Was John the Baptist or his disciples disillusioned with Jesus? Are you ever impatient with the progress of the gospel in the world or the seeming ineffectiveness of the church? The article provides an exposition of Matthew 11:2-4, and from there it encourages you to trust Jesus to use the means of grace to change the world.
This article explains how when the church makes use of God's ordinary means of grace, God's power shines through. With five reasons it encourages the building of a ministry around these means of grace.
Liberalism says the message must change for the church to reach the world, while the seeker-sensitive approach calls for a change of methods. This article shows that God gave both the message and the methods: these are the means of grace—preaching, sacraments, and prayer. These are essential to church growth.
This article addresses some of the arminian doubts concerning the teaching of the perseverence of the saints. The author refers to the Canons of the Synod of Dort (1618-1619), focusing on the means of grace that God has provided so that believers might be ble to persevere. These means of grace include prayer, the Holy Spirit, the proclamation of Scripture, and the sacraments.