This brief article is written to encourage believers in their fight against doubt.
This article provides a biblical perspective on doubt, and biblical direction for dealing with it.
This article shows how Jesus became a substitute for us in a massive way, in his taking the place of Barabbas.
This article offers ten insights on the exodus from Egypt, including: it is an event in which God discloses his identity, it is a basis for prophetic expectation, it provides a framework within which to understand the work of Christ, and it gives us a sense of our place in God's work of redemption.
This article explains with several examples how from beginning to end, the incarnation of Christ was a theophany.
This article raises ten important points about the person and work of 19th century Reformed theologian B.B. Warfield.
This article addresses questions such as: Are our Bible translations accurate? Were the original sources accurately copied? Were these originals truly the best sources? Were the original authors mistaken? The conclusion is certain: we have every reason to believe the Bible is reliable.
This article provides a historical survey of the Greek New Testament, looking at both early and modern attempts to standardize the text.
This article carefully raises ten points that believers should know about sex.
This article presents three things for fathers to do in raising their children: be tender, discipline, and instruct.
This article recounts the events leading up to the excommunication of Martin Luther.
This article offers ten points of interest on the person and work of Jonathan Edwards.
This article offers ten insights into the person and work of Martin Luther, including: he caused a U-turn in theology, designed his own "Luther rose," published prolifically, had his eye on the devil, and was a family man.
This article addresses five commonly mentioned things about Martin Luther that are actually myths: he was a simple monk, he personally nailed the Ninety-Five Theses to a door in Wittenberg, he said, "Here I stand," he was the first to translate the Bible into German, and he said something about planting a tree.
This article underlines how sanctification is a lifelong process, and that God does not follow a certain schedule but takes his time with us.
This article raises and evaluates five common excuses for not evangelizing, and follows up with a plan to alter the course and look for opportunities for evangelism.
This article discusses ten important features about God's attributes, including: he is simple, infinite, eternal, unchangeable, independent, omnipotent, love, and his attributes shine forth most clearly in Christ.
This article presents ten things worth knowing about being single, including: marriage does not make life easier, Christ is to be our greatest pleasure, and our heavenly Father knows what we need.
This article discusses the patience of God.
This article alerts users of smartphones to the positives and negatives of these devices.
This article mentions ten items about St. Patrick, including what he wrote, his conversion, and work.
This article demonstrates that everyone experiences loneliness at various times, and such loneliness can only be filled in Jesus Christ.
This article features some of the major characteristics of the decree of God, with ample biblical support.
This article considers ten items worth knowing about the incarnation of Christ. It includes mention of how his divine nature and human nature came together in one person.
This article addresses the question of whether Christ could have sinned, a crucial question in Christology. To wrestle with the question, one has to do justice to these truths: Jesus never actually sinned, he was tempted, and God cannot sin. Wellum demonstrates that Christ was unable to sin (he was impeccable).
This article raises ten lesser-known interesting and relevant truths about the Reformation, including who started it, what it was about, and how it still matters.
How can care for cancer patients be shown? When one of the parents suffers from cancer, children are also affected. This article shares practical ways to support children in such a case.
This article offers sage tips for helping those who are grieving: listen, weep, send notes, mark your calendar with the day of the person's death, pay for funeral-related things, and point them to Christ.
This article reminds parents that change in their children is the work of God alone. This is intended to foster parents' dependence upon the Lord, and their function as agents, not authors, of change.
This article explores the difference that being single makes on loving and serving God. It points out that sex does not make a difference on our relationship with God, we find our identity and experience love within the family of God, some will endure not being married for the sake of God's kingdom, and getting married makes life more complicated.
This article highlights ten key notes about the doctrine of definite atonement.
This article explores the value of maintaining a good conscience. It addresses the question of whether your conscience is perfectly reliable, and then shows how you can calibrate your conscience.
This article considers ten things the believer should know about his union with Christ.
This article shows that the Christian life is impossible to live and make sense of without 2 Corinthians. The letter shows that the way up is down, as it was with Christ.
This article helpfully outlines some key features about the love of God.
This article shows that the book of Revelation is not just about the future, but also about the past and the present.
This article succinctly provides ten things that the Word of God says about election.
This article offers ten thoughts on the resurrection as the core of the Christian message.
For the sake of personal or corporate Bible study, this article offers a three-step approach to studying the Bible. It involves asking three kinds of questions of a text—first observation, then elucidation, and finally application.
This article explores the spiritual discipline of meditation, giving consideration to a number of Scripture references.
This article provides five reasons why family worship is important. These include the points that God deserves daily worship, you can speak the gospel into the daily lives of your family members, and you can provide a regular time for your children to learn from you.
This article explains the meaning of the third commandment in its various parts. It spells out how God's name was far more than just a name, and so any sin against his name is very great.
This article stresses the value of husbands starting family worship where previously it was not there. It gives eight reasons to begin, followed by a consideration of why we struggle to begin, and concludes by urging the reader to resolve to begin, or support the beginning of, family worship.
At its root, legalism is the failure to see the generosity of God and his wise and loving plans for us. Legalism is rooted in a distorted view of God as the giver of his law. This is what the article helpfully explains, by using the first sin in Paradise as proof.
This article gives three reasons why the miracles of Jesus are still relevant today: they show that he is fully God, fully human, and the one and only Messiah.
By showing the humble origins of the gospel—in Nazareth, in the life of a poor peasant girl—this article points out that the good news of Christmas is for the poor and humble.
Need a quick summary of any or all of the books of the New Testament? See what this article has to offer.
Need a quick summary of any or all of the books of the Old Testament? See what this article has to offer.
This article considers Herman Bavinck and his understanding of the Christian life. What lay at the heart of his understanding was the imitation of Christ. His life and writings reveal this, as the article demonstrates.
This article looks at the Roman Catholic concept of apostolic succession. It explores how this concept emerged out of an episcopalian church government and an understanding of the interconnection of Christ and his church. It then follows up with what evangelicals believe concerning apostolicity, namely, the Word-centredness of the church that has as its focus the writings of the apostles.
This article considers the incarnation of the Lord Jesus, particularly the scandal of the virgin conception and birth, and how God does not always do things the way we think he should.
This article considers the first words of Psalm 1, which hold out great blessing and lasting happiness. It considers who really is this blessed man, and the answer can only be: Jesus Christ. And yet the article holds out how we can be blessed.
This article provides the last five of ten benefits of reading the Bible: the Word is the key to answered prayer, the source of wisdom, warnings, and lasting joy, and the armour for defeating the devil.
This article provides the first five of ten benefits of reading the Bible, which include the strengthening of faith, the sustaining of life, and the giving of hope.
This article reflects on the contribution that Romans makes to the canon of Scripture.
This article discusses wellness] by considering the concept of [[shalom, along with our overriding purpose in life—God's glory—as well as six areas of wellness that we can enjoy in our lives.
This article utters five cautions to consider when discussing what the Bible teaches on gender.
This article considers the sufficiency of Scripture, and gives thought to the difference this makes for the Christian life.
This article gives thought to why Acts should be studied.
This article reflects on some of the New Testament data concerning elders.
This article offers a practical guide to biblical interpretation, following a three-step process: consider what the text meant, what it means, and how it applies today.
This article reviews what the Lord Jesus taught about hell.
Often the book of Job is read for a few of its highlights. This article offers seven reasons to read and study the whole book.
This article explores the commentary of the Lord Jesus on homosexuality. Was he concerned about it or not?
This article outlines some sobering statistics about sexual assault.
This article discusses why the Bible is made up of two testaments, and asks the reader what age he belongs to.
Who needs the local church when I can access sermons online? This article gets to the heart of the problem of thinking one does not need membership in the church. The church is the bride of Christ, and its very foundation is built upon the triune God. The Lord Jesus calls us to unity, which requires self-sacrifice.
This article considers ways in which the parables of the Lord Jesus should and should not be read.
This article considers five different ways to detect someone's worldview.
This article goes into some detail about what a worldview is and what it takes to make it. Regarding the latter, the author breaks down a worldview into five areas: theology, anthropology, knowledge, ethics, and salvation. Under each heading he provides some key questions that we can ask of a worldview.
This article explains four reasons why it is helpful for Christians to think of worldviews.
This article explains five reasons why it is important to be worldview-aware. This will help you engage with non-Christian religions.
What exactly is a worldview? This introductory article explains that it is your most basic beliefs and assumptions about the universe. Read the article for its insights.
How would you define the gospel? As something, or someone? This article stresses the need for seeing the gospel as the crucified and risen Christ.
This second article in a three-part series addresses the issue of inerrancy in the Gospels. Each Gospel reveals an aspect of God's own understanding of the event, and therefore the reader must be very careful with what kind of assumptions he himself may have.
It is possible to please God! This is a truth that many Protestants would object to, and refer to Isaiah 64:6, for example, as proof that everything we do is filth in God's eyes. This article challenges such an objection by pointing to who God is and what his perspective really is toward good works.
This article reflects on Old Testament types who pointed ahead to Christ, who fulfilled these.
This article gives thought to the work of the Trinity in our everyday life.
This article describes the identity and activity of the Holy Spirit. It provides a number of Scripture texts that outline the activities of the Spirit.
This article offers concrete suggestions for developing the discipline of meditating on God's Word.
As the title suggests, if you want to do more reading but struggle to, this article may help.
This article offers seven steps for implementing family worship in your home.
This article addresses and corrects several myths about sexual assault.
This article offers some questions to ask for learning and applying God's Word in personal devotions.
When the Lord Jesus was born, the wise men brought him gifts. What was the significance of these gifts? This article weighs in, and discusses how by faith we may present the same kinds of gifts.
This article considers the notion that the furthering of one's marriage is a lifestyle rather than a sporadic exercise. The article offers a list of questions to use for self-examination in marriage.
This article, by way of a chart, presents the different tasks of the Lord Jesus and the Holy Spirit in man's salvation.
This article outlines the different views on justification that divide the Reformed and Catholics.
This article advances several threats to the gospel today, such as attempts to make the gospel social, relevant, or kinder.
This article discusses the background of the red-letter Bible, whose origin dates to the end of the 19th century.