Genuine Love to the Brethren

pastor-d-scott-meadowsD. Scott Meadows

In this spiritual letter, John Newton touches upon one of the most significant matters of all—the qualities of that brotherly love graciously produced by God in the souls and lives of those who are truly saved. Paragraphs correspond with the original in this abridged paraphrase.

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By | March 2nd, 2017|Christian Life, Church, Herald|

Jesus’ View of the Christian Ministry

pastor-d-scott-meadowsD. Scott Meadows

Go your ways: behold, I send you forth as lambs among wolves (Luke 10.3).

While it is true that all Christians are called to serve the Lord in all of life, and that bearing a verbal witness to Him before unbelievers is the blessed privilege of every Christian, the sacred call of men to the pastoral office and labors remains firmly established by Scripture.

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By | January 30th, 2017|Church, Herald, Pastoral Theology|

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|

Why Should We Sing Psalms? (2)

drjoelrbeeke031652015Dr. Joel R. Beeke

Singing psalms is our biblical duty, but we may also rejoice that it is for our good. All of God’s Word aims at our profit, and there is much profit in singing psalms. It is good for our hearts to be enlarged (Ps. 119:32) and our faith and minds to be established and strengthened by God’s grace.

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By | July 13th, 2016|Church, Doctrinal Christianity, Herald, Music|

The Christian Sabbath by Robert Paul Martin

The-Christian-Sabbath-Dr-Robert-Martin-07-07-2016__46967.1467901011.1280.1280Albert N. Martin

This book has been written for Christians who want a biblical answer to the question, “Under the terms of the New Covenant, does God require me to keep a Sabbath day?” If this is who you are, my prayer is that the Lord of the Sabbath will bless you as you go with me into the Scriptures to see what they teach about the Christian Sabbath.

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By | July 7th, 2016|Christian Life, Church, Herald|

Exercising a True Deliverance Ministry

91012142015Dr. Peter Masters

The title of this article is obviously not meant in a charismatic sense. We offer no advice on how to cast out demons, rather on how to help true believers who have been heavily influenced by charismatic ideas, and who have come to see them as wrong. They have come away from the world of tongues, visions, prophecies, ecstasies, dancing, falling down slain, and all associated activities, and have sought fellowship among 'traditional' Bible-believing Christians.

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By | December 14th, 2015|Church, Herald|

Compromised Churchmanship & the Collapse of Truth

Dr. Alan DunnDr. Alan J. Dunn

Paul gives us a profound, God-centered definition of the church as the house[hold] of the living God. The living God is the true God whose revelation of Himself is the truth. Paul informs us that the church is the pillar and support of the truth. Question: “What collapses if and when the church fails to be the pillar and support?” The title to this article already provides the answer to my question. The truth.

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By | December 10th, 2015|Church, Herald|

Profitable Questions to Church Members

charles-spurgeonWe might well reverse the words of the Apostle Paul this month, and say: "ye see how SMALL a letter I have written you …" Sometimes, when we want to impress some vital lesson upon our own hearts, or the hearts of our readers or hearers, it is best done in few words. This procedure I want to follow this month, and ask a few simple questions on a most vital subject.

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By | October 23rd, 2015|Church, Herald|

Cessationism – Proving Charismatic Gifts have Ceased

red-lightDr. Peter Masters

Does the Bible teach definitively that the charismatic gifts have ceased? Can cessationism (the view that they have ended) be proved? Some say that the cessationism cannot be conclusively proved from Scripture. We believe, however, that the ceasing of revelatory and sign-gifts in the time of the apostles is very plainly taught in God’s Word, so plainly, in fact, that the opposite view has only seriously appeared in the last 100 years or so.

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By | September 8th, 2015|Cessationism, Church, Herald|

Look Who’s Here

Dr. Alan DunnDr. Alan J. Dunn

We in the New Covenant participate in a great Exodus. Christ, our Passover Lamb, has delivered us from Satan's dominion. We are now aliens, sojourners in this wilderness, en route to our Promised Rest in the consummated Kingdom. In this wilderness we, as ancient Israel, are called to warfare. In this wilderness, we are also called to uphold the worship of God.

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By | July 28th, 2015|Church, Herald|