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…

What is Salvation?

Author: S.E. Abbott We hear much about the alarming increase of sin, but less as to what to do about it. Sin is a transgression of God’s law which separates man from God. Salvation means deliverance from sin, being redeemed back to God. God, in His Word, teaches a plain simple way of salvation and…

Vision of a Lost Soul

-Selected A minister told this story at a camp meeting in Georgia… “There were three boys in the old home,” he said. “One became a lawyer, and I became a minister, and the other a prodigal. “During his life of sin, the prodigal often admitted the need of a change of heart, but he put…

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…

Whither Bound?

Author: B. Staples Ships sailing the sea once observed the custom of saluting vessels that came in hailing distance. The captain raised a trumpet to his lips and shouted, “WHITHER BOUND?” Oh soul, you are on a voyage that must end somewhere; “WHITHER BOUND?” Oh man of the world, full of business from early morning…

Who Is That God?

Author: Vesta-Nadine Robertson Every generation has asked the question: “Who is that God? Does He exist? Will we have anything to do with Him? Why should we have anything to do with Him? If He exists, who. . . who. . . who is He?” After the days in which Adam and Eve no longer…

Your Heart

-Selected Most people seek God. They pray, even if not regularly, and with diligence. They hear and read the Word of God now and then. They also struggle against their sins. They deny themselves much enjoyment, which, as they realize, they cannot take with themselves if they are to seek God. But, they experience nothing…

Your Life and Eternity

Author: A. Marie Miles   Often we hear the remark made to men who have lived to be 90, 95, or 98 years old that “you have lived a long time.” Those who are not Bible scholars are often amazed and find it almost unbelievable that Adam lived to be 930 years old and Methuselah, who…

Approaching Eternity

Author: Lottie (Joiner) Porter The word eternity occurs only one time in the Bible (Isa. 57:15); but eternity is real. There are two one-way-drive roads that lead there. There has never been known a road that leads back to earth. When once we have leaped out into eternity, we never, never can return. One of these…

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