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|

God Our Home

pastor-d-scott-meadowsD. Scott Meadows

Lord, thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations (Psa 90.1).

The fruit of the saving work accomplished by the Father, Son, and Spirit, is that the saved enjoy fellowship distinctly with each Person of the blessed Trinity. Our experience of that fellowship will be perfected in the consummation when Christ returns.

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By | January 12th, 2017|Christian Life, Herald, Theology|

Christ is Man (1)

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).

Concerning the manhood of Christ, let me say that as He is very56 God, so He is very man: “the man Christ Jesus” (1Ti 2:5). Christ is true man, but not mere man. The word is not to be taken exclusively, as denying the divine nature.

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By | January 11th, 2017|Christ, Herald, Theology|

“Vengeance is Mine, I will repay”

Dr-Albert-N-MartinAlbert N. Martin

He’s going to come rendering vengeance, and His vengeance will be like a leaping, licking, aggressive, flaming fire! What’s it going to do? It’s going to consume everyone who knows not God and those that obey not the gospel.

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By | December 22nd, 2016|Christ, Eschatology, Herald, Theology|

The Word Made Flesh

jc-ryle-hg-contJ.C. Ryle

And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us (John 1:14).

The main truth that this verse teaches is the reality of our Lord Jesus Christ’s incarnation, or being made man. The plain meaning of these words is that our divine Savior really took human nature upon Him in order to save sinners.

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By | December 22nd, 2016|Christ, Herald, Theology|

God’s Love and Christ’s Incarnation

arthurwpinkArthur W. Pink

"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will" (Ephesians 1:3-5).

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By | December 22nd, 2016|Christ, Herald, Theology|

A Refutation of James the Heretic

pastor-d-scott-meadowsD. Scott Meadows

A friend of mine received a letter from someone named James1 who admits he is a heretic by his own understanding of the term. In his letter he candidly gives his interpretation of John 10.30 where Jesus says, “I and my Father are one.” While insisting that he is a Christian who believes Scripture, “James the Heretic” (hereafter JH) openly denies the Trinity and the deity of Christ.

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By | March 18th, 2016|Herald, Theology|

Who Is Like Thee? (Exod 15.11)

pastor-d-scott-meadowsD. Scott Meadows

Soli Deo Gloria means to God alone be the glory. This is the heartbeat of all God’s self-disclosure in creation and providence. Like a massive, speeding locomotive with God at the throttle, all history barrels forward inexorably to this worthy destination.

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By | August 24th, 2015|Herald, Theology|

The Quest for God

pastor-d-scott-meadowsD. Scott Meadows

"Seek the LORD and his strength, Seek his face continually."

This verse is a snippet from young King David’s psalm of joyful praise (1 Chron 16.7-36; cf. vv. 8-22 with Psa 105.1-15; vv. 23-33 with Psa 96.1-13; v. 34 with Psa 106.1; vv. 35-36 with Psa 106.47-48) when he had, on his second attempt, successfully brought the Ark of the Covenant to Jerusalem. It begins with a series of vigorous exhortations for worshippers of the LORD: give thanks to Him, call upon His name, publish His deeds, sing to Him, talk about His wondrous works, glory in His name, rejoice as His people, and remember His marvelous works (vv. 8-13). Couched among these is another exhortation to make God the object of our unending quest.

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By | January 7th, 2015|Christian Life, Herald, Theology|

An Interpretation of The Phrase: “The Glory Which You Gave Me, I Have Given Them”

jeff-smith-emmanuel-baptist-church-floridaJeff Smith

In v.22 of John 17 Jesus says, “And the glory which You gave Me, I have given them, that they may be one just as we are one.” Notice the connections. Jesus declares that He gives to His people the glory that the Father gave Him and He does so that they may be one just as He and the Father are one. Now the question is what is Jesus talking about here when He refers to this glory? There have been many different interpretations given to this. J.C. Ryle in the notes section of his commentary alone mentions seven and he doesn’t mention all of them.

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By | December 29th, 2014|Herald, Salvation, Theology|