How can a Christian survive a culture that is hostile to God? it is through remembering the reality of sin, the last days, the Lord's Day, fellowship, and Christ that Christians can resist this worldly culture.
Amidst all the grief and sorrows of this life, what is the one question that matters most? The question that is asked in Acts 16: what must I do to be saved? Today Christians must provide this answer to the many people who seek to fill the emptiness of their life without Christ.
Being born again can only happen through the Spirit, and the Spirit uses the word to accomplish this.
How should Christians advance the kingdom of God? This article answers this question by pointing to a wrong way of advancing the kingdom of God; namely, dominionism (advancing the kingdom of God by laws and force). Dominionism - as found in the spiritual warfare movement, the rise of apostolic claims, and other movements - fails to understand the nature of the kingdom of God.
Jesus' disciples themselves recognized that Christ's gospel of grace is a difficult message to preach (John 6:60). This message is difficult because it humbles man. However, we must not compromise this gospel message by reducing or modifying its message. Denying this message's offense to man, the role of God, or His sovereign grace is equal to preaching another gospel.
What distinguishes true religion from a false one? This article discusses four indicators of true religion vs. false religion. Important to note in the religion is the place given to God and the place given to man.
What is the best news you have ever heard in your life? This article says the resurrection of Christ is the best news we have ever heard, since through it justification is secured, and victory over sin and eternal life are certain.
A Christian worldview is maintained through the fear of God, love for Jesus Christ, prayer, and Bible reading.
Who was Mary Magdalene? This article shows that she was a saved sinner who was devoted to Christ.
Following the life of Mary Magdalene as revealed in the gospels, this article shows how much she grew in her love for the Lord and discusses the manner in which she expressed this love.
Did God fail to administer justice when he forgave Saul, even though he persecuted the church? This article shows that through Christ's work full payment was made for all sins, and in him God's justice was fulfilled.
God's progressive work of sanctification in the believer creates a mind which is set on Jesus Christ, is shaped by the Bible, is holy, and is taken by God's creation.
During Bible reading, Christians should have the attitude of someone looking for precious stones. From the scriptures one more precious gems is revealed - Jesus Christ.
This article shows that faith find its rest in the completed work of Christ.
The doctrine of predestination is a source of comfort to the believer.
Christ accomplished a complete salvation; there is nothing which needs to be added to what He has already done.
This article shows how true faith allows the believer to see the good in all things because of God's providence.
Why is it that some children raised in Christian homes rebel against Christ? This article deals with the guilt many parents have over the rebellion of their children. The author maintains that parents should not be discouraged in their parenting, but continue to teach and be examples while praying for the conversion of their children.
The characteristics of true faith are: grief over sin, living under the Lordship of Christ, dependance upon Christ, perseverance, and love for God's people.
The exclusivity of the gospel can lead to rejection of the gospel. Looking at Jews, Romans, and Gentiles, this article shows why these groups of people rejected the gospel in the past. The author also discusses why the gospel may be rejected today.
Currently in the church there are some claims of revival, and there are many calls for revival. This article shows that a distinction must be made between true and false revival. The revival under Josiah is an example of true revival, since it was rooted in the word of God and the desire for truth, was Christ-centrered, and displayed the evidence of repentance.
True assurance of salvation is rooted in the work of Christ, the experience of salvation, and the testimony of the Holy Spirit.
This article gives a biography of Gerhard Tersteegen with a focus on the legacy of hymns he left behind.
The way of holiness starts with conversion, when the Holy Spirit applies the promises of God to the believer.
When seeking God's guidance, one big pitfall to avoid is dividing life into big things (for which we want God's attention) and small things (for which we don't ask God's guidance). Believers should try seek out what is pleasing to God instead of focusing on trying to derive His specific will and plan for their life. This article calls for a life of obedience.
Both the Old and New Testament proclaim the message of justification in Christ through faith, which result in good works.
Just as in the days of Paul, people today still seek preaching that is based on the wisdom of this world. Ministers today are still tempted to compromise the message of the cross in their preaching.
As sinners, we all deserve condemnation and death. And yet, believers can be assured of their salvation, obtained for them through Christ's death!