Behold, Now is the Day of Salvation (1)

Dr-Albert-N-MartinAlbert N. Martin

Now, may I urge you to turn with me in your own Bibles to the second letter of the Apostle Paul to the church at Corinth. Speaking of himself and his companions in gospel endeavors, the Apostle writes in 2 Corinthians 5:20, “We are ambassadors therefore on behalf of Christ, as though God were entreating by us: we beseech you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. Him who knew no sin he made to be sin on our behalf; that we might become the righteousness of God in him...

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By | August 30th, 2015|Gospel, Herald|

Repentance and Faith

Dr-Albert-N-MartinAlbert N. Martin

Turn with me, in the Word of God, to the 20th chapter of the book of the Acts of the Apostles. Follow, please, as I read from verses 17 through 27.Using the term ‘Celestial City,’ as it is found in John Bunyan’s immortal Pilgrim’s Progress, as a synonym for ‘Heaven,’ we have been examining some of those texts in the Bible in which the central issues of the way of life and salvation are both clearly and simply declared.

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

Strive to Enter (3)

Dr-Albert-N-MartinAlbert N. Martin

When Jesus said, “Strive to enter,” what was He saying? He’s saying that you don’t sit back and do nothing with respect to your conversion. He’s saying that you don’t ask God to save you while you don’t use the means appointed for imparting salvation. Thirdly, He’s saying that you do the things that are appointed as a means of bringing salvation with all diligence, and you start right now.

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By | July 26th, 2015|Herald, Salvation|

Strive to Enter (2)

Dr-Albert-N-MartinAlbert N. Martin

Turn with me in your own Bibles to the Gospel according to Luke chapter 13, and follow as I read verses 22 through 30. As Luke continues his narrative of the life and activities of the Lord Jesus, he writes, “And he went on his way through cities and villages, teaching, and journeying on to Jerusalem. And one said unto him, ‘Lord, are they few that are saved?’


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By | July 19th, 2015|Gospel, Herald|

Strive to Enter

Dr-Albert-N-MartinAlbert N. Martin

As Luke continues his narrative of the life and activities of the Lord Jesus, he writes, “And he went on his way through cities and villages, teaching and journeying unto Jerusalem. And one said unto him, ‘Lord, are they few that are saved?’ And he said unto them, ‘Strive to enter in by the narrow door; for many, I say unto you, shall seek to enter, and shall not be able..."


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By | July 12th, 2015|Gospel, Herald|

The Second Coming of Jesus Christ, Part 2

Dr-Albert-N-MartinAlbert N. Martin

Now there will always be those who, when they think about the second coming, become obsessed with attempting to predict the date; but according to the plain words of Christ this is a misuse of the Scriptures. Modern-day date-setters tell us that the reason they write their books and preach their sermons is to sound an alarm to awaken the church to action in the light of the imminent return of Christ, but Jesus Himself said that the reason the time of His return must remain concealed...

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By | July 6th, 2015|Eschatology, Herald|

The Second Coming of Jesus Christ, Part 1

Dr-Albert-N-MartinAlbert N. Martin

The theme of today’s message will be the second coming of Jesus Christ. Rather than concern ourselves with setting dates or attempting to decipher all of the visions found in the book of the Revelation as some have attempted to do, my purpose will be an intensely practical one.


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By | July 5th, 2015|Eschatology, Herald|

Intelligent Worship

Dr-Albert-N-MartinAlbert N. Martin

John 4:24 says that the Father seeks a people to worship Him in spirit and in truth. Such worship is the response of the heart to the revelation God has given of Himself.

God does not seek superstitious worship, in which we worship because we think there’s some magical power in going through the mumbo jumbo of worship.

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By | February 28th, 2015|Herald, Worship|

Error

Dr-Albert-N-MartinAlbert N. Martin

Error is a dangerous and deadly thing. The Scripture teaches that what you receive in your mind as true, if it is not true, may damn you.

Luther stood and said,

Here I stand; I can do no other; so help me God.

He did so because he believed that the lies of Rome were damning the souls of multitudes; and that only truth could loose them from the grasp of the Prince of Darkness.

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By | February 21st, 2015|Herald|

Watershed Text on the Christian Life

Dr-Albert-N-MartinAlbert N. Martin

…if I had to say what watershed text has been more helpful than any other in establishing a theology of the Christian life, I would have to say, probably, Philippians 2:12 and 13. In these verses the apostle Paul captures in a most beautiful and balanced way the constant interaction between God's working and my working. When writing to the Philippians, he says in chapter 2, verse 12,

Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling….1
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By | February 13th, 2015|Christian Life, Herald|