A Brief History of Christmas

—From Gospel Trumpet in 1911, by F. W. Heinly reprinted in the Faith and Victory, December 1980 December 25 has not always, since the time of Christ, been celebrated as the birthday of our Savior. According to history, there was in earlier times, no strict uniformity in the day for celebrating the Nativity, the different…

Post Monark: What is Your Plan?

Author: René Smith Listen to the full message to hear practical advise on how to make a plan in various areas of life: reading and praying, family time, giving/saving, consecration, communication, and our vows to God. GET A PLAN. Monark camp meeting is the last camp meeting of the summer for us. It is easy…

The Christian Legacy of A Capella Music in Divine Worship

Author: Harlan Sorrell Did you know that instrumental music was not introduced into so-called Christian worship until quite late in the Roman Catholic apostasy, and even then the Catholic Church accepted it reluctantly? The Greek Orthodox Church never accepted mechanical instruments into their worship at all, and it is evident that the Protestant reformers removed them…

God’s Image—Our Image

Author: Harlan Sorrell In Genesis 1: 26, 27, the Lord God Jehovah, speaking to the other two members of the Trinity (Jesus and the Holy Spirit), said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness … So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and…

Why the Darkness?

Author: Harlan Sorrell In John, chapter one, we read: 1: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2: The same was in the beginning with God. 3: All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. 4: In…

My Introduction to Heaven’s Music

Author: Harlan Sorrell I was born into a musical family and with a naturally intense attraction to music.  Some of my earliest memories are of the enjoyable times I had as a child listening to records my mother had of the Chuck Wagon Gang.  I was so intrigued by their style of harmonious singing with soft…

The Evening Light Legacy of Hymns and Spiritual Songs

Author: Harlan Sorrell One of the most outstanding and priceless treasures the Lord has given us through the instrumentality of D. S. Warner and other pioneers of the “evening light” reformation has been the legacy of hymns and spiritual songs. Judging from my perspective as a musically inclined person and a lover of hymns and spiritual…

Discerning the Lord’s Body, The Church

Author: Harlan Sorrell Part 1 “But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup. For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord’s body.” 1 Cor. 11:28-29. In our time it is common to hear all the various…

Because the Spirit is Holy

Author: Harlan Sorrell Whoever is filled with the Holy Spirit (Eph. 5:18) is filled with holiness, because the Spirit is holy. Whoever is led by the Holy Spirit (Rom. 8:14) is led by holiness, because the Spirit is holy. Whoever lives and walks in the Holy Spirit (Gal. 5:25) lives and walks in holiness, because the…

The Visible Body

Author: Michael Smith The Church is not a group or organization of man but a divine institution composed of every saved individual. In Acts 2:47 the scripture says, “And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.” Salvation is the redemption of sin through the blood of Christ. When individuals repent…

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