• Divinely Instituted Sacraments by R. Scott Clark

    One is sometimes left with the impression from defenders of Roman Catholicism, newscasters, and even docents in British and European cathedrals that the Reformation crept into the church and stole five ancient sacraments when no one was looking. This is …Read More

  • The Marks of the Church by Iain Campbell

    The leading sixteenth-century Protestant Reformers were concerned to reconfigure the shape of the church only because they had a high view of it. For John Calvin, the internal work of the Spirit in the hearts of believers requires the external …Read More

  • The Ordinary Means of Grace by Ray Ortlund

    True awakening or revival is a glorious season in the life of the church when for His glory alone, God causes the ordinary means of His grace to make an extraordinary impact on many people. This idea of “the means …Read More

  • Baptizing Them by J.V. Fesko

    I think that when people look at baptism, they have a thin understanding as to why Jesus commanded that we baptize His disciples. Most people likely associate the water with cleansing, which is an accurate connection given the prophet Ezekiel’s …Read More

  • Signs and Seals of Union by Joel Beeke

    Just as He called the world into being by the power of His Word (Ps. 33:6–9; Heb. 11:3), so God brings His church into being by the power of the gospel call (2 Thess. 2:13–14; 1 Peter 2:9–10). That calling …Read More

  • Worthy Eating and Drinking by Iain Campbell

    One of our Scottish preachers used to say that the believer has three looks at the Lord’s Table. There is, first, a retrospective look. The sacrament of the Lord’s Supper is a commemoration, a celebration of an event in the …Read More

  • God-Centered Sacraments by Robert Letham

    In considering the ways in which the persons of the Trinity operate in the sacraments, we need to be clear on how the doctrine of the Trinity has led the church to understand the works of our three-personed God. We …Read More

  • The Bond of Love by Keith Mathison

    We shall benefit very much from the Sacrament if this thought is impressed and engraved upon our minds: that none of the brethren can be injured, despised, rejected, abused, or in any way offended by us, without at the same …Read More

  • The Meal That Divides by Keith Mathison

    On the night of the institution of the Lord’s Supper, Jesus prayed for His disciples and for those who would become His disciples, “that they may all be one” (John 17:21). This was a profound prayer for unity among Christ’s …Read More

  • A Visible Word by Keith Mathison

    Robert Bruce (1551–1631) is not a household name, even among knowledgeable Reformed Christians. He was at one time, however, one of the most important leaders in the Church of Scotland. He was the successor of John Knox and James Lawson and …Read More