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|

Beware of Murmuring Under Affliction

J.C. Ryle

Every sickness and sorrow is a gracious message from God, and is meant to call us nearer to Him. Let us pray that we may learn the lesson that each affliction is appointed to convey.

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By | September 29th, 2017|Affliction, 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|

Whitefield by Spurgeon

Charles H. Spurgeon

"See, it is Mr. Whitefield." Ah! There is the man of the age, depend upon it, that man all black, charged with crimes that Sodom never knew … this man here that is abused, that is laughed at, that is mocked; this is the man who is somebody.

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By | September 21st, 2017|Christian Life, Evangelism, Herald|

Pray Without Ceasing

John Gerhard

The advantage of prayer is so great that it cannot be expressed. For what the heart is to the living man, prayer is to the soul; what rest is to the weary, what joy is to the mourner, what gold is to the needy, what strength is to the weak, what the muscles to the body, what the breath and blood to the life – all that, to the troubled soul, is prayer.

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By | September 14th, 2017|Christian Life, Herald, Prayer|

In What Light We Ought Chiefly to Regard the Saviour

J.C. Ryle

(Lucas 4:17-22)

It is right and good to reverence Him as very God. It is well to know Him as Head over all things—the mighty Prophet,—the Judge of all,—the King of kings. But we must not rest here, if we hope to be saved. We must know Jesus as the Friend of the poor in spirit, the Physician of the diseased heart, the Deliverer of the soul in bondage.

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

A Morning Hour of Devotion

Thomas Murphy

In all the counsels which we purpose giving for the guidance of the pastor we want to be as specific as possible. We do not intend to rest in mere general observations, which might be important, but would not lead to the practical results we desire. Our suggestion now is, that the pastor set apart the first hour of every day for uninterrupted communion with God.

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By | September 7th, 2017|Christian Life, Herald, Pastoral Theology|

On True Kindness

pastor-d-scott-meadowsD. Scott Meadows

True kindness is a grace found only in true Christians, a property of that love praised in 1 Corinthians 13. Love is as generous as possible in its view of others and their deeds consistent with the love of truth. It makes allowances for human frailty, loathes gossip, and disdains party spirit. This imitates the Lord Jesus Christ in His kindness to sinners and His embrace of everyone as a neighbor.

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By | September 7th, 2017|Christian Life, Herald, Love|

Longing for the Final Defeat

Albert N. Martin

The Second Coming of Christ will be that climactic, irreversible, ultimate and final defeat of the Devil and all of his followers and all the enemies of His Church. Any true believer in any kind of spiritual health who has tasted something of the beginnings of the triumphs of Christ longs for the final defeat of all of Christ’s enemies and the enemies of His Church.

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By | September 1st, 2017|Christ, Christian Life, Herald|