A Worship Catechism (1)
1. What is the great priority and purpose of man? Man's great priority and purpose is to love God with his entire being: heart, soul, mind and strength (Mk 12:29-30). 2. Why is this man's great priority and purpose? Loving with the entire being is worship: expressing the worth and value due to God (Ps 29:1-2). Man was created to express this glory (Is 43:3), as image-bearers (Gen 1:26-27), just as the entire created order [more]
The Abiding Word of God
The Word of God is instrumental in conversion and sanctification. As to our conversion, Peter says you “have been born again, not of perishable seed but of imperishable, through the living and abiding word of God” (1 Pet 1:23). While we may not know all of the Word of God, we at least know what is necessary for salvation when we first believe. Thereafter, we find that the Word continues to work in us for [more]
Order your Christmas Family Devotional Now!
A few years ago we published a new daily devotional for the Christmas season by Pastor Taigen Joos that has been very well-received. This devotional is perfect for both families and individuals to use as they prepare to worship Christ during the Christmas season. Each daily reading is a rich, yet brief meditation on an event or characteristic of Christ, including questions for personal meditation or family discussion and (my favorite feature) a suggested hymn to sing along with each meditation (including the full score of each hymns!) You'll find details about the book below, and you can order copies [more]
Limited Atonement: Evaluating the Argument
I want to discuss Limited Atonement (Definite Atonement, Particular Redemption—I choose to use the traditional terminology). At the moment, I am not concerned with the question of whether Limited Atonement is true. What I am concerned with is the way that some Calvinists argue for it. Before we can even discuss the argument, however, we have to recognize an important distinction. The atonement involves two aspects: provision and application. The distinction between these is both necessary and biblical. For example, in Ephesians 2 the apostle Paul addresses believers—i.e., the elect. Part of what he does is to remind [more]
Vote so as to obey the Second Greatest Commandment
The current presidential election in the United States has presented a conundrum of sorts for [more]
Convictions and Preferences
The evangelical world has come to make much of the distinction between convictions and preferences. [more]
New Hymns added to our free online collection
We have just added 25 new hymns to our collection. These hymns are free to [more]