This article explains how pastors can lead the church toward the active work of the deacons.
This article mentions various charismatic experiences, and questions what is behind these behaviours. It considers some of Jonathan Edwards's thoughts on the distinguishing marks of the work of the Holy Spirit, particularly what are not necessarily marks of a work of God's Spirit, and what are evidences that accompany a genuine outpouring.
How can a congregation aid its pastor in preaching the Word of God more effectively? This article offers four considerations: pray regularly for the pastor, regularly read through and study the Word, read good theological, historical, and devotional books, and regularly gather around the Word.
This article shows how the Lord used Erasmus to facilitate the Reformation, especially by his producing of the Greek Testament.
Is the man of Romans 7:14-25 regenerate or unregenerate? What is the function of God's law for the converted, for the unconverted? These and other questions are addressed in this article.
This article offers seven fundamentals to preaching faithfully, including the following: preach expositional sermons, preach the whole counsel of God, preach to yourself, and preach Christ.
This article considers whether God loves everybody in the same way. It shows five different ways that Scripture speaks of the love of God.
Are good works necessary for Christians? This article shows the ways in which they are and are not necessary.
This article discusses the practical value of the doctrine of predestination.
This article offers nine practical implications of Calvinism, which show that it is not simply a doctrine to be formally accepted, but concerns every aspect of our lives.
This article offers eight points for helping children properly function and participate in corporate worship.
This article provides pastoral direction to those called to preach on predestination. It considers the teaching of predestination itself, the reason for teaching it, and the effect of predestination upon the believer.
This article outlines five thoughts on what it is to be a faithful wife.
What is it that makes a marriage Christ-centred? This article offers nine elements.
This article explains what authoritarianism in a pastor looks like, and how to root it out.
This article offers an exposition of 2 Corinthians 2:14, about the triumph of the gospel.
How do you prepare for communion with God in prayer? This article discusses five ways we can prepare the heart and mind for prayer.
This article emphasizes the importance of looking for Christ when we read the Bible. It takes its cue from Luke 24:44-45.
This article provides several benefits of preaching through whole books of the Bible (series preaching). Some of the reasons are: pastors are to preach the whole counsel of God, preaching through a book allows the minister and congregation to better absorb the purpose of God, and it gives a better understanding of a particular book and of biblical theology.
This article provides a way of preaching Christ from Malachi 4:5-6.
This article offers ways to preach Christ from Psalm 42.
This article shows how to preach Christ from 2 Samuel 16:1-4.
This article illustrates how to preach Christ from Leviticus 18:5.
This article explains why it is essential to preach Christ in every sermon. It offers two main principles: biblical hermeneutics, and biblical example.
This article explains why it is essential to preach Christ in every sermon: Christ and his apostles practiced Christ-centred preaching, and the Bible calls for preaching Christ from every text.
This article lists ten principles for making wise decisions about church music. Among them are: our singing is for God's glory and the edification of the body of Christ, we ought to sing to the Lord new songs, church singing should swim in its own history of church singing, and all our songs should use biblical lyrics.
This article considers what Paul was really getting at in 1 Corinthians 9:19-23 when he spoke of himself as being all things to all people. In what way(s) exactly was he accommodating himself?
This article reflects on music in worship, and says that it must be structurally sound. The text and the tune need to be well-matched. The article provides a host of useful questions to ask in evaluating the merits of a song for worship, and they revolve around three standards: the insight, perfection, and inexhaustibility of the song.
This article makes the case for long-term ministry in one congregation. It mentions five things needed for staying long: patience, contentment, vulnerability, courage, and trust.