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Biblical Thoughts On Spiritual Maturity

Adrian L. Varlack, Sr. | Church Historian ETERNAL LIFE     Towards the end of His earthly ministry and while headed to the cross, our Lord Jesus Christ was praying to His Father, announcing within the hearing of His disciples that He had finished the work His Father had given Him to do (John 17). …

Believe In The Risen Messiah

Dr. Milton Gordon |Big Sandy, Tennessee Imagine yourself in Jerusalem sometime around AD 33. You and a friend decide to walk to a nearby town about two hours away. This town is a wonderful place to relax and unwind and has some great hot baths. Another man there gives an account of recent events that …

The Message Gets Through

Dean Merrill |Colorado Springs, Colorado An Excerpt from Miracle Invasion Following is a story featured in the new book Miracle Invasionby Dean Merrill. The book, released by Broadstreet Publishing, was produced in conjunction with the Pentecostal Charismatic Churches of North America (PCCNA) to profile the gifts of the Spirit currently operating in the world. Two stories from …

Deny, Take Up, And Follow

Tim Atterberry |Louisville, Kentucky “If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.” Luke 9:23 If any of us were surveyed during the time of Jesus, particularly before His death, we would have likely said the cross was just a torturous tool used by …

A Cry From The Cross

Marsha Robinson | Editor for the White Wing Messenger “Now when the sixth hour had come, there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour. And at the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, ‘Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?’ which is translated, ‘My God, My God, why have You forsaken …

What Our Kids Need To Know About Easter

Kathy Creasy | Cleveland, Tennessee Too often, when children think about Easter, they focus on bunnies, eggs, and other secular symbols and traditions of the holiday. Do our children understand the significant truths that came to life as Christ was crucified and then resurrected from the dead?  Here are a few biblical truths our children can …

Joy Comes In The Morning

Dr. Elías Rodríguez | CBL Faculty Even though God created nighttime for man to rest, and He said it was good, the darkness of night has been used to represent difficult moments in our lives. When we are going through painful situations, we usually compare these to the dark of night. Illness, separation from family …

Is COGOP Pentecostal?

Dr. Elias Rodriguez | Cleveland, Tennessee Many years ago, members of the Church of God of Prophecy were taught the COGOP was not a Pentecostal Church. I assume that this teaching was based on past eagerness to differentiate us from other churches and denominations, and to establish ourselves as “the Church of God of the …

Another Comforter

Randy Howard | Cleveland, Tennessee Let’s jump into this idea of Spirit participation in leadership development with the Bible phrase “another Comforter.” We know this was the term Jesus used in the Gospel of John as He described the Holy Spirit He would send, and we have learned this phrase in Greek is paraclete, or …

Making God’s Word Effective in our Lives

Sam N. Clements | General Overseer 1 Peter 1:23-25 “Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth forever. For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away: …