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|

The Great Giver

sky-thumbA.W. Pink

He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things? —Romans 8:32

Our text tells of the gracious character of our loving God as interpreted by the gift of His Son. And this, not merely for the instruction of our minds, but for the comfort and assurance of our hearts.

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By | December 12th, 2016|Affliction, Herald|

Beloved, and yet Afflicted

071320151439-SpurgeonCharles H. Spurgeon

That disciple whom Jesus loved is not at all backward1 to re-cord that Jesus loved Lazarus too. There are no jealousies among those who are chosen by the Well-beloved. Jesus loved Mary, Martha, and Lazarus: it is a happy thing where a whole family lives in the love of Jesus.

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By | December 5th, 2016|Affliction, Christian Life, Herald|

Good Comes Through Affliction

thomas-brooksThomas Brooks

A gracious soul secretly concludes, “As stars shine brightest in the night, so God will make my soul shine and glisten like gold while I am in this furnace, and when I come out of the furnace of affliction.” “But he knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold” (Job 23:10).

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By | December 1st, 2016|Affliction, Christian Life, Herald|

Cheer Up, My Dear Friends II

071320151439-SpurgeonCharles H. Spurgeon

And he set the priests in their charges, and encouraged them
to the service of the house of the LORD. —2 Chronicles 35:2


And it is so in the work of Christ. We must keep on battering, battering, battering, and at last, though it may not be for another thousand years, the Lord will triumph! Though Christ cometh quickly, He may not come for another ten thousand years. But in any case, idolatry must die and truth must reign.

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By | November 17th, 2016|Affliction, Christian Life, Church, Herald|

Cheer Up, My Dear Friends I

071320151439-SpurgeonCharles H. Spurgeon

And he set the priests in their charges, and encouraged them
to the service of the house of the LORD. —2 Chronicles 35:2


I am hardly going to preach so much as to talk to different persons who are discouraged in the work of the Lord, that we may rouse them up, rally them round us, and encourage them.

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By | November 17th, 2016|Affliction, Christian Life, Church, Herald|

Tried by Fire II

goldA.W. Pink

But he knoweth the way that I take: when he hath
tried me I shall come forth as gold (Job 23:10).


“When he hath tried me.” If we realized this more, we should bear up better in the hour of affliction and be more patient under suffering.

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By | November 16th, 2016|Affliction, Christian Life, Herald|

Be Silent Before the Lord

Thomas BrooksThomas Brooks

Christian! Your present afflictions are not great if compared with the afflictions and torments of many of the damned, who, when they were in this world, never sinned at so high a rate as you have done! There are many now in hell who never sinned against such clear light as you have done, nor against such special love as you have done, nor against such precious mercies as you have done!

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By | November 10th, 2016|Affliction, Christian Life, Herald|

Tried by Fire I

fireA.W. Pink

But he knoweth the way that I take: when he hath
tried me I shall come forth as gold (Job 23:10).


Poor Job felt that his lot was unbearable. But he recovers himself. He checks his hasty outburst and revises his impetuous1 decision. How often we all have to correct ourselves!

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By | November 9th, 2016|Affliction, Christian Life, Herald|

Remembering Arif and Kathy Khan

arif-kathy-khanDr. Alan J. Dunn

Remembering is essential to sustaining our covenant relationship with the Lord. Throughout Scripture, we are repeatedly told to remember God’s deeds, words and promises. When we worship, we are covenantally remembering. We find the motif of “remembering” in Nehemiah as he occasionally asks the Lord to remember his service to the people for the Lord’s sake. Nehemiah is asking that his sincere good works not be forgotten, but rewarded.

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By | August 28th, 2015|Affliction, Christian Life, Herald|