When the Weary, Seeking Rest

Horatius Bonar

When the weary, seeking rest,
To Thy goodness flee;
Hear then in love, O Lord, the cry
In Heav’n, Thy dwelling place on high.

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By | June 27th, 2017|Affliction, Christian Life, Gospel, Herald|

Assurance in Prayer (Psa 34.17, 18)

pastor-d-scott-meadowsD. Scott Meadows

Honestly, we are prone to doubt that prayer does any good, and then to slacken our praying, if we do not stop altogether. One reason is that we do not receive instant answers; our trials are often prolonged. Then doubt creeps in, hope fades, and God seems far away.

Believers have always been vulnerable to these temptations. Scripture meets them where they are with words of consolation and encouragement. Faith lays hold of them and perseveres through the night until the dawn of answered prayer.

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By | June 22nd, 2017|Christian Life, Herald, Prayer|

The Return of Jesus According to the New Testament

Albert N. Martin

Turn with me to the first chapter of the Book of the Acts to the Apostles. I shall read once more in your hearing the first twelve verses and then two verses from the latter part of the 24th chapter of the gospel of Luke. Both are written by Doctor Luke, guided by the Holy Spirit.

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By | June 16th, 2017|Christ, Christian Life, Herald|

Hard-Heartedness Reproved

pastor-d-scott-meadowsD. Scott Meadows

I have overthrown some of you, as God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah, and ye were as a firebrand plucked out of the burning: yet have ye not returned unto me, saith the LORD
(Amos 4.11).

Our basic fault in relation to God is hard-heartedness. Sin has its own momentum. It is a boulder rolling downhill and picking up speed; only Omnipotence can stop it. The Lord mercifully reproves us that we may repent in time, and even if we won’t, His goodness and justice will be magnified all the more in our condemnation on Judgment Day.

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By | June 15th, 2017|Christian Life, Herald|

The Grace of God Has Appeared Saving to All Men

Albert N. Martin

Grace brings salvation to hell-deserving sinners. Grace in the Person and work of Jesus and in the outpoured Spirit, that grace has not only appeared saving to all men, but it comes instructing. What is its instruction? Instructing us to the intent that we deny ungodliness and worldly lusts, turning away from everything that is unlike God.

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By | June 9th, 2017|Christ, Christian Life, Gospel, Herald|

As You Grieve, Consider What Jesus Gained

Albert N. Martin

If truth will disciple us even in our grieving (Phil. 4:8), we must think more of what Jesus has gained by this death than upon what we have lost. At the moment the soul of a Christian is separated from the body, the divine purpose of His own sacrifice is fulfilled, the desire of God’s heart is satisfied, and holy joy is accomplished.

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By | June 2nd, 2017|Affliction, Christ, Christian Life, Herald|

How Shall I Grieve?

Albert N. Martin

God holds His children responsible for the control of their thoughts at all times. Two texts of Scripture clearly establish this first principle. “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things” (Phil. 4:8).

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By | June 2nd, 2017|Affliction, Christian Life, Herald|

“Thou Art My Servant; I Have Chosen Thee”

pastor-d-scott-meadowsD. Scott Meadows

Thou art my servant; I have chosen thee (Isa 41:9).

If we have received the grace of God in our hearts, its practical effect has been to make us God’s servants. We may be unfaithful servants, we certainly are unprofitable ones, but yet, blessed be his name, we are his servants, wearing his livery, feeding at his table, and obeying his commands.

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By | May 17th, 2017|Christian Life, Herald|

God Uses His People in Soulwinning

Charles H. Spurgeon

‘And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth. And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with graveclothes: and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus saith unto them, Loose him, and let him go’ (John 11.43, 44).

In many things our Lord Jesus stands alone as a worker. No other can unite his voice with the fiat which says, ‘Lazarus, come forth.’ Yet in certain points of gracious operation the Master associates his servants with him, so that when Lazarus has come forth he says to them, ‘Loose him, and let him go.’

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By | May 17th, 2017|Christian Life, Evangelism, Herald|

To Whom Do We Pray

pastor-d-scott-meadowsD. Scott Meadows

My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD; In the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up (Psa 5.3).

To whom do we pray? God, of course. It may seem such a basic topic that you think it hardly justifies more than a moment’s consideration, but patient reflection and meditation, in the light of Scripture and with a knowledge of church history, prove otherwise.

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By | May 5th, 2017|Christian Life, Herald, Prayer|