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 Journey of Faith

Dr-Albert-N-MartinAlbert N. Martin

“Oh God, do it again! Do it in our day! Do it for Thy glory and praise!” Such are the prayers that instinctively rise from the hearts of serious Christians when they read or hear accounts of true conversions and of Spirit-wrought seasons of awakening and revival.

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By | November 17th, 2016|Evangelism, Herald, Salvation|

Wheat or Chaff

jc-ryle-hg-contJ. C. Ryle

Viewed with the eye of man, the earth contains many different sorts of inhabitants. Viewed with the eye of God, it only contains two. Man’s eye looks at the outward appearance: this is all he thinks of. The eye of God looks at the heart: this is the only part of which He takes any account. And tried by the state of their hearts, there are but two classes into which people can be divided: either they are wheat or they are chaff.

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By | September 26th, 2016|Herald, Salvation|

Assured of Salvation by an Inward Witness

pastor-d-scott-meadowsD. Scott Meadows

John Newton’s eighth letter of 41 on religious subjects addresses assurance of salvation. It rightly presupposes that each person is either saved or lost and that we need to know for sure which we are. He says this comes by applying 1 John 5.7–10. My abridged paraphrase follows with paragraphs corresponding to the original.

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By | March 10th, 2016|Herald, Salvation|

The Salvation of Christ (2)

Dr-Albert-N-MartinAlbert N. Martin

In 2 Corinthians 5 the Apostle Paul has been writing about his own life and his own ministry. He’s been telling the Corinthians what makes him tick as a minister of the gospel, that he is driven by an ambition to please Jesus Christ. (Verse 9.) He is driven by the constraining love of Christ. (Verse 14.) Then he tells us in the language of the text in verse 17, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation: the old has gone; the new has come. And all this is from God.”

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By | November 15th, 2015|Christ, Herald, Salvation|

The Salvation of Christ (1)

Dr-Albert-N-MartinAlbert N. Martin

Attachment to the Person of Christ and adherence to the Word of Christ are inseparable realities in the salvation of Christ. Now, I’m not trying to be clever or cute with words in stating the proposition that way. I’ve labored to reduce to the simplest common denominator this very vital truth of the Word of God: that attachment to the Person of Christ and adherence to the Word of Christ are inseparable realities in the salvation of Christ.

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By | November 8th, 2015|Christ, Herald, Salvation|

The Day of Their Salvation

thomas-boston

Time was when almost all the houses of Scotland numbered among their most prized possessions two books apart from God's Holy Word itself. Seated on that place of honour by the inglenook with the fire's reflection dancing on its covers reigned the true Word of God itself – the Bible. But in subordinate grandeur beneath the living truth of God sat those two princes - John Bunyan, and Thomas Boston.

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By | October 8th, 2015|Biography, Herald, Salvation|

Strive to Enter (3)

Dr-Albert-N-MartinAlbert N. Martin

When Jesus said, “Strive to enter,” what was He saying? He’s saying that you don’t sit back and do nothing with respect to your conversion. He’s saying that you don’t ask God to save you while you don’t use the means appointed for imparting salvation. Thirdly, He’s saying that you do the things that are appointed as a means of bringing salvation with all diligence, and you start right now.

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By | July 26th, 2015|Herald, Salvation|

Wheat or Chaff

wheatJ.C. Ryle

Viewed with the eye of man, the earth contains many different sorts of inhabitants. Viewed with the eye of God, it only contains two. Man’s eye looks at the outward appearance: this is all he thinks of. The eye of God looks at the heart: this is the only part of which He takes any account.

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By | July 18th, 2015|Herald, Salvation|

Christ Glorified by the Spirit

071320151439-SpurgeonCharles Spurgeon

Let the Christian feel that the teaching which lowers the work of Christ makes it dependent upon the will of man as to its efficacy, puts the cross on the ground, and saith, “That blood is shed, but it may be shed in vain, shed in vain for you.” – let us all feel that such teaching cometh not from the Spirit of God.


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By | July 13th, 2015|Christ, Herald, Salvation|