Diaconal work is always associated with caring for the poor. This article argues that this should not be so. The author give suggestions and practical ways in which care by deacons can be extend to the non-poor. This ministry is crucial to them as a manifestation of Christ’s compassion and mercy for his church.
Diaconal work is always associated with caring for the poor. This article argues that this should not be the case. After giving some examples of diaconal work in Calvin's Geneva in the form of hospitals and a funding organization, the author gives an evaluation of this work, with lessons for today’s deacons and the ministry of mercy.
When can someone say he is called to the ministry? This article addresses this question, explaining that calling is the work of God the Holy Spirit.
This article focuses on Malachi 2:4-9, with relevant application for today’s church.
This article focuses on Malachi 2:1-7, with relevant application for today’s church.
Diaconal work is always associated with caring for the poor. This article argues that this should not be the case. Deacons are called to care for the non-poor also. If diaconal work is seen as Christ’s way of administering mercy, then the work should go beyond the poor. In this article the author looks at the example of John Calvin in Geneva, where there was the fund to care for other needs or people.
This article exposits Malachi 1:11-14, with relevant application for today’s church.
Christian parents are called to raise their children within the covenant calling God gave them. Part of this is that they are called to apply discipline to the children. How do parents do this? What is the purpose of this discipline? This article shows the biblical roots for discipline and the way it can be applied positively and negatively, then looks at the purpose of discipline.
What happens between death and the resurrection? What happens when a Christian or an unbeliever dies? This article answers those questions by looking at Scripture's teaching on the intermediate state. Exploring the meaning of death for a Christian and the separation of body and soul, the author gives hope to those who rest in Christ. Judgment day is a day they can look towards with courage.
Though a true believer knows that God’s Word should stir up rejoicing from within him, he also knows that this is not always the case. This article shows that sin can take away the joy of reading the Bible. It also shows how our attitude is crucial to reading the Bible. By rediscovering this joy, devotion time, Bible study and preaching will always be a delight.
This article focuses on Malachi 3:1-2, which points to the promise of the Messenger. The article discusses further how this promise is fulfilled in the New Testament through the coming of John the Baptist and Jesus Christ.
Every Christian is involved in Bible reading, Bible study and listening to the Word preached. How should we approach God’s Word? What attitude should we have? This article shows that if one believes that the Bible is the inspired Word of God, it will create an attitude whereby God’s Word governs all of your life.
What does Paul's defence of his calling has to do with the gospel? In this exposition of Galatians 1:1-2, the author answers this crucial question.
Deacons are called to care for the poor and the needy in the church. How do they do this for the needy who are kept in institutions? How do they co-ordinate the work with the directors of those institutions? This article gives ways to handle the work, with a brief history of diaconal work in the Christian church and how can deacons be actively involved with institutions that care for the needy and poor.
This article is a Bible study on Matthew 5:38-42.
This article discusses the role of the congregation in the election of the deacons. It discusses the process of suggesting names, approving them, and the act of electing deacons.
For Christians to understand the times they live in, it is important to understand the history of ideas that shapes their culture. Here focus is given to humanism. The author explains the nature of its worldview, the intolerance it displays, and how Christians should respond to it.
This article discusses three biblical principles that must govern the election and installation of deacons.
This article is a Bible study on Matthew 5:33-37.
This article shows that the role of the law God gave to Israel was not to perfect them, but to point them to the reality that only God can save them.
This article is a Bible study on Matthew 5:27-32.
This article explains how the tongue can be used in only two possible ways: it can be a weapon of destruction or it can be used to build others up.
This article is an exposition of John 8:36-59.
This article is an exposition of John 8:30-36.
This article is an exposition of John 8:12-30.
This article is an exposition of John 8:1-11.
This article shows from the biblical account how sin develops. It also shows how God works in his sovereignty in relation to this development.
This article is an exposition of John 7:37-53.
This article is an exposition of John 4:27-42.
This article is an exposition of John 4:1-26.
This article is an exposition of John 3:22-36.
The coming of the antichrist is a sign of the end of the world. This article shows that in Scripture the antichrist is referred to by different names, and that his main character is that of deception. However, the believer can identify the antichrist by knowing God’s truth.
This article is an exposition of John 3:1-21.
This article is an exposition of John 2:12-25.
This article is an exposition of John 2:1-11.
This article is an exposition of John 1:35-51.
This article is an exposition of 1 Timothy 4:12-13.