by Johnathan Arnold
Few people think that living a holy life is possible. God's Word is clear that holiness is more than possible: it is required. This would be a terrible thought except that the One who called us has also made the provision! God's Word is good and life-giving on every topic, especially holiness. Here are ten verses on holiness that every Christian should be familiar with.
by Serena Sickler
Singing has always played an important part in Christian worship. Jesus himself sang a hymn with the disciples at the Last Supper (Matthew 26:30). After Jesus' death and resurrection, the early Christian church continued singing psalms of praise when they gathered together to worship.
Fifteen-hundred years later Protestant reformers reestablished the importance of congregational singing which had been stifled by church leaders. Each new generation has developed what they thought was their own unique perspective on the best way to sing praise to God, but—with a few rare exceptions—they have all agreed: singing is a necessary part of worship.
Rev. Harry Plank served as Conference President of God's Missionary Church for 19 years. Today, we wish him a very happy birthday and God's richest blessings on his home and ministry! Bro. Plank is currently serving in evangelism.
“I remember when Bro. Plank came and spoke in chapel when I was attending Penn View. He said that he was terrified to go into ministry, but he went anyway putting his faith and trust in God—God never failed! That was and continues to be a great encouragement to me.” –PAUL RYAN
I’m thankful for the wealth that my Mom and Dad have given me. They are riches that will never be taken away. Treasures that money cannot buy. –JAMES PLANK
by Wilmer and Linda Paulus
At the end of August, we drove a large truck to Florida full of tools and supplies. Our purpose was to begin work on the caretaker's house at the Sun City camp so that it can be improved for the new pastor and caretaker.
by Jeremy Fuller
The word “Passover” is a unique term. It found its way into the English language through William Tyndale’s 1526 English New Testament. Eighty-five years later, the translators of the King James Version chose the same word as Tyndale: “For even Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us.” It is a literal translation of the Hebrew. And while learned scholars are still disputing its etymology and offering theories on its meaning, it seems clear to me that it just means what it says. The judgment of God passed over.
by Robert Booth
This year, on October 31st, many Americans will be hoarding candy or plotting to scare people. As Christians, we have an awesome alternative. On October 31, 1517, an event took place that changed the course of human history; most people know nothing about it. Will you join me in celebrating the anniversary of one of the greatest historical events in church history — the Protestant Reformation?
by Ryan Martin
Emotions are crazy.
And sometimes both, for no apparent reason!
Emotions can be so confusing.
by Johnathan Arnold
"Have you ever been baptized?" I asked my wife on the way to our honeymoon destination. Like many believers, she had not. Several days later, on a vacant beach, I baptized her in the brisk ocean water after singing "Thank you Lord for saving my soul."
If you approached your pastor and told him that you had never been baptized, what would you expect him to say or do? Our theology of baptism has a direct correlation to the way in which it is carried out in the life of the church. Three points are commonly highlighted:
Aug. 24: Attended a World Mission board meeting to discuss our work in Haiti. We were honored to have our Haitian Bible School President, Rev. Anthony Bathard, and Sis. Emma who has taught at our Bible School for many years. Bro. Mobley also was with us and offered valuable insight into God’s work there.
Aug. 24-25: We entertained in our home two conference leaders to talk about how to partner to build God’s kingdom. Bro. Jeremy Fuller joined us on Friday morning. God helped and gave us some good insights on how to work together.
by Rex McDowell, Sr.
You have heard it dozens of times. A missionary comes to your church and pours out his heart about God’s heart for reaching the whole world. The Spirit stirs your heart. Then the pastor, before taking the offering, comments, “We can’t all go to foreign fields, but we are all missionaries right where we are.” There it is: Everyone is a missionary. It sounds spiritual, doesn’t it? But is it true? And what fruit often grows from it?
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