by Herman Veldkamp
One of the things that repeatedly surprises us about God's Word is that it tells us such ordinary things. Often it seems superfluous to repeat those ordinary truths or remind each other of them.
In this respect, the preaching of the Word is often very different from the Word itself, for many preachers and Bible expositors outdo themselves in hauling the most extraordinary ideas out of the Scriptures and dressing up ordinary truths in the most startling, flashy garments. There's no reason for this sort of thing. Some scriptural truths have already become so well known that they are in danger of being lost entirely. They may well turn into meaningless formulas and clichés. Slowly but surely we're getting to the point where church members interested mainly in sensational preaching know nothing whatsoever of the basic biblical truths, which they regard as "old hat." Read more
by David Feddes
The true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks (John 4:23).
If you could make one change in your life, what would it be? A lot of people start a new year with resolutions. Some want to stop smoking, some want to start dieting, others have a different resolution. What about you? What's the most important change you'd like to make? Let me suggest a resolution that ought to be number one on anybody's listto become a better worshiper. Read more
by J. G. Vos
Church reformation according to Scripture is always incomplete on earth.
Ecclesia reformata reformanda est ("The church, having been reformed, is still to be reformed"). This follows from the fact that Scripture is an absolute and perfect standard, while the church at any point in its history on earth is still imperfect and involved in sin and error. Read more