Bread and Cup

Symbols of Jesus Life Listen to the audio:  “And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine” (Genesis 14:18). (All quotes from ASV, except as otherwise specified). by James Parkinson There are hints of the Memorial of our Lord’s sacrificial death early in the Old Testament. About four thousand years ago “Melchizedek [Meleki-tzedeq, King of Righteousness], king of [Jeru]Salem, brought forth bread and wine; and he was a priest of God Most High” (Genesis 14:18). Again, the Memorial emblems are foreshadowed. And []

I Am the Resurrection and the Life

A Remarkable Miracle Listen to the audio:  I Am the Resurrection and the Life “He cried out with a loud voice, ‘Lazarus, come forth’ ” (John 11:43).                                                                                                                 []

Honoring Memorial Principals

Remembering Together Listen to the audio:  “This do in remembrance of me” (Luke 22:19). by Tom Ruggirello When we come together to observe the Memorial of our Lord’s death, it gives us an opportunity as a group of believers to express our deep appreciation for his loving sacrifice. Doing this as a body emphasizes the great things we have in common. It takes us back to the roots of our faith and the great truth of why and how we can stand []

In the Beginning

Approach to the Kingdom Listen to audio  This issue marks the 100th year of publication, much longer than brethren then anticipated when this journal began. The Harvest is now approaching 144 years in duration, and evidently, it will continue a generation further. Our “Approach to the Kingdom” is the theme of this issue. The first article, “Resolutions,” sets the tone for our best wishes for the new year, an optimistic opportunity to set new goals and resolutions for the 12 months ahead, and beyond, for our spiritual development. The second []


Thoughts for the New Year “Truly the light is sweet, and a pleasant thing it is for the eyes to behold the sun … if a man live many years … rejoice in them all” (Ecclesiastes 11:7,8). by Keith Klepin Listen to audio  At the beginning of the year, many within this world will wipe their slate clean and start fresh. They look to the new year with new hopes, new dreams, new aspirations, and a new beginning. They will take the time to scrutinize their lives and []