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Paul’s Promise

Set in the peak of the 1960s Civil Rights movement, Paul’s Promise will be in theaters October 21. The film depicts the inspiring true story of Paul Holderfield, former racist firefighter-turned-pastor who started one of the first integrated churches in the American South. It’s one man’s journey to hope and healing during a troubled time […]

Meant to Be

A light blue Volkswagen Beetle backed into the empty space next to my car in the medical parking lot. A middle-aged man got out of it. “That’s a nice car,” I said. He smiled. “It’s a 2014.” We compared notes on VW’s we had owned, and then our conversation turned to family. “I have ten […]

Implementing Family Ministry

Implementing Family Ministry in the Local Church

God must be at the center of family ministry to ensure that the ministry will be a blessing for everyone in the church.

With You!

A Lord’s Supper reflection. As I prepared for our annual Lord’s Supper service last April, I realized that this year would be my fortieth Supper since my baptism. I pondered the significance of that large number. Like Israel’s forty-year journey through the wilderness to the Promised Land, my own journey of faith has had its […]

Church and Evangelism

There are five main areas in the Great Commission that Christ gave the church: evangelism, teaching, worship, fellowship, and service. However, it is important to highlight that, today, evangelism is not only the first but also the most urgent area of the whole mission that we must fulfill. The reason for this statement is simple: […]

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”?

The Kingdom of God

Jesus broke into the history of humanity and began His ministry by declaring, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel” (Mark 1:15). In fact, this statement represents the axis of His entire ministry. Kingdom centered The phrase kingdom of God appears more than seventy […]

Has the church replaced Israel in the promises of God?  

Has the church replaced Israel in the promises of God?   This important question requires more space than we usually dedicate to a Q&A, so we’re taking two pages to address it. The question probes an obvious difference between the Bible’s testaments: the Old is mostly about God’s people, the children of Israel, while Jesus Christ […]

Seven Love Letters

Have you ever received a love letter — one that was honest? Probably not. Love letters usually express deep affection and extol the virtues of another. Jesus sent seven such letters to churches mentioned in Revelation. In them He made numerous observations, revealing honesty about His people’s spiritual condition and readiness for His return. Jesus’ […]

Don't Turn Away

Do You Turn Away from God When You are Hurting?

Have you noticed that it seems so many Christians are turning away from God and the church lately? What makes us do that?