All Shall Be Brought to the Judgment Seat of Christ I

Dr-Albert-N-MartinAlbert N. Martin

At the return of Christ all who are truly in Christ shall be brought to the judgment seat of Christ in order to be openly identified, vindicated, and confessed by Christ, and to receive the rewards of grace from Christ.

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By | March 23rd, 2017|Christ, Christian Life, Herald|

Redemption’s Three Parties

pastor-d-scott-meadowsD. Scott Meadows

For the LORD hath redeemed Jacob, and ransomed him from the hand of him that was stronger than he (Jer 31.11).

Jeremiah foretold days of restoration for Israel after she had been decimated by well-deserved discipline for her apostasy. Through Jeremiah, the LORD promised to bring the exiles home and bless them again beyond anything they had ever known. Both the exile of Judah (586 B.C.) and the several waves of returning exiles were yet future; Jeremiah lived to see the first but not the second.

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By | March 16th, 2017|Christ, Herald, Salvation|

The Events of the Lord’s Return

Dr-Albert-N-MartinAlbert N. Martin

When we see the major events that are clearly revealed and are manifold, then I trust our minds and hearts will be settled with an even more intense and biblically-informed longing for the return of our Lord Jesus Christ.

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By | March 9th, 2017|Christ, Herald|

The Precise Time of the Lord’s Return

Dr-Albert-N-MartinAlbert N. Martin

Now we come in the third place to consider: as to the precise time of the Lord’s return, for us—it is imminent, indefinite and unknowable... James in chapter 5, verses 8 and 9, uses similar language. He tells us, “The coming of the Lord is at hand...behold, the judge stands before the doors.”

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

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|