• 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 […]

    TheEditor 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 […]

    TheEditor 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 […]

    TheEditor No responses August 7, 2018
  • Consider the Lilies

    Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. The Hebrew word שׁוֹשָׁן and the Greek κρίνον are generally translated lily. The white, sweet smelling, long trumpet-shaped flower […]

    TheEditor No responses June 5, 2018
  • Meeting to Pray

    To say that Christians should meet together to pray seems to state the obvious. The more crucial issue is, “Why are meetings for prayer either non-existent, poorly attended, or considered optional in many churches? We need answers if we are going to experience healthy, meaningful seasons of corporate prayer in a true Biblical manner in […]

    TheEditor No responses June 4, 2018
  • The Sunday School: Plan to Succeed

    In recognition that the children before us are either saved or lost, we must aim at bringing the Word of God to them in a manner that seeks both to evangelize and edify. Both of these aims are addressed by bringing Christ to their hearts: Christ who is presented in all the Scriptures. When the […]

    TheEditor No responses June 3, 2018
  • An Encounter at the Empty Tomb

    Of all the doctrines within God’s Word, there is none more vital to the peace and joy of the believer than the doctrine of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Paul declared that “if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain” (1 Corinthians 15:14). The very success of […]

    TheEditor No responses June 2, 2018
  • 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