Monthly Archive: September 2012

Celebration and Encouragement of A New Pastor

Celebration and Encouragement of A New Pastor

On October 14, my congregation will, Lord willing, witness the ordination of the newest pastor in the Canadian Reformed Churches.   Our Brother Abel Pol will be ordained by his own father and I have...

The Church’s One Foundation and John Calvin School

The Church’s One Foundation and John Calvin School

This evening I listened as my 6 year old daughter sang the first verse of one my all-time favorite hymn’s. The churches One Foundation, written by Samuel Wesley: The Church’s one foundation Is Jesus...

If We Are Not On Fire Now…We Will Be Later.

If We Are Not On Fire Now…We Will Be Later.

When it comes to Jesus, you cannot stick one foot through the narrow gate and keep one leg on the wide road to destruction.  You cannot sit on the fence so to speak. If you...

Life is Just Too Busy.  Isn’t It?

Life is Just Too Busy. Isn’t It?

How would you describe your life? Busy? Chaotic? Overwhelming? When I get caught in the organized ( I use that term loosely) chaos of my life I find it so easy to simply slip...

Truth Without Love = Nothing

Truth Without Love = Nothing

I am humbled.  I have learned a lot about myself and others in the last couple days.  I believe that the Lord is grieved when His children are not united.  Be it factions in a particular congregation...

Is The Christian Reformed Church a Liberal Church?

Is The Christian Reformed Church a Liberal Church?

 Before you comment please read the entire post. When this post was written, I had a very small audience of people mostly from my own congregation.  At that time I had recently dealt with...

I Let My Devotions Slip.

I Let My Devotions Slip.

This “Monday Men’s” post is going to be lacking.  Sorry for that.  The past two weeks have made me realize how precious and how short time really is. You see,  I have been on evening...

“Skipping Church”  and the Path to Destruction.

“Skipping Church” and the Path to Destruction.

Recently, at my church, we had a sermon by Rev.  Wielenga entitled ENTER THROUGH THE NARROW GATE. This sermon was on Matthew 7:13-14.   Often, during a sermon, the pastor will give an exhortation to the congregation...

Comparing the London Baptist Confession and the Westminster Confession

Comparing the London Baptist Confession and the Westminster Confession

In response to a reader I found this helpful chart with colour coding that compares the WC and the LBC and shows us the differences.  It is written by James Anderson.  Since neither are...

So You Are Reformed?  Is That Similar to Evangelical?

So You Are Reformed? Is That Similar to Evangelical?

“So you are Reformed?  Is that similar to Evangelical?” “ John Piper is Reformed isn’t he?” Good questions. Hmmm.  Yes and no to both questions.  I would like to say that I am not...