Teaching

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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