• Revitalizing the Prayer Meeting

    What should a church prayer meeting look like? If I had been asked that question a number of years ago, I think I might have responded with some bewilderment. Surely there’s only one way to do a prayer meeting? I have since learned through personal experience and through conversation with others that prayer meetings are […]

    TheEditor No responses March 9, 2018
  • Taking Aim: The Focus of Sabbath School Teaching

    It has been said that if you aim at nothing you will be sure to hit it. Knowing why we do something and what we hope to achieve are vital parts of earth’s labors and no less seen than in the Sabbath School ministry. I am certain that most of our readers would agree that […]

    TheEditor No responses March 8, 2018
  • The Creed

    There have been many objections urged against the use of Creeds and Confessions of Faith, at different periods, and with various degrees of skill or plausibility. It is not necessary either to enumerate all these objections or to answer them all, since many of them have sunk into oblivion, and others have already met sufficient […]

    TheEditor No responses March 7, 2018
  • Luther on Justification by Faith Alone

    Historians often equivocate the beginning of the Reformation with Martin Luther’s nailing of his ninety-five theses to the door in Wittenberg on October 31, 1517. While that is considered a historic moment, Luther had no comprehension of the impact that his words would have on the world. In fact, when he nailed the theses to […]

    TheEditor No responses August 5, 2017
  • Resurrection Reassurance

    It is a great mistake to treat Paul’s writings, and especially this Epistle [Romans], as mere theology. They are the transcript of his life’s experience. As has been well said, the gospel of Paul is an interpretation of the significance of the life and work of Jesus based upon the revelation to him of Jesus […]

    TheEditor No responses May 7, 2017
  • Take Heed How You Hear

    All congregations despair of the preacher not showing up at the church service, and all preachers despair of ever having to preach to empty pews. Preaching is a two-way business. It requires faithful preaching and faithful hearing. Nothing will kill the joy within a preacher’s soul more than careless hearers of God’s holy Word. Blessed […]

    TheEditor No responses May 5, 2017
  • Can you solve this moral dilemma?

    Case one: A devoutly religious person The Pharisees of Christ’s time were very religious people. In fact, you could say that they were in church every time the doors were opened. As well as that, they gave money to the church according to the strictest rules of the Jewish law, and they prayed, and they […]

    TheEditor No responses May 3, 2017
  • Repentance That Saves The Soul

    Repentance is at the forefront of sound gospel preaching. The Lord Jesus commenced and concluded His ministry with a command to repent: “Repent ye, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” From this emphasis on repentance by the Savior and His disciples, we understand how vital repentance is to our salvation. What does it […]

    TheEditor No responses February 21, 2017
  • Rightly Dividing the Word

    Some contend that the Bible is so plainly written that it requires no interpretation, while others contend that it is so difficult to comprehend that it’s dangerous to leave people to understand the Bible on their own. This latter argument has been used by certain cults and the Roman Catholic Church to keep people from […]

    TheEditor No responses February 15, 2017
  • The Faith That Saves

    A lot of people talk about having faith, but there is a big difference between faith and saving faith. A coach might say to his star athlete, “I’ve got faith in you. I know you can do it.” Everyone has faith in something, but not everyone has saving faith. So, what is saving faith? Saving […]

    TheEditor No responses November 27, 2016
  • Rightly Dividing the Word

    The apostle Paul wrote fourteen books in the New Testament. Peter referred to them as “the other scriptures” (2 Peter 3:16), and so commended them as the divinely inspired Word of God. In so doing, Peter was not contending only for the inspiration of the Scriptures, though he did so dogmatically in the first chapter […]

    TheEditor No responses October 1, 2016
  • A Young Earth

    In Shakespeare’s As You Like It Rosalind says, “The poor world is almost six thousand years old, and in all this time there was not any man died in his own person, videlicet, in a love-cause.” The play is a comedy and the witticism could illicit laughter, but it was not the 6000-year-old earth that Shakespeare’s […]

    TheEditor No responses August 4, 2016