FILTER BY:

Watch

We are in the last days. I know, you have heard that many times: your parents, teachers, and ministers are continually telling you that. Why are they trying to instill that thought into the forefront of your mind? Because the last days are upon us, and we are called to watch, to be vigilant, sober, […]

Continue reading

Opinionating in Love (3)

By faith we have seen that what is basic to loving ourselves is knowing ourselves.  And part of the basics to knowing ourselves is knowing the difference between what we know for certain and what we do not.  I say by faith and in certain conviction that God is Creator and I am a creature.  […]

Continue reading

Opinionating in Love (2)

  Before you or I can love someone in giving our opinions to him or her, we must know what the Bible means by the commandment: thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.  This love for the neighbor flows, of course, from our love for God which love for God has, of course, as its […]

Continue reading

Opinionating in Love (1)

The greatest opinion we can make is made in the company of another.  And that companion is LOVE.  My conviction in these next articles, therefore, is that I Corinthians 13 applies to our opinion-making.  Faith, hope, and the greatest of these, charity, that is, love, abide.  So these all including love must abide in all […]

Continue reading

Vexing Our Righteous Souls

Does your conscience speak? Are you troubled if you live as the world? For one of God’s elect to live as the world is for sure a person who is disturbed and troubled. His life is like a spiritual schizophrenic; he is living two lives. His life is very difficult as he tries to remain […]

Continue reading

Wise Opinions

Be not rash with thy mouth, and let not thine heart be hasty to utter any thing before God: for God is in heaven, and thou upon earth: therefore let thy words be few. For a dream cometh through the multitude of words. Ecclesiastes 5:2, 3. Guard Thou my thoughts, I Thee implore,  And of […]

Continue reading

One More Year

Suppose, just a few minutes, that I were to learn positively that this next year was going to be my last. Three hundred and sixty-five days are all that I have left; then my life would suddenly be brought to an end. How do you think that this fact would affect the way I live […]

Continue reading

Coping with Anger

Today it is just impossible to avoid people, they are everywhere. And sometimes they are hard to get along with. If you are in school, your classes are full of them; and if you work, the same is true there. And sometimes as a result of this close contact, we become angry. Some people just […]

Continue reading

Being Stewards of Time

God created time for this creation and for the creature, namely man. Because God created an orderly creation and governs it with time, we are bound to work within the framework of time. All that we do, have done, or project to accomplish, is measured by time. The Lord started the clock of the universe […]

Continue reading

Our Main Goal

What is important in our lives right now? Could we come up with a list? Or still, would we want to come up with a list? If we were to take out a piece of paper and put down in plain English, most important to me is first. . .second. . .third and so on; […]

Continue reading

We Have Fears

Fear is a powerful human emotion. And each one of us has experienced it at some time or another. Also consider the many different examples of fear that we read about in the Bible. Adam hid himself in the garden because of it; Abraham lied about his wife, saying “she is my sister’’ because or […]

Continue reading

Dating in the Lord

As we consider this enjoyable and pleasant time of life, the first premise we must establish is an all-important and encompassing one. We must date only those who love the Lord. If through dating we find our mate we will be joined together in one faith, one hope, and one doctrine. We will have unity […]

Continue reading

The Teaching Task

You know just as well as most anyone else around you that today we live in a world of rapid fire, constant social change. Never before has so much happened to so many so fast. You cannot help but get the feeling that this world is headed on a mad dash to certain and absolute […]

Continue reading

The Danger Of The False Church

You know there are times when we like to hold this present generation up on a pedestal for all to see. We all, both young and old, like to be recognized for what we have accom­plished. And perhaps one could say that this generation is the smartest, the most advanced of any to date. But […]

Continue reading

Down the Road

Do you ever stop and think in terms of what you will be like in 10, 20, 30 or more years? Obviously none of us stay young forever. Time stands still for no one; not even you. And if God’s Will says that you are to be given many more years, then it is very […]

Continue reading

A Study of Common Grace

I feel that as Protestant Reformed young people we need to delve into the doctrine of God’s grace and the doctrine of total depravity. We must be aware of how it is distorted by “common grace”. To do this, I am going to quote considerably from our Reformed fathers. Today, the Arminian view of common […]

Continue reading

Fullness of Joy

When you read the Word of God on a regular basis, you never know what you will notice about it. The Word always seems to speak to a very specific need that you have. Or it makes you notice certain things about your life that you may not have noticed before. Such was the case […]

Continue reading

Abide With Me

There are so many different parts that make up our Christian life. There are so many different aspects of our lives. Each of us is different in so many ways. But we are all so similar in many others. Each of us has to eat and sleep to continue to live, but what we eat […]

Continue reading

The Importance of Attending Societies

As people of God, we know our calling is to serve the Lord with our hearts, souls, and minds. In order to serve God aright, we must know Him. How do we, as Christians, gain that knowledge? And what do we do with it? Implanted in all men is the conscious knowledge of God. All […]

Continue reading

A Look at Selfishness

All of us are old enough to know that there are many serious problems which the world as a whole faces seemingly without any solutions to fight. And we all know that, besides these problems, there are also many problems which we also face on a daily basis. This world and our own sinful nature […]

Continue reading

Loving Your Wife for Christ’s Sake

In Colossians husbands are exhorted to love their wives and not to be bitter against them. My first reaction is, of course I’ll love her. Doesn’t it even strike you as an action that you can’t help but do. Especially if you are engaged now or newly married. You may say I have spent my […]

Continue reading

Resisting Temptation

Young people, let us address some of today’s temptations and how we can resist them. This world is so full of temptation for the believer that it is impossible not to see and feel them. The sad part is we expose ourselves to them. Yes, we often compromise our convictions and accept the world’s invita­tions. […]

Continue reading

Put Off Until Tomorrow

Now that most of you have had about a good month to get back into the daily routine of school and school work, I cannot help but wonder if there is something about school that you dislike as much as I did when I was in school. Although it has been just a few years […]

Continue reading

Making Confession of Faith

This article is written mainly for those who are considering making public con­fession of their faith. What is this faith that you are confessing? This faith is a sure knowledge of God, isn’t it? It is not an abstract knowledge not even similar to knowledge that is learned from schooling and the study of certain […]

Continue reading

Admonishing One Another for God’s Sake

Blessed young people shall we consider our duty of admonishing one another using Scripture as our guide? What does it exhort us to do? Paul exhorted the church of Thessalonica to admonish one another. II Thessalonians 3:13-15: “But ye, brethren, be not weary in well doing. And if any man obey not our word by […]

Continue reading