Thanksgiving in Prison?

prison-cellRev. Marty Slingerland

And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises
unto God: and the prisoners heard them. —ACTS 16:25


On Thanksgiving Day, we reflect on our blessings and express our gratitude for the joy they give us. We do this in private worship, in family worship, and in public worship.

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By | November 23rd, 2016|Bible Characters, Christian Life, Herald|

Beware of the Counsel of Gamaliel

gamaliel-tinyPeter Masters

And now I say unto you, Refrain from these men, and let them alone: for if this counsel or this work be of men, it will come to nought: but if it be of God, ye cannot overthrow it; lest haply ye be found even to fight against God (Acts 5.38-39).

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By | August 18th, 2016|Bible Characters, Contemporary Issues, Herald|

Could You Have Done Better than Adam?

drjoelrbeeke031652015Dr. Joel R. Beeke

How could God punish Adam over such a little thing as eating a piece of fruit? When Adam and his wife took the fruit from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, it was a very serious sin (Gen. 2:16–17; 3:1–6). It was not the fruit that made it so bad as what eating the fruit said about what they thought of God and how they treated Him.

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By | February 19th, 2016|Bible Characters, Herald|

Sights that Gladden

Pastor-Jack-Seaton W. J. Seaton One of the most comforting sights that was afforded that good man Stephen as he was called to give up his life in the cause of the gospel in Acts chapter seven, must surely have been right at the outset of that storm of malice and abuse.

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By | July 26th, 2015|Bible Characters, Herald|

Bring the Books

© 1984 Adair

© 1984 Adair

C. H. Spurgeon

Foolish persons have made remarks upon the trifles of Scripture. They have marveled why so little a matter as a cloak should be mentioned in an inspired book; but they ought to know that this is one of the many indications that the book is by the same author as the book of nature. Are there not things which our short-sightedness would call trifles in the volume of creation around us? What is the peculiar value of the daisy upon the lawn, or the buttercup in the meadow?

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By | July 24th, 2015|Bible Characters, Herald|

Companions of the Apostle Paul, Part 2

dr-peter-mastersDr. Peter Masters

After Justus the better-known name of Epaphras appears – 'Epaphras, who is one of you [a Colossian], a servant of Christ' (verse 12). What was distinctive about Epaphras? There is something that was probably true of the others also, but it particularly distinguishes this brother – he is an interceder. Paul says he was 'always labouring fervently for you in prayers'.


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By | June 16th, 2015|Bible Characters, Herald, Service|

Companions of the Apostle Paul, Part 1

dr-peter-mastersDr. Peter Masters

Seven most notable companions of Paul named in Romans. What they did, the risks they took, how they suffered, and their distinguishing accomplishments.

Towards the end of Paul's remarkable letter to the Colossians, written during his first imprisonment in Rome, he names seven men who assisted him at that time, men whose lives continue to challenge and encourage us today.

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By | June 15th, 2015|Bible Characters, Herald, Service|