The Great Physician

(The following account is a narrative of the event recorded in Mark 5:24-34, KJV).

People thronged about Jesus as He walked down the dusty road. The disciples surrounded Him and tried to create a barrier from the crowd that pressed into them closer and closer. The sound of laughter could be heard as children scampered about, running between the people. The voices of the men and women conversing and discussing the things they had seen blended into a dull roar. A lame man, unable to keep up, shuffled along behind the crowd. A mother, holding a fevered child, came rushing down the road trying to reach the Master. Read more

Who Are You?

(The following account is a narrative of the event recorded in Acts 19:10-20, KJV).

Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ, ministered in the city of Ephesus for two years. He shared the wonderful message of salvation, the Holy Spirit, and the Kingdom of God. The good news of the gospel spread throughout Asia Minor to all the people, both Jews and Greeks. Confirming the message with healings and deliverances, the power of God rested on Paul in an extraordinary way. Paul would anoint and pray over handkerchiefs which were then taken to the sick and devil possessed. The sick were healed of their diseases and those with evil spirits were set free.Read more

The Godhead Revealed

(The following account is a narrative of the event recorded in Matthew 3:13-17, John 1:31-34 KJV).

As a crowd of Jews stood watching, Jesus stepped into the Jordan River to be baptized. He had traveled from Galilee to where John the Baptist was preaching and baptizing. At thirty years of age, Jesus was ready to begin His public ministry and to fulfill His divine purpose on earth. As He waded out into the water, John began to protest: “I am not worthy to baptize you.” Yet, God had appointed John to introduce the Messiah to the world.Read more

Excerpts From the Christian Legacy of A cappella Music in Divine Worship

By Harlan Sorrell

Instrumental music was not introduced into so-called Christian worship until 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 from worship.

The word a cappella is an Italian word, coming from two Latin words, a meaning “according to,” and cappella meaning “chapel.” Webster defines a cappella thus: “In the style of church or chapel music; especially in the old style, without accompaniment.” It is a fact of history that this was the style of church music from apostolic times.

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The Lord’s Day

John, the beloved disciple, was banished on the Isle of Patmos when he wrote, “I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day, and heard behind me a great voice as of a trumpet” (Revelation 1:10). The Revelation was given to John on this wonderful occasion. The “Lord’s day” specifically referred to the first day of the week, or Sunday.Read more