Loren Gjesdal

Prayer: why bother?

Prayer: Why Bother?

Prayer is God’s personal invitation to engage in direct, one-on-one relationship with Him, the very purpose for which we were created.

Where is the Wonder?

The North American Ministerial Council was held in Covington, Kentucky, recently. During that time, the community surrounding the council was hosting an event called Blink. Each night prominent buildings were lit with laser light shows, and just outside the meeting area a large drone swarm created a three-dimensional display that morphed from one image to […]


Doctrine? Yuck!

Does doctrine have any connection to a relationship with Jesus? Does the Bible give any instruction regarding whether we should have a doctrinal statement?


Leadership Context: Are You a Leader in the Church?

To formally equip local church leaders, Artios Christian College offers LEA 321, Leadership in the Church of God (Seventh Day).

Gospel Image

My wife and I recently attended a wedding on the bank of a lake overshadowed by steep mountain slopes. The sky, water, and trees provided a gorgeous backdrop. God’s handiwork was the primary decoration, and He did a fabulous job! As we waited to sign the guest book, we were directed to another line where […]

born to lead

Born to Lead

Because following Jesus is exactly what it means to be a Christian, every believer is called to be a leader!

Do you speak the language?

Do You Speak the Language?

We need to be able to speak the language, to have at least a cursory insight into the worldviews of those we are likely to encounter.

Living Jesus

Living Jesus

A mind-boggling truth of the Christian faith is, followers of Jesus are to be the incarnation of Jesus, the Living Jesus in the world today!

Why Get Off the Couch?

Why Get Off the Couch and Go to Church?

Are you off the couch yet? Are you ready to be a part of calling the Church of God to be part of a “Priesthood of All Believers”?

Rethinking Kingdom Expectations

“The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel” (Mark 1:15). With these words, Mark’s Gospel inaugurates the ministry of Jesus. They carried tremendous impact in His day, and they should in ours as well. Jesus spoke into a time of heightened expectation. John the Baptist had shattered […]