Believing Prayers All Answered

D. Scott Meadows

Jesus’ wonderful promise of answered prayer has been widely misunderstood and abused by many in recent times. Essentially, it is absurdly thought to guarantee that you can and will have anything at all that you want if you will only really believe in your heart and confess with your mouth that God will give it to you in answer to your prayer.

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By | September 27th, 2019|Herald, Prayer|

Musings Upon Spurgeon #16

D. Scott Meadows

“Sing, O barren.” —Isaiah 54.1

Though we have brought forth some fruit unto Christ [Rom 6.22], and have a joyful hope that we are “plants of his own right hand planting” [Isa 60.21], yet there are times when we feel very barren. Prayer is lifeless, love is cold, faith is weak, each grace in the garden of our heart languishes and droops [Jer 31.12].

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By | August 30th, 2019|Christian Life, Herald|

Musings Upon Spurgeon #14

D. Scott Meadows

“Satan hindered us.” —1 Thessalonians 2:18

Since the first hour in which goodness came into conflict with evil [Gen 3], it has never ceased to be true in spiritual experience, that Satan hinders us.

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By | August 16th, 2019|Herald, Satan|

Musings Upon Spurgeon #13

D. Scott Meadows

“And these are the singers . . . they were employed in that work day and night.” (1 Chronicles 9:33)

Well was it so ordered in the temple that the sacred chant never ceased: for evermore did the singers praise the Lord, whose mercy endureth for ever [a frequent OT phrase; 26x in Psa 136]. As mercy did not cease to rule either by day or by night, so neither did music hush its holy ministry.

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By | August 9th, 2019|Herald, Satan|

Musings Upon Spurgeon #12

D. Scott Meadows

Consider, my soul, the mightiness of the Lord who is thy glory and defense. He is a man of war, Jehovah is his name. All the forces of heaven are at his beck, legions wait at his door; cherubim and seraphim, watchers and holy ones, principalities and powers, are all attentive to his will.

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By | August 2nd, 2019|Herald, Meditations|

Our Need of Grace (1)

D. Scott Meadows

Before we can fully appreciate the blessing of God’s grace, we must have a biblical understanding and keen awareness of our own need of grace. A simple definition of sin is “disobeying God, or the inner disposition to disobey God.” As sinners, we are condemned before God.

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By | August 2nd, 2019|Herald, Sin|

Musings Upon Spurgeon #11

D. Scott Meadows

The duty, grace, and method of spiritual growth are notes which ought to be sounded and considered constantly by God’s people. Without a sense of duty, we accept the status quo. Without the encouragement of grace, we are overwhelmed. Without practical direction, we lose our way. Spurgeon’s sage counsel is extremely valuable to us.

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By | July 19th, 2019|Herald, Meditations, Repentance, Sin|

Musings Upon Spurgeon #10

D. Scott Meadows

Surely if there be a happy verse in the Bible it is this—“My Beloved is mine, and I am his.” So peaceful, so full of assurance, so overrunning with happiness and contentment is it, that it might well have been written by the same hand which penned the twenty-third Psalm. Yet though the prospect is exceeding fair and lovely—earth cannot show its superior—it is not entirely a sunlit landscape.

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By | June 20th, 2019|Christian Life, Herald, Meditations|

Musings Upon Spurgeon #9

D. Scott Meadows

“Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling.” —2 Timothy 1.9

The apostle uses the perfect tense and says, “Who hath saved us.” Believers in Christ Jesus are saved. They are not looked upon as persons who are in a hopeful state, and may ultimately be saved, but they are already saved. Salvation is not a blessing to be enjoyed upon the dying bed, and to be sung of in a future state above, but a matter to be obtained, received, promised, and enjoyed now.

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By | June 13th, 2019|Herald, Meditations|

Musings Upon Spurgeon #8

D. Scott Meadows

“Cursed be the man before the LORD, that riseth up and buildeth this city.” —Joshua 6.26

Since he was cursed who rebuilt Jericho, much more the man who labors to restore Popery among us. In our fathers’ days the gigantic walls of Popery fell by the power of their faith, the perseverance of their efforts, and the blast of their gospel trumpets; and now there are some who would rebuild that accursed system upon its old foundation.

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By | May 31st, 2019|Herald, Meditations|