-part series, explores the preaching of the prophet Habakkuk.
This article, the second of a three-part series, further explores the preaching of the prophet Habakkuk.
This article discusses faith as a gift of God.
This article contains an exposition of Ezekiel 33:11, which reveals what the Lord does and does not take pleasure in.
This article contains an exposition of the call of Isaiah in Isaiah 6.
What makes heaven heaven? This article answers in no uncertain terms that heaven means being with Jesus Christ.
This article discusses whether Christians should drink alcohol.
This article shows how the heretical teaching of open theism helps man conceal the idolatry of his soul, since it claims that God has no sanctifying purpose for our experiences of pain and suffering.
This article is an exposition of Hebrews 2:2-4.
This article is the last of a four-part series on the life of Klaas Schilder. It offers some critical remarks on the theologian.