The Ministry of Angels

D. Scott Meadows

The biblical testimony to angels is judged to be superstitious and unbelievable. This skeptical, secular spirit infects even true Christians. In this letter, Newton reminds us that angels are real and that good angels are sent by God to promote our salvation.

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By | February 23rd, 2018|Christian Life, Herald|

The Bible the Best Companion

Ashton Oxenden

There are many books which may be read with profit in the days of sickness. But there is one Book better than them all. I mean God's own Book, the Bible. Other books are from men: this is from God.

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By | February 21st, 2018|Affliction, Herald, Meditations|

There Is No Harvest Until the Seed Is Ripe

J.C. Ryle

Let us rest satisfied, that there is no chance, no accident, no mistake about the decease of any of God's children.

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By | February 21st, 2018|Christian Life, Herald|

Counsel to Professing Christians Buying and Selling

D. Scott Meadows

Pastor John Newton not only preached the gospel but he also exhorted believers to lead morally upright lives. In this letter, he exposes a corrupt practice in his day: smuggling imports into Great Britain without paying the legal customs charges to the government. Newton solemnly warns Christians, tempted by frugality or greed, against participating at all in these censurable practices, even if they would save only a few shillings on groceries.

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By | February 9th, 2018|Christian Life, Contemporary Issues, Herald|

Difficulties in Prayer

Ashton Oxenden

When we are in health, and especially if we are much taken up with worldly business, we are apt to imagine that the days of sickness are especially favorable to prayer. Is this the case? In some respects it is.

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By | February 7th, 2018|Affliction, Christian Life, Herald|

The Great Importance of Right Hearing

J.C. Ryle

So take care how you listen; for whoever has, to him more shall be given; and whoever does not have, even what he thinks he has shall be taken away from him. (Luke 8:18).

The words of our Lord Jesus Christ ought to impress that lesson deeply on our hearts. He says, "Take heed how you hear."

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By | February 7th, 2018|Christ, Christian Life, Herald|

Workers Who Are Under Great Difficulties

Charles H. Spurgeon

Let me inspirit you in the face of assailants. The forces ranged against you might be stumbling-blocks to fools, but they shall only prove a stimulus to men. One day your honour shall be the greater and your reward shall be the higher because of these adverse elements. Therefore, be brave and fear not, but advance in the strength of God.

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By | January 31st, 2018|Affliction, Christian Life, Herald|

How Affliction Should Be Received

Ashton Oxenden

Some receive affliction as if they deserved a different treatment from God. They murmur at it. It chafes and irritates them. Like "a bullock unaccustomed to the yoke," they will not bend their neck. This must be wrong; for shall we receive good at the hands of God, and not evil? If chastisement is our portion, must it not be well for us?

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By | January 26th, 2018|Affliction, Christian Life, Herald|

Spiritual Maturity

D. Scott Meadows

But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil (Hebrews 5:14).

Scripture abounds in metaphors. Physical maturity for spiritual maturity is the one used here. Infants on a milk-only diet are contrasted with older people eating solid food, but this is only a metaphor for the spiritual reality.

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By | January 26th, 2018|Christian Life, Herald|

God’s Purpose in Afflicting You

Ashton Oxenden

You are convinced, I hope, that God chastens purposely and lovingly. Affliction comes from Him; and He afflicts, not as a stern Judge, but as a Father and a Friend.

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By | January 11th, 2018|Affliction, Christian Life, Herald|