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|

The Birth of Christ

Thomas Boston

And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God (Luke 1:35).

Jesus Christ the Son of God, became man by taking to Himself a true body and a reasonable soul, being conceived by the power of the Holy Ghost in the womb of the Virgin Mary and born of her, yet without sin…I come now to show what we are to understand by Christ’s being conceived by the power of the Holy Ghost in the womb of the Virgin Mary.

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By | December 29th, 2017|Christ, Herald, Theology|

God’s Love and Christ’s Incarnation

Arthur 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).

God decreed that His own dear Son should be made visibly glorious in a human nature, through a union with it to His own person. Then for His greater glory, God decreed us to be adopted sons through Him as brethren unto Him.

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By | December 29th, 2017|Christ, Herald, Love, Theology|

Christ the Mediator

William S. Plumer

He is said to be the First and the Last, the Alpha and the Omega, the Author and Finisher of faith. He is the Bishop of souls, the Fountain of living waters, the Head of the Church, the bright and morning Star, the Rose of Sharon, the chiefest among ten thousand, and altogether lovely. Paul was so taken with Him that he “determined not to know anything among you [the Corinthians], save Jesus Christ, and him crucified” (2 Cor. 2:2).

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By | December 22nd, 2017|Christ, Herald, Theology|

Christ’s Glorious Virgin Birth

Dr. Geoff Thomas

It was the late professor John Murray who pointed out that there was nothing supernatural in the emergence of Jesus from the womb of Mary—what we usually refer to as the “birth.” The whole process of fetal and embryonic development was normal. We are told that when Mary’s “full time” had come, she gave birth. In that birth, there was actually no miracle in the technical sense of the word. Christ’s conception was as extraordinarily normal as ours. Where then does the supernatural lie in the birth of Christ?

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By | December 22nd, 2017|Christ, Herald, Theology|

Never? No, Never!

J.C. Ryle

I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee…. (Hebrews 13:5).

Let every believer grasp these words, and store them up in his heart. Keep them ready, and have them fresh in your memory; you will want them one day.

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By | December 12th, 2017|Christ, Christian Life, Herald|

The Place of the Lord’s Return in the History of Redemption

Albert N. Martin

When we use the term ‘the history of redemption’ what do we mean? We mean this: that though God planned and purposed salvation before He actually created—for the Scripture says we were chosen in Christ, before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blemish before Him (Ephesians 1:4), clearly indicating that God envisioned us as created and fallen and in need of redemption—so in Christ, before He even created the world or our first parents, the plan of redemption was all laid out in the mind and heart of God.

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By | October 26th, 2017|Christ, Herald|

Jesus Christ Will Return Again

Albert N. Martin

For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also that are fallen asleep in Jesus will God bring with him. For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we that are alive, that are left unto the coming of the Lord, shall in no wise precede them that are fallen asleep. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven (1 Thess 4:14-16).

There it is in artless simplicity. The Lord Himself; not one like Him; not one resembling Him; not one in the place of Him. The Lord Himself shall descend!

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By | October 19th, 2017|Christ, Christian Life, Herald|

True Faith and Love in Christ

Albert N. Martin

"The wrath of God abides upon him that believes not." How do we know that they believe not? Because if they truly believe they love! If they do not love, it’s because they are yet the unbelieving who see no glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

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By | October 5th, 2017|Christ, Christian Life, Herald|

Saving Faith Rests Upon Christ

Albert N. Martin

I have stated in answer to the question why do true believers in a healthy spiritual state long for the Coming of Christ? I answered by saying: because they long to see and to be with the object of their faith and of their love. That answer assumes that Christ Himself is indeed the particular object of saving faith.

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By | September 28th, 2017|Christ, Christian Life, Herald|