• Against Our Own Sin by

    The Russian novelist Alexander Solzhenitsyn once wrote: “The line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being.” As Christians, it is very easy to fall into the trap of seeing the enemy as “over there …

  • Against the Claims of Atheism by

    In our age, as in every other age, there are those who deny the existence of God. Recent years have witnessed the rise of a particularly militant form of atheism, represented in the writings of authors such as Richard Dawkins …

  • The Aseity of God by

    Of God’s many distinct attributes, one of the most difficult for finite human beings to come to terms with is His aseity, or self-existence. Unlike us, God has neither beginning nor end, and He is not dependent upon anyone …

  • Blessing and Curse by

    This session places the atonement within its redemptive-historical (i.e., covenantal) context. It explains the meaning of blessing and cursing from a biblical perspective, and what it meant for Christ to bear the curse of God (Gal. 3:13).

  • The Blessing of Discipline by

    In order to maintain peace, purity, and unity in the church, it is necessary to exercise discipline, sometimes even to the point of excommunication. Many Christians and church leaders view such discipline negatively, but when properly understood, church discipline is …

  • Blessing or Curse? by

  • Christ Our Ransom by

  • Christ Our Substitute by

    This session expands on the prophecy of the Suffering Servant in Isaiah 53, showing that Christ is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world. It deals with the substitutionary nature of the atonement, explaining how …

  • A Cleansing Birth by

    God’s redemptive purpose is to transform the entire person into the image of Jesus Christ. Because humanity’s fall into sin has had a pervasive polluting effect upon human nature, God’s grace also extends to every part of the inner self …

  • A Comprehensive Birth by

    The human need for regeneration arises from more than the need for forgiveness of sins. As a result of the fall, humans are totally depraved. This does not mean that every person is as evil as he or she could …

  • Definite Atonement (Part 1) by

    The Old Testament sacrificial system often causes many people a good deal of consternation. The stipulations and rituals can appear convoluted and confusing at first, second, and third glance. However, like the rest of God’s revealed Word, the sacrificial …

  • Definite Atonement (Part 2) by

    The idea that God demonstrates saving grace toward a select few can rub even Christians the wrong way. Rather than responding with cries of injustice, we would do better to examine the source of these emotions. If we evaluate our …

  • The Difficulty Today by , , , ,

    Believing in the inerrancy of Scripture can bring difficulties. Often, church members are unable to explain why they believe the Bible is inerrant to questioning non-Christians. Or, a pastor is unsure as to how to deal with a difficult passage …

  • The Eclipse of God by

  • The Eclipse of God by

      We believe that God has ordained the preaching of His Word, prayer, and the sacraments as the means by which He sanctifies people’s lives. There is no substitute for the Scriptures if we want to know and please God …