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PREACHING AS THE CALL TO ARMS… The command of our Lord Jesus Christ to the church is to go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. It will be impossible to carry out this command without knowledge of what is the gospel. We need not be in the dark for God himself has […]

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NO ROOM FOR JESUS CHRIST?…. Of all the seasons of the year none seems to captivate us more than the commemoration of Christ’s birth. For old and young this is supposed to be the “happy” time. We seem intent on shutting out of heart and home anything that smacks of sadness. For this there is a good […]

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HOW GREAT THOU ART!… Reformed Christians have committed themselves to the position that “we know God by two means.” The first is by the creation, preservation and government of the universe which we acknowledge “is before our eyes as a most elegant book.” But how many of us really take time to read that book in our […]

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The Wilderness – A Fruitful Field

From a barren wilderness, into a verdant valley—such is the great change prophesied by Isaiah in the fifteenth verse of the thirty-second chapter. Israel, the land and the people, will be transformed by God Himself. The fir tree instead of the thorn, the myrtle tree instead of the brier—this is the picture of prophecy presented by […]

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Preaching the Resurrection

The happiest day on the entire church calendar is the day of the resurrection of Christ Jesus. The first Easter was the most glorious dawn in human history. The fact of the resurrection of Christ forms the central message and foundation of the Christian church. In Acts 2:23,24 we have a statement of the fact of the resurrection, the anchor of our faith: […]

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Good Listeners (VI)

Television has exerted a profound impact on our culture. It effects almost every area of life and among other things has powerfully effected public discourse, especially preaching. Preaching as a means of communication appears to many to be archaic. Because we are accustomed to visual stimulation and abbreviated verbal messages, it is increasingly difficult for […]

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Reformation & Preaching

WHAT IS PREACHING? Surely one of the greatest needs of OUf time is the recovery of true, Biblical, effective preaching. Almost everywhere I hear remedies, but few strike me as addressing the real need. Some suggestions are imbalanced. These engender the destruction of a properly settled assurance in many of God’s elect. Others are weak […]

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A Ringing Call to Repentance

It is too bad that the books of the Old Testament in our English translations are not arranged in the same way that they are in the Hebrew Bible. If they were, the Old Testament would end with II Chronicles, and Matthew would begin where II Chronicles leaves off. II Chronicles ends with a devastating […]

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The State of Preaching Today

The children of Israel were the only nation in the history of mankind who were solely the people of God. Because of this they should have experienced a glorious history of obedience to their Creator and its resultant blessings. Yet, in spite of their many reasons to be faithful to God, and in spite of […]

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If the Sermon is Boring, the Problem is Us!

Now we are all here in the presence of God to listen to everything the Lord has commanded you to tell us (Acts 10:33). A preacher once complained that his congregation was being eaten alive by boredom. He lamented what he perceived to be a twofold problem — himself and his church. As for himself, […]

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