Where is the Power?

Author: Harlan Sorrell In the early 1990’s I heard a taped sermon by a preacher of a certain denomination on the subject of “Where Is the Power?” In his discourse, the preacher seemed to be lamenting the lack of a manifestation of God’s power among what he understood to be the church. Later, as I meditated…

Heart Issues—Scripture Readings

Author: Harlan Sorrell Proverbs 4: 23: Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life. Mark 7: 21: For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, 22: Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness: 23: All these evil things…

Mable Ashton’s Dream

-Selected As the guests came together in the brilliantly lighted parlors at the home of Mable Ashton, that crisp winter evening, there was nothing unusual in the appearance of the rooms to indicate that the party to which they had been invited was to be in any respect, different from the round of gaiety to…

Christmas Gift in Prison

–Selected Some years ago, while conducting a series of meetings in Michigan City, I was asked to preach to the convicts in the State Prison. I sat on the platform with the warden and watched the prisoners march in-700 men, young and old. They marched in lock step, every man’s hand on the shoulder of…

A Heritage Shared

Sprague, Thelma  Those blessed with godly parents have received a precious heritage. Sis. Thelma Sprague, the mother of my wife, Mary, has been gone for some time, but the effect of her life for God remains. Following is a letter that she wrote to one of her children on their birthday. I trust that you…

A Doctor’s Experience of Divine Healing

Morgan, L. H. Were I to consult my feelings, I would not give to the world the secrets of my own life, but “necessity is laid upon me.” 1 Cor. 9:16. You ask me why? I will tell you why. When I was languishing upon my bed of affliction, I promised God that if he…

Christmas In Tin Can Valley

-Selected CHRISTMAS, and, pathos in Tin Can Valley. Pathos, but not because it was the Yule Season, for a pathetic condition always was found in Hollis Hollow. Ragged and dirty children, ragged and dirty women, ragged and dirty men; careworn housewives trying to make their poorly contrived shacks worthy of the appellation “home.” Discouraged fathers…

The Burden of Christ

By: Michael Smith Jesus came bringing a message of deliverance to sinners in need of a Saviour. He was often reproved and rebuked by the Pharisees for his interaction with and love for others. Jesus said, “I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance” (Luke 5:32). Jesus was moved at the plight…

Yield Not To Discouragement

Author: Fred Pruitt In 2 Chron. 16:9 we read, “For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him.” The voice of Scripture bears out the fact that any one who retains a perfect heart toward…

Victory

Author: Unknown “Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ.” (II Cor. 2 :14.) When you are forgotten or neglected or purposely set at naught, and you smile inwardly, glorying in the insult or oversight-that is victory. When your good is evil spoken of, when your wishes are crossed, your…

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