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  • A Preacher’s Antidote to Apathy The life of the preacher is not getting any easier. It takes the faith of a giant to keep on preaching in season and out of season. Right now, it appears we are out of season as our culture dives further into sin. God’s call to proclaim the good news of the gospel is clear, […] No responses October 6, 2018
  • St. Bartholomew’s Day – France’s Persecution of the Huguenots The St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre of August 24, 1572 is one of the darkest blots on the history of France, staining the name of one of the world’s foremost nations. At that time, according to Rev. James A. Wylie in his History of Protestantism, the Protestant population of France was estimated to be between one […] No responses October 5, 2018
  • Animal Rights and Wrongs Part 1: The Biblical Position Before recorded music, before watching your favorite sports team, before television or videos, what did people do for entertainment? One answer: animal baiting. If you lived in virtually any European city around the time the King James Version of the Bible was being translated, bear baiting was a big thing. A bear chained or confined […] No responses October 4, 2018
  • My Testimony by Joan Pinkston The older I get the more I realize the great blessing of a Christian home. Some of my earliest memories are about music in our Chicago church. At four years old, a friend and I sang duets in church. I recall joyous congregational singing of the great old hymns. I sang these songs everywhere I […] No responses October 3, 2018
  • Samuel Rutherford by Kingsley Rendell A new millennium calls for new biographies of the great, influential servants of God. Rev. Samuel Rutherford was indeed such a mighty servant of the Lord. He is to be remembered not only for the hymn “Immanuel’s Land” (which Anne Ross Cousin composed after being inspired by Rutherford’s last words), but also because God used […] No responses October 2, 2018
  • A Wicked Son is Welcomed Home Have you ever heard a parable? Jesus told several parables. They are stories that teach us spiritual lessons. In Luke 15, Jesus tells a parable about an unwise young man who wasn’t content with his life. We don’t know his name, but we know he had a loving father and a good home. In Bible […] No responses October 1, 2018
  • Because We Are Losing Our Free Speech Recently, a Canadian newspaper posted the headline: “We are living in a country where you daren’t be anything but gay-friendly.” Lobbyists for a gender-free-for-all have moved from seeking freedom, to being left alone, to demanding positive engagement by all. These days, those who don’t embrace the full spectrum of gay and transgender life are often […] No responses August 12, 2018
  • The Death of the Christian and the Atheist Death. It’s not a pleasant subject, yet it is one that we all must face. As surely as we were born to life on Earth, we must leave it one day through the vehicle of death. None of us can escape. Sooner or later we must face the “last enemy.” We don’t like to talk […] No responses August 11, 2018
  • Do I Have to Learn the Catechism? I grew up as a Baptist in a town full of Presbyterians. In elementary school I wasn’t aware of the various differences regarding the sacraments or church government. But I was aware of one thing. My Presbyterian friends would talk about how they had to learn something called a catechism! I had never heard the […] No responses August 10, 2018
  • The Importance of the Prayer Meeting Of all the meetings a church conducts, the prayer meeting is perhaps the most challenging for the church family to attend. Christians who work long and hard during the week feel very keenly what Christ Himself said of His disciples when He admonished them: “Watch and pray, … the spirit indeed is willing, but the […] No responses August 9, 2018
  • What is Covenant Theology? Covenant Theology (CT) is a title given to a system that officially stems from the post-Reformation period. The system of CT is a very simple system which closely follows the Bible’s teaching regarding the Two Adams (cf. Romans 5 and 1 Corinthians 15). CT views the whole of history and of man’s relation to God […] No responses August 7, 2018
  • The Cedar of Lebanon Behold, . . . a cedar in Lebanon with fair branches, and with shadowing shroud, and of an high stature; and his top was among the thick boughs. . . . Therefore his height was exalted above all the trees of the field, and his boughs were multiplied, and his branches became long because of […] No responses August 6, 2018