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|

Thomas Manton on Jude 21 (Part 3)

pastor-d-scott-meadowsD. Scott Meadows

Love and hope are connected. Those who “keep themselves in the love of God” will necessarily be “looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life,” that is, looking for Christ’s second coming when we shall have this mercy. This is the Christian hope. Why are love and hope linked this way?

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By | July 28th, 2017|Christian Life, Herald, Love|

Thomas Manton on Jude 21 (Part 2)

pastor-d-scott-meadowsD. Scott Meadows

Observation 3. Love is the grace that most needs keeping. It is the most prone to decay (Matt 24.12; Rev 2.4). It is the grace we can least spare because it produces faithfulness. Toward God, love is the root of all affections—anger, hate, grief, hope, desire, delight, contrition, and so forth (2 Cor 5.14; 1 Jn 5.3). “Faith worketh by love” (Gal 5.6). Faith receives grace; love exercises it.

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By | July 25th, 2017|Christian Life, Herald, Love|

Love Is Lacking

pastor-d-scott-meadowsD. Scott Meadows

Love is everything, ethically speaking, according to the Bible. Hence it is so important that we understand what Christian love really is. Paul describes it in many ways in 1 Corinthians 13, “the love chapter,” poetic in its beauty. Let us focus on verse five where he tells us what love is not. Perhaps we are prone to think love may be consistent with these things, which Paul denies.

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By | October 28th, 2016|Herald, Love|

Love Edifies Christ’s Church, Part II

spire2Nathaniel Vincent

(6) Love is the fulfilling of the Law, the doing of which is so much for our neighbor’s benefit. “He that loveth another hath fulfilled the law” (Rom 13:8). As love for God includes the whole First Table of the Law, so love for our neighbor includes the Second: with reason [it is] called “the fulfilling of the law,” for it causes an affectionate and obedient respect unto every commandment of the Second Table. And there is not one of these precepts [that is not] hugely for the good of mankind.

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By | October 22nd, 2016|Herald, Love|

Christ’s Love is the Source

071320151439-SpurgeonCharles H. Spurgeon

The love of Christ operates upon us by begetting in us love to Him…Oh, we love Jesus! Brothers and sisters, we truly love Him. His name is sweet as the honeycomb, and His word is precious as the gold of Ophir. His person is very dear to us. From His head to His foot, He is altogether lovely. When we get near Him and see Him at the last, methinks we shall swoon away with excess of joy at the sight of Him!

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By | October 14th, 2016|Herald, Love|

Defining Brotherly Love, Part II

arthurwpinkArthur W. Pink

“Let brotherly love continue.” What a humbling word is this! One had thought that those bound tog word is this! ether by such intimate ties, fellow members of the Body of Christ would spontaneously love each other and make it their constant aim to promote their interests. Ah, my reader, the Holy Spirit deemed it requisite to call upon us to perform this duty. What sort of creatures are we that still require to be thus exhorted!

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By | September 27th, 2016|Herald, Love|

Defining Brotherly Love, Part I

arthurwpinkArthur W. Pink

Brotherly love we would define as that gracious bond that knits together the hearts of God’s children. More definitely, it is that spiritual and affectionate solicitude1 that Christians have toward each other, manifested by a desiring and endeavoring after their highest mutual interests…2

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By | September 26th, 2016|Herald, Love|

Christ’s New Commandment, Part II

© 1984 Adair

© 1984 Adair

Charles H. Spurgeon

I am bound as a man to love my fellow man because he is a man. But I am bound as a regenerate man to love my fellow Christian still more because he also is regenerate.

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By | September 22nd, 2016|Herald, Love|

Christ’s New Commandment, Part I

© 1984 Adair

© 1984 Adair

Charles H. Spurgeon

Many of you, I do not doubt, have heard the story of Arch-bishop Usher1 and Mr. Rutherford;2 but it is so appropriate to this subject that I cannot help telling it again. The archbishop had heard of the wondrous power of Rutherford’s devotion and of the singular beauty of the arrangement of his household, and he wished to witness it himself; but he could not tell how to do so until it occurred to him that he might disguise himself as a poor traveler.

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By | September 21st, 2016|Herald, Love|