Whatever happened to the resurrection?
Without the cross there would be no resurrection, but without the resurrection the cross would only memorialize a wasteful martyrdom.
Make the Bible live!
Because ministers are good preachers and good speakers, it is often assumed they are good readers. Not so.' Some of the mistakes we all make in the public reading of the Bible can be avoided.
Guardians of the whole man
The spiritual health is very closely related to physical well-being. If this is so, those who have the responsibility of caring for people's spiritual health need to be concerned as well about physical health both their own and their congregation s. Indeed, we can never be "whole" in a Biblical sense until we have total health body, mind, and soul.
Discovering spiritual gifts
Christians are often not aware of the particular gifts bestowed on them by the Holy Spirit. Now a carefully designed test will help them identify these gifts.
The Grand Climax
We expect from heaven our Saviour Jesus Christ, who will change our body of humiliation and make it conform to his own body of glory; and we believe that, in that day, the dead who are in Christ, coming out from their tombs at his voice, and the faithful then living on the earth, all transformed through his power, will be taken up together into the clouds to meet him, and that thus we shall always be with our Saviour.—Confession of the Evangelical Free Church of Geneva, 1848, Art. xiii.
Customers wanted—no experience required
With dozens of other churches to choose from, why should anyone choose your church? Is it location, architecture, program, pastor, or denominational identity? Or is there something more?
The gospel at Sinai
Ever since sin entered the world, mans natural tendency has been to try to strike a bargain with God that will better his own situation. But this understanding of "covenant" is far from what God was trying to communicate at Sinai.
Psalm 150, the "praise" psalm, includes references to many musical instruments of antiquity. Is this simply a catalog of these instruments, or did the psalmist mention them for a reason?
Shepherdess: A woman's touch
Could Jesus heal her? Years of hopeless visits to doctors told her No. The isolation forced on her by ceremonial law said No. But a glimmer of hope kept her going. Until that fateful day.