From the beginning to the end …

"'I am the Beginning and the End', says the Lord God" (Revelation 1:8).We think about the past - and we know that we cannot change it. We think about the future - and we don't know what it holds for us. All we have is the present. We think about the past and the future …

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God’s revelation of mercy …

Berkouwer maintained that, when Romans 9-11 is understood as referring to "God's revelation of mercy ... and not to a 'naked sovereignty'", the illegitimacy of man's protest against God and the "mystical delight" of Paul's doxology are seen quite differenty from their deterministic interpretation (A Half Century of Theology, pp. 90, 93; Divine Election, pp. …

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When our love for the Lord grows very weak …

Praying Through God's Word

“I was very glad when they said to me, ‘Let us go up to the house of the Lord'” (Psalm 122:1). “Lord, I love the house where you live, the place where your glory dwells” (Psalm 26:8). “I will live in the house of the Lord forever” (Psalm 23:6).

God calls us to worship him. What a wonderful invitation! It’s more than an invitation that comes to us from other people. It’s an invitation that comes to us from the Lord. It’s more than an invitation to join with other people in worship. It’s the Lord calling to be with him. It’s more than a call which comes to us from a place where God is worshipped. From heaven, God is calling us to worship him. It’s more than a call that comes to us on the Lord’s Day. Every day, the Lord is calling us to worship him…

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Berkouwer on the authority of Holy Scripture

Discussing the authority of Holy Scripture in the modern world, Berkouwer writes, “The confession of the authority of the Word of God can never be isolated from the saving content of the Word of God” (Modern Uncertainty and Christian Faith, p. 14, emphasis mine).In confessing that the Bible is the Word of God, the believer …

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Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God – our Saviour

As we read of the testing of Abraham in regard to God's call for Isaac to be sacrificed, we have a hint of God's provision of Jesus Christ as the Saviour who was sacrificed for the sins of the world. By faith, Abraham says, "God himself will provide the lamb ... " (Genesis 2:8). "Abraham …

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