• The Sovereignty of God and Evangelism Article by Paul Helm

    FROM TABLETALK | June 2012

    Many people struggle with God’s sovereignty in election because they believe it excludes the activity of evangelism. If people are eternally elected or not, they ask, what good will preaching do? What difference will it make? However, as Scripture teaches, God’s sovereignty in election and the activity of evangelism are not enemies but friends. Evangelism is rooted in election, and while man may plant and water the seed of the gospel, God brings the growth. Means and Ends The sovereignt y of God in salvation is most clearly and vividly seen in Scripture’s teaching regarding election. Election is “unconditional,” … View Resource

  • A Better Election Article by Anthony Carter

    FROM TABLETALK | October 2011

    The first presidential election in America took place in 1788–89. The polls opened on December 15, 1788, and closed on January 10, 1789. In this election, George Washington was chosen as the first president of the United States of America. Arguably the most popular president in American history, Washington is the only president ever elected with one hundred percent of the Electoral College. Thus, the process of electing our presidents was established. For many, the ballot box is what makes America a great place. We elect our officials. Being chosen for such an honor as the presidency should be a … View Resource

  • The Unspeakable Privilege Article by John Cobb

    FROM TABLETALK | May 2008

    We are a privileged generation. In fact, we are the most privileged in history. Each generation gains an advantage over the other. We learn, or should learn, exponentially more from history’s successes and failures. We are flooded with knowledge from countless books, articles, commentaries, lectures, and sermons — all of which ideally build upon one another. And we have learned from those who have gone before us, including heroes of the faith and those who have failed.  While we have all those great privileges, they pale in comparison to our greatest. We have been given the unspeakable privilege of … View Resource

  • Redemption Planned Article by Don Kistler

    FROM TABLETALK | February 2004

    In Reformed circles, we hear much about the covenants. We are a people who place our trust in God’s covenant faithfulness. We hear about the covenant of grace and the covenant of works, but we hear very little about the covenant of redemption. We also hear much about the saving work of Christ, but give little thought to the fact that the triune God conceived the work that the second person of the Trinity would do that would save sinners. Simply stated, the covenant of redemption is a covenant God the Father made with God the Son before the foundation … View Resource