pandemic

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”?

Feed My Sheep

Editor’s note: This article has been adapted from the 2021 virtual graduation commencement message for Artios Christian College on August 7.   To the class of 2021: You’ve worked hard. You’ve earned this moment in the spotlight. You are “class unique,” graduating in the midst of a global pandemic! Congratulations! It’s been observed that the […]

Oh, the Faithfulness of God!

How can anyone as finite, definable, and limited as we humans are describe something as infinite, unmeasurable, and unlimited as God and His faithfulness? It’s impossible. That’s the position I find myself in. The best we can do is the best we can do. We have available to us a repertoire of fine words in […]

Restless

I look back over a year of roadblocks, missteps, failures, and frustrations. I look ahead to a future shrouded in fear and uncertainty. And all I want to do is sit down in the middle and cry. Yet a nebulous sense of guilt keeps me from taking the rest I crave. The state of the […]

Ground Zero Perspectives NEW

Ground Zero Perspectives NEW: Remembering September 11 and the Lessons We Learned

This collective jolt back to reality only happens when a nation finds itself at “Ground Zero,” and we need Ground Zero perspectives again.

Resolved! Making New Year Resolutions

Resolved! Making New Year Resolutions

Looking for a different and more effective approach to making New Year resolutions? You’ve come to the right place.  Making New Year resolutions isn’t nearly as difficult as keeping them. Most of our “resolves” typically fall by the wayside just days into the New Year! As one wag observed, “Resolutions go in one year and […]

Love each other

Are We Loving Each Other?

Actively love each other. Remember that your church family are members of the body of Christ, just as you are a member of the body of Christ.

On Mission . . . In Portugal

The Igreja de Deus do Sétimo Dia de Portugal (ID7DP, or Church of God of the Seventh Day of Portugal) is a merger of two Sabbatarian Christian organizations: the Igreja Universal de Jesus Cristo (IUJC, or Universal Church of Jesus Christ), founded in 1931, and the Congregação Cristã de Portugal (Christian Congregation of Portugal), founded […]

Is God still in control

Is God Still in Control?

I am not sure what God considers the last days, but to me, it sure seems that we are approaching those days rather quickly. As I read 2 Timothy 3:1-5, it appears that the Apostle Paul is describing our time: But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come. 2 For men […]

When We Hit Rough Waters

The Gospel of John was written by the direction of the Holy Spirit as comfort, life instruction, and theology for every individual. John is a spiritually thrilling book. Its words and message are straightforward and so basic that this Gospel moves us to clearly understand the very heart of Jesus and comprehend why He came […]