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Calvin’s Comprehensive Piety

Dr. Joel R. Beeke

One key area of the Reformation that is often forgotten is that of the great revival of biblical piety, particularly as it manifested itself in the theology and lives of the Reformers and the Puritans. No one set forth what biblical piety is so succinctly and frequently as the Reformation’s greatest systematician, John Calvin (1509–1564).

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By | June 27th, 2017|Herald, John Calvin, Pastoral Theology|

The Greatness of the Work of the Minister

Thomas Murphy

God has called them, and sent them to speak to their fellow-men in his name. He has laid the obligation on them to take his messages as they are found written out in the Holy Oracles, and proclaim them aloud to the whole world.

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By | June 27th, 2017|Church, Herald, Pastoral Theology, Preaching|

When the Weary, Seeking Rest

Horatius Bonar

When the weary, seeking rest,
To Thy goodness flee;
Hear then in love, O Lord, the cry
In Heav’n, Thy dwelling place on high.

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By | June 27th, 2017|Affliction, Christian Life, Gospel, Herald|

Assurance in Prayer (Psa 34.17, 18)

pastor-d-scott-meadowsD. Scott Meadows

Honestly, we are prone to doubt that prayer does any good, and then to slacken our praying, if we do not stop altogether. One reason is that we do not receive instant answers; our trials are often prolonged. Then doubt creeps in, hope fades, and God seems far away.

Believers have always been vulnerable to these temptations. Scripture meets them where they are with words of consolation and encouragement. Faith lays hold of them and perseveres through the night until the dawn of answered prayer.

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By | June 22nd, 2017|Christian Life, Herald, Prayer|

Christianity Without a Cross

jc-ryle-1302015-219J.C. Ryle

Surely a Christian should be willing to give up anything which stands between him and heaven. A religion that costs nothing is worth nothing! A cheap Christianity, without a cross, will prove in the end a useless Christianity, without a crown.

By | June 20th, 2017|Enlightening Thoughts|

A True Saint

Thomas Watson

A true saint carries Christ in his heart and the cross in his shoulders.

By | June 20th, 2017|Enlightening Thoughts|

The Return of Jesus According to the New Testament

Albert N. Martin

Turn with me to the first chapter of the Book of the Acts to the Apostles. I shall read once more in your hearing the first twelve verses and then two verses from the latter part of the 24th chapter of the gospel of Luke. Both are written by Doctor Luke, guided by the Holy Spirit.

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By | June 16th, 2017|Christ, Christian Life, Herald|

Hard-Heartedness Reproved

pastor-d-scott-meadowsD. Scott Meadows

I have overthrown some of you, as God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah, and ye were as a firebrand plucked out of the burning: yet have ye not returned unto me, saith the LORD
(Amos 4.11).

Our basic fault in relation to God is hard-heartedness. Sin has its own momentum. It is a boulder rolling downhill and picking up speed; only Omnipotence can stop it. The Lord mercifully reproves us that we may repent in time, and even if we won’t, His goodness and justice will be magnified all the more in our condemnation on Judgment Day.

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By | June 15th, 2017|Christian Life, Herald|

Importance of the Office of a Pastor

Thomas Murphy

The nature of the office of the gospel ministry is such that its duties cannot be too thoughtfully regarded. It is an office which was established by Christ himself, the great Head of the Church. Its commission is held from the authority of Heaven, and its duties are connected with the kingdom of God. Would it have been ordained by this special appointment of our Lord for any other than the most important ends? What dignity it receives from the consideration that it has not come from the contrivance of human wisdom, but that it emanated directly from Jehovah!

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By | June 13th, 2017|Herald, Pastoral Theology|

The Grace of God Has Appeared Saving to All Men

Albert N. Martin

Grace brings salvation to hell-deserving sinners. Grace in the Person and work of Jesus and in the outpoured Spirit, that grace has not only appeared saving to all men, but it comes instructing. What is its instruction? Instructing us to the intent that we deny ungodliness and worldly lusts, turning away from everything that is unlike God.

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By | June 9th, 2017|Christ, Christian Life, Gospel, Herald|