This week is the second Family Week. For information about what Family Week is, see my previous article last month. This is an initiative from and for the Free Reformed Church of Kelmscott, but I invite others to participate as well, if they want. This is the material for this week: 1. For Sunday or… Continue reading Family Week 2 – 8 August
In July 2020 the congregation of Kelmscott starts a new project: family week. A document has been sent to the congregation and an article with Biblical background will be published in Una Sancta in the near future. In short, what is happening during family week is being described here. Material for the first Family Week… Continue reading Family Week 5-11 July 2020
The Bible Study about Revelation 10 and 11 is ready to go. It is available on the YouTube account of the Free Reformed Church of Kelmscott. An outline can be downloaded here. With the changing situation and the Bible Study Clubs being able to get together again, starting next week, I will finish this Bible… Continue reading Bible Study Revelation 10 and 11
The Bible Study Revelation 8 and 9 is online now and can be watched here. An outline is available for download here. Revelation 8 Vs. 1: Seventh seal opened! silence: goes to climax! During half hour: preparation for the seven trumpets. Trumpets: to announce. The seven trumpets are going to announce the Judge. They indicate:… Continue reading Bible Study Revelation 8 and 9
The Bible Study for Revelation 7 is available online. An outline can be downloaded here. Bible Study Revelation 7 the sealed servants of God After these things: see 6:17 Four angels: the four corners of the earth. Four winds: Four is number of the earth. Earth, sea, tree: trees mentioned: usually most affected by storms.… Continue reading Bible Study Revelation 7
The Bible Study about Revelation 6 is online: click here. An outline for this Bible Study is available as well, click here. Revelation 6: Six seals opened The First Four Seals: Opening of seals: not the contents of the scroll yet. First four seals: group of four: four is number of the earth, four creatures… Continue reading Bible Study Revelation 6
This week’s Bible Study is ready and online. This is the link to the video. The outline in PDF format is available here. Bible Study Revelation 5 The scroll in God’s right hand: God’s right hand : His power. (Ex. 15:6,12; Ps. 44:4, 63:9, 118:15, Is 48:13). The scroll: Ezekiel 2:9 : also written on front and… Continue reading Bible Study Revelation 5
This week’s Bible Study is ready and online. This is the link to the video. The outline in PDF format is available here. Bible Study Revelation 4 Second Vision: ch. 4-16. Structured around the symbols: Four part introduction of the second vision: ‘In the Spirit’ (see also 1:10; 17:3, 21:9) Someone (an angel: 17:3, 21:9;… Continue reading Bible Study Revelation 4
The Bible Study for Revelation 2 & 3 is available. This time I have a longer and a shorter version. Revelation 2 and 3 form a unity: the seven letters to the seven churches in Asia. I wanted to keep them together in this Bible Study. If I also want to go in a bit… Continue reading Bible Study Revelation 2 & 3
This is the third Bible Study on Revelation. An outline in PDF format for this Bible Study can be found here: This is the outline for the entire chapter 1. The outline for today’s Bible Study are the pages 13 – 15. The video with the Bible Study can be found here. Verse 9 – 11 Verse… Continue reading Bible Study Revelation 1:9-20
This is the second Bible Study on Revelation. An outline for this Bible Study can be found here. The outline for today’s Bible Study are the pages 7 and 8. The video with the Bible Study can be found here. Revelation 1:4-8 Greeting the Seven Churches 4 John, to the seven churches which are in Asia:… Continue reading Bible Study Revelation 1:4-8
This is the first Bible Study on the book of Revelation. It was initially made for the Free Reformed Church of Kelmscott, but others can benefit from it as well. The audio is not very good, but in the present circumstances it is just about impossible to find a better microphone. I keep looking and… Continue reading Bible Study Revelation 1:1-3
According to archeologists, about 3700 years ago a massive airburst meteor blasted a 25 km wide circular plain on the northeastern edge of the Dead Sea. In an article in ‘Perth Now’, Jamie Seidel reports that the Trinity Southwest University archaeologist and biblical researcher Philip Silvia revealed these findings in a presentation to the… Continue reading Was Sodom destroyed by an asteroid?
On the 18th of June, the Synod of the Free Reformed Churches of Australia will convene. This synod will have to deal with the report of the deputies for relations with our Dutch sister churches. This report has received quite some attention in our churches. Of course, this also leads to the inevitable situation in… Continue reading How do we read the Bible?
Every so often you can read ‘prophecies’ about the end of the world. Often these ‘prophets’ claim to have a special kind of revelation through which they are able to understand the Bible better than anyone else, even better than our Lord Jesus Christ Himself (Matthew 24:36-44; Mark 13:32-37). The Rapture Now again, there is… Continue reading 23 April: The End of the World?
Archaeologists have discovered a seal impression dating from the 8th century BC which may have belonged to the prophet Isaiah. The prophet lived in the time of Ahaz and Hezekiah, which was indeed during the 8th century BC. Ophel excavation This seal was found at a scientific archaeological excavation in Jerusalem, at the Ophel, which… Continue reading Seal of the Prophet Isaiah found?
Creation The Bible tells us that God created everything that exists. Before anything existed, God was there. He was always there. It is impossible for us to grasp that God has no beginning. We are made by Him, we should not think we know more or know it better than He Who created us. God… Continue reading What Does The Bible Say?
The Bible is the Word of God. Through the Bible God speaks to us. Why does God speak to us through human beings? Why does He not speak to us directly from heaven? That is because God’s own people chose this way of communication between God and us. In Exodus 20, we can read that… Continue reading Why is it important to read the Bible?