He Shall Come II

Dr-Albert-N-MartinAlbert N. Martin

Now, the question is this: after all of this stretching over several millennia—from the creation of our first parents to their fall into sin, to God’s initial announcement of redemptive grace, all the way through to the appearance of our Lord Jesus, His death, burial, resurrection, ascension, and descending of the Spirit—what is the next great act of God in that history? It is the return of the Lord Jesus Christ.

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By | February 15th, 2017|Christ, Herald|

All That Matters

pastor-d-scott-meadowsD. Scott Meadows

For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature (Gal 6.15).

“In Christ Jesus” directs us to consider that which is of soteriological significance (i.e., salvation). It is tantamount to Paul writing, “When it comes to matters of salvation,” because to be “in Christ Jesus,” according to Paul, is to be saved.

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By | February 10th, 2017|Christ, Herald|

He Shall Come I

Dr-Albert-N-MartinAlbert N. Martin

The Lord Jesus who testified of the things which John records, His last words to His Church through all of the ages that have unfolded since He went back to the right hand of the majesty on high are these words: “I come quickly.” To which the people of God in every successive generation have answered in this eager anticipation of His return: “Even so come, Lord Jesus.”

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By | February 2nd, 2017|Christ, Herald|

Christ’s Second Coming

Dr-Albert-N-MartinAlbert N. Martin

Colossians 3:4, “When Christ, who is our life, shall be manifested [the Second Coming], then shall we also be manifested with Him in glory.” True believers who are in a healthy, spiritual state eagerly await and love the return of Christ.

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By | January 26th, 2017|Christ, Herald|

Christ is Man (2)

Thomas Brooks

And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us (and we beheld his glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father), full of grace and truth (John 1:14).

Christ took to Himself the whole human nature in both the essential parts of man: soul and body. The two essential and constitutive parts of man are soul and body; where these two are, there is the true man. Now Christ had both: therefore, He was true man.

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By | January 19th, 2017|Christ, Herald, Theology|

True Faith and Loving Christ

Dr-Albert-N-MartinAlbert N. Martin

True faith in Christ will always lead to and be accompanied by love to the Person of Christ. The Scriptures are very clear in declaring to us the unique place of faith as the sole means by which we appropriate and receive Christ and all the salvation that’s in Him. We must never, never budge from a clear understanding that faith is assigned a unique place.

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By | January 17th, 2017|Christ, Christian Life, Herald|

Why Yearn for the Return of Christ? (2)

Dr-Albert-N-MartinAlbert N. Martin

Belief in and expectation of the return of Christ was indeed a vital element of ordinary, New Testament, Christian experience. So much so that the little Aramaic phrase maranatha, O Lord, come, became part of the common verbal stuff of the churches, the consciousness that the faith of the Christian was a faith that looked forward to the consummation at the coming of Christ.

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By | January 12th, 2017|Christ, Christian Life, Herald|

Christ is Man (1)

Thomas Brooks

And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us (and we beheld his glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father), full of grace and truth (John 1:14).

Concerning the manhood of Christ, let me say that as He is very56 God, so He is very man: “the man Christ Jesus” (1Ti 2:5). Christ is true man, but not mere man. The word is not to be taken exclusively, as denying the divine nature.

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By | January 11th, 2017|Christ, Herald, Theology|

Why Yearn for the Return of Christ? (1)

Dr-Albert-N-MartinAlbert N. Martin

"He humbled Himself, becoming obedient even unto death, yea, the death of the cross. Wherefore also God highly exalted Him, and gave unto Him the name which is above every name; that in the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven and things on earth and things under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father." (Phil. 2:8-11).

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

Christ, the Fountain of Comfort

Octavius Winslow

Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort. —2 Corinthians 1:3

It is in the heart of God to comfort His people. We need to begin with this central truth. All real comfort for any sorrow flows from sympathy, and true sympathy is the reflection of the heart. All our divine comfort is the pure reflection of the heart of God.

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By | December 29th, 2016|Affliction, Christ, Herald|