Category Archive for: ‘March 2013’

Portraits: Rev. Steve Altman

I was born on December 24, 1972, in Toledo, Ohio. I was not raised in a Christian home, but by the grace of God, in October of 1993, my in-laws took my wife and me with them to a Christian conference being held in Indianapolis only one week after we were married. While there, I went to hear the testimony …

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Heidelberg—450: Prolegomena – With Reference To The Catechism

Zacharias Ursinus [The following is taken from the Special Prolegomena to Ursinus’s Commentary on the Heidelberg Catechism. In this article we are given some of the basics of catechizing in general and Ursinus’s teaching on the structure and purpose of the Heidelberg Catechism. Having been written in 1563, we are, this year, celebrating the 450th Anniversary of this instructional creed …

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Healed in the Name of Jesus Christ

Acts 3:1–10             Sometimes we have taught our children a little ditty which almost word for word mimics the words that we have before us: Peter and John went to pray, They met a lame man on the way. He asked for alms and held out his palms. And this is what Peter did say: …

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Comfort for the Struggling, Downcast Christian

Rev. Scott Henry To the struggling, downcast Christian, let me begin this article by saying that you are not alone; all Christians struggle in this life—to one degree or another—against particular, besetting sins, trials, temptations, disappointments, tribulation, sickness, and ordinary problems of daily life. In Psalm 34:19 we read the following words: “Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but …

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The Significance of the Temptations of Christ

Rev. Randall Klynsma If we were asked about the temptations of Christ, many of us could probably list the three and with a little effort find where they’re recorded in the Gospels. They are found in Matthew 4 and Luke 4, and then briefly mentioned in Mark 1:13. Interestingly, and for no obvious reason, there is a change in their …

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