A Characteristic of the Citizens of Heaven

Albert N. Martin

Eagerly awaiting Christ’s return is a distinctive characteristic of the true citizens of Heaven. Having said that your citizenship is in Heaven, notice what he says about all the citizens of Heaven. There is a distinctive characteristic of the citizens of Heaven, and what is it?

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By | June 30th, 2017|Christian Life, Gospel, Herald, Salvation|

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|

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|

Let the Lion Out

071320151439-SpurgeonCharles H. Spurgeon

A great many learned men are defending the gospel; no doubt it is a very proper and right thing to do, yet I always notice that, when there are most books of that kind, it is because the gospel itself is not being preached.

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By | August 31st, 2016|Gospel, Herald|


120906232016Dr. Joel R. Beeke

Matthew 26 offers a series of short but brilliantly lit scenes surrounding the betrayal of Jesus. The chapter opens with Christ announcing the end of His public preaching ministry. After this, He says to His disciples, “After two days is the feast of the passover, and the Son of man is betrayed to be crucified” (v. 2).

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By | June 23rd, 2016|Gospel, Herald|

The Prodigal Son I

prodigal-son-smallDr. Gerald Bilkes

The Parable of the Prodigal Son is probably the best known of all Christ’s parables. Indeed, it offers not only a gripping story, but a summary of the gospel of free grace and forgiveness. Yet this parable does more than illustrate and apply the doctrine of repentance. Though it does that stunningly and memorably, this parable gives us a way to view all of life from the perspective of the heart of the Father, as Christ opens it up.

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By | March 25th, 2016|Gospel, Herald|

The Deep Things of God

dr-peter-mastersDr. Peter Masters

Wonderful things had happened at Corinth, six years prior to Paul writing these words. As their founding pastor, his preaching had resulted in many remarkable conversions; trophies of grace. This enormously wealthy Greek city, proud of its beautiful buildings, its philosophy and teachers, had yielded up a people humbled by the power of the Spirit and brought to see their need of salvation.

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By | February 24th, 2016|Gospel, Herald|

The Hiding Place

hiding-place Hail, sovereign Love, that first began the scheme to rescue fallen man!
Hail, matchless, free, eternal Grace, that gave my soul a hiding place!

Against the God Who rules the sky, I fought, with hand uplifted high
—despised the mention of His grace, too proud to seek a hiding place.

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By | January 22nd, 2016|Gospel, Herald|

What It Costs to Be a Christian

bible021620151314J.C. Ryle

We are living in strange times. Events are hurrying on with singular rapidity. We never know “what a day may bring forth” (Prov. 27:1). How much less do we know what may happen in a year! We live in a day of great religious profession. Scores of professing Christians in every part of the land are expressing a desire for more holiness and a higher degree of spiritual life. Yet nothing is more common than to see people receiving the Word with joy, and then after two or three years falling away and going back to their sins.

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By | December 29th, 2015|Gospel, Herald|

What is the Gospel? (2)

Dr-Albert-N-MartinAlbert N. Martin

Some of you will know that in recent months I have been engaged in a series of expositions of individual texts of the Word of God; texts that in a very focused and concentrated way set forth some of the central truths of the gospel, of the grace of God. I have brought these texts under a heading of a series entitled “Simple Signposts to the Celestial City.”

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By | November 1st, 2015|Gospel, Herald|