Jason Overman

2021 Adult Bible Study Series Announced

I’m excited to announce the 2021 Adult Bible Studies Series. The Bible Advocate Press family is praying that this brand new series on the “Faithful” theme will edify and encourage the church of God. To receive quarterly BAP Bible Studies, for personal, family, small group, and congregational discipleship, create a standing order at https://cog7.org/online-store/.

Is Righteousness a status or process?

Does being made righteous refer to a status or a process? The short answer is both. Let’s take a closer look at this great word, starting with its background in the Old Testament.  In both Hebrew and Greek, the basic meaning of righteousness is “conformity to a norm.” In its biblical context, the norm that […]

Pursuing Peace with Paul

The New Testament often paints its greatest truths with the broadest brush strokes. From it we get the big picture about the ministry of reconciliation, being ambassadors for Christ, and being compelled by love. But with these grand principles, the New Testament also sketches smaller portraits that show us what these truths look like in […]

Announcing the 2021 Bible Advocate Theme

2021 Bible Advocate Theme: Faithful Hello, writers and readers of the Bible Advocate magazine! It is time to announce our theme for 2021. In line with the General Conference convention, our focus will be “Faithful.” Unlike recent years, we’ve decided not to have sub-themes for each of our six annual issues. This is good news […]

Faithful Ambassadors

We are called to be ambassadors for Christ. We know that. But what might it mean in this season of COVID and change? Make no mistake, we are living in the end. If not The End, an end. Hinges in history — turning points — are tumultuous, but they are also generative. God brings new […]

A Message from GC President Loren Stacy

Dear Brothers and Sisters: The death of George Floyd at the hand of a Minneapolis, Minnesota policeman was brutal, unnecessary, and outrageous. We unequivocally condemn what was done to Mr. Floyd and encourage all members of the Body of Christ to pray for Mr. Floyd’s family and for our community, state or provincial, and national […]

Ministries of Glory

In the last “Spotlight” we examined Revelation 21 and the new creation that began in Christ and the ministry of reconciliation. This time we focus on the new covenant. Just before Paul communicates that reconciliation is a God-given ministry and that we are ministers of God (2 Corinthians 5:18; 6:4), he writes that God has “also […]

Watherfalls of Righteousness

Editor’s Note: This was my original First Word for the May-June BA, written in February before the COVD-19 outbreak. It was replaced with a more timely editorial just prior to publication. Written with “The Ministry” theme in mind, the original is offered to you here as an online exclusive. ….. We have another beautiful cover […]

It Is Finished

It has been said that history is His-story — God’s. The same can be said for His book, the Bible. In it is contained the plot that gives meaning and purpose to all things and all time. To know the story well, to find our place in it, is the goal of faith. And like […]

Download a Free Quarterly from BAP

  Dear Brothers and Sisters, With our churches closed and COVID-19 confining us to our homes for the foreseeable future, the Bible Advocate Press is offering a complimentary download of the second quarter adult quarterly in English and Spanish. This quarterly, Prince of Peace, is Part 2 of a four-part series on the ministry of […]