Is there a relationship between mental illness and demon possession? In addressing this question, the article notes that in Scripture, not all epileptics were demon-possessed and not all demon-possessed people were epileptics. This distinction has important pastoral implications, which the author goes on to establish by way of questions a pastor needs to consider: Are there any indicators revealing that the person dabbles in the occult?
How do you go about sermon evaluation? Whether you are evaluating the sermon of others or your own, an important question is, was the text explained?
Christ is king of the church, but is also king of the world. Christ rules over these two kingdoms differently. This article shows the implications of this different rule for the Christian.
John Calvin still matters today, because Calvin demonstrated how valuing God's truth is crucial to shaping true theology, church, education, and politics.
What are sacraments? This article shows that sacraments are visible signs and seals of God’s invisible grace promised to his people in the gospel. Both baptism and Lord's Supper point us to the work of Christ.
This article shows that sanctification flows from a proper understanding of justification. It is due to our status in Christ that the fight against sin is possible.
Is there a true church? This article shows that a true church is marked by the pure preaching of of the gospel, the administration of sacraments, and church discipline.
Does the Bible teach election? This article shows that the doctrine of election makes sense if we rightly understand human nature and God's sovereignty.
Baptism is rooted in God's promise in the covenant. This article shows the relationship between circumcision and baptism, the relationship between the symbol and the reality of the thing signified, and the relationship between faith and baptism.