- Religion and Philosophy
Sonlife Broadcasting Network - Jimmy Swaggart Ministries
24 Hours of Christian Programming
I recently discovered the Sonlife Broadcasting Network (SBN) on Verizon Fios. (channel 297) This network is owned by the Jimmy Swaggart Ministries in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Jimmy Swaggart is a well known television evangelist who has traveled all over the world preaching the Message of the Cross.
Growing up, I remember seeing Jimmy on television on the local channels. I always enjoyed the music sung by Jimmy and his singers. The songs were always, and still are, uplifting and led by the Holy Spirit. Then for many years, I did not see Jimmy on television anymore. When I moved out of state and switched television providers, that is when I discovered that he had his own network. SBN has been in operation for about five years. Besides having a large church congregation in Louisiana, they have millions of viewers from all around the world.
Since I discovered SBN, it has been a great blessing to me and my family. We tune in often. They have great programs throughout the day.
The best part is when they have their worship services. We are not always able to get to church on a Sunday, so we are sure to tune in. They are televised live and it's just like being there. These are the service times (ET): Sundays 11am and 6pm, and Wednesdays at 8pm. They repeat these throughout the week in case you missed seeing the live services. Every few months SBN has special worship services called camp meeting. This lasts for a few days and people travel from all over the United States and even other countries to attend. The singers and speakers are anointed.
"Insight" is a daily program led by a father and son duo. They discuss current events in the news as they are related to Bible prophecy.
"Frances and Friends" is conducted by a panel and they take calls and email questions about anything in the Bible. This is also a daily program.
Other times, they put on classics of Jimmy Swaggart from the 80's and 90's. His message was the same back then as it is now. Jesus, the Cross, sin and repentance was always his main focus.
"Living Waters" is another nice program. They play different songs from various singers from previous worship services.
"The Message of the Cross" is on every day with Jimmy Swaggart and other associate Pastors. They discuss Biblical topics.
"Generation of the Cross" is a weekly program that discusses issues that have to do with the younger generation.
If you are looking for uplifting and spirit filled programming, SBN is the network for you. You will be blessed beyond measure. With all the negative things going on in the world today, it's nice to be able to tune in anytime during the day to hear encouraging music and discussions from the Bible. They are also on the radio (Sonlife Radio) if you can't get it on television. You can listen right from their website. (sonlifetv.com)