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The Dignity of the Christian Ministry

Charles Bridges

The Divine original of the Christian Ministry has already opened a view of its dignity far above any earthly honour or elevation, and such as the infidel scoff can never degrade. An institution—introduced into the world, and confirmed to the Church, with such solemn preparation—conversant with the interests, and entrusted with the charge, of immortal souls—ordained as the main instrument for the renovation of the world, and the building up of the Church—cannot be of inferior eminence.

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By | October 19th, 2017|Church, Preaching|

Jesus Christ Will Return Again

Albert N. Martin

For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also that are fallen asleep in Jesus will God bring with him. For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we that are alive, that are left unto the coming of the Lord, shall in no wise precede them that are fallen asleep. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven (1 Thess 4:14-16).

There it is in artless simplicity. The Lord Himself; not one like Him; not one resembling Him; not one in the place of Him. The Lord Himself shall descend!

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By | October 19th, 2017|Christ, Christian Life, Herald|

Youth Warned Against Sin

John Angell James

Rejoice, O young man, in thy youth; and let thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy youth, and walk in the ways of thine heart, and in the sight of thine eyes: but know thou, that for all these things God will bring thee into judgment. —Ecclesiastes 11:9

No one was more capable of forming a correct opinion on this subject than Solomon, since no man ever commanded more resources of earthly delight than he did or ever more eagerly availed himself of the opportunities that he possessed…

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By | October 18th, 2017|Contemporary Issues, Herald, Man, Sin|

The Divine Origin and Institution of the Christian Ministry

Charles Bridges

The Church is the mirror that reflects the whole effulgence1 of the Divine character. It is the grand scene, in which the perfections of Jehovah2 are displayed to the universe. The revelations made to the Church—the successive grand events in her history—and, above all—the manifestation of “the glory of God in the Person of Jesus Christ”—furnish even to the heavenly intelligences fresh subjects of adoring contemplation.3

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By | October 12th, 2017|Church, Herald, Preaching|

The Lord’s Coming is Certain to Occur

Albert N. Martin

There are some things we can know for certain, and one of them is: that the Lord Jesus Christ, who is presently seated at the right hand of the majesty on high, will return physically, visibly, in power and in great glory at the end of the age.

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By | October 12th, 2017|Herald|

Charles Bridges

Charles Bridges, M.A. (1794 - 1869), was a preacher and theologian in the Church of England, and a leader of that denomination’s Evangelical Party. Educated at Queens’ College, Cambridge, he was ordained in 1817 and served from 1823 to 1849 as vicar of Old Newton, Suffolk.

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By | October 12th, 2017|Biography, Herald|

Helps to the Piety of the Pastor

Thomas Murphy

Having spoken of the hinderances, we would now enumerate some of the helps, to a deeper spirituality which this office furnishes. It carries with it certain advantages for the promotion of personal piety advantages which are not possessed by any other calling in life. These should receive the closest attention by him who holds the sacred office.

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By | October 5th, 2017|Herald, Pastoral Theology|

True Faith and Love in Christ

Albert N. Martin

"The wrath of God abides upon him that believes not." How do we know that they believe not? Because if they truly believe they love! If they do not love, it’s because they are yet the unbelieving who see no glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

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By | October 5th, 2017|Christ, Christian Life, Herald|

Beware of Murmuring Under Affliction

J.C. Ryle

Every sickness and sorrow is a gracious message from God, and is meant to call us nearer to Him. Let us pray that we may learn the lesson that each affliction is appointed to convey.

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By | September 29th, 2017|Affliction, Christian Life, Herald|

Hinderances in the Way of Ministerial Piety

Thomas Murphy

There are certain things which are in danger of impeding the progress of the clergyman in holiness. There are temptations which are peculiar to him and which arise from the nature of his office. His very advantages and means of usefulness sometimes become a snare when they are not properly guarded.

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By | September 28th, 2017|Herald, Pastoral Theology|