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Jesus Be the Center

This has been a powerful Assembly. We have heard a fresh word from God through each sermon and with anointed worship giving God the highest praise. We have experienced freedom in the Spirit and many have experienced salvation and cleansing and many were baptized in the Holy Ghost and they will leave this assembly a …

Familiar Chains

Growing up mostly in a small town has always afforded me the opportunity to see the world around me in very simplistic terms. For the most part, life didn’t seem to get that complicated until I reached adulthood. There were always familiar patterns to everyday life and church definitely fit into that mold. We knew …

Anointed for the Mission

What is the best sermon that you have ever heard? No one has ever preached a better sermon than the first one that Jesus preached in His hometown of Nazareth. Luke recorded this sermon because, of all the things that he wanted us to know for sure, the most important is the good news of …

The Cost of Breakthrough

Dietrich Bonhoeffer is a name synonymous with two words, suffering and joy. To read his writings and his story, the Christian is struck with the reality that this man knew something personally about the cost of breakthrough. Only months before his execution on April 9, 1945, he spoke with such joy about the path that …

Missions: A Life-Changing Experience

“It will change your life!” Those words were said to me repeatedly before I went on my first mission trip. So many times that, although I smiled on the outside, I inwardly rolled my eyes and cringed when I heard it. I knew the trip would change my life. That was a no-brainer. But, realizing …

Tiny Hands Give Tremendous Blessings

It’s Second Sunday! For Church of God of Prophecy attendees internationally, we know what that means: It’s time to joyfully receive the offering for the Missions Department and send it to the International Offices to support our missionaries! At Roberts Tabernacle Church of God of Prophecy in Westmoreland, Tennessee, there’s an additional meaning. It means …

Global Missions Ministries: This Is Our Family

Over the past few weeks I have celebrated the distinct blessing of fellowship with our local pastors across North America. One venue for this celebration comes as a result of our bi-annual International Assembly celebrated this past summer. The Assembly is always a personal delight as we make preparations to receive our entire family from …

Your Job is Important to God

  “Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might” (Ecclesiastes 9:10). “And indeed ye do it toward all the brethren which are in all Macedonia: but we beseech you, brethren, that ye increase more and more; And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work …

Our First General Assembly: The Event, the People and the Significance

The Event Our first General Assembly was a meeting of representatives of several congregations in North Carolina, Georgia, and Tennessee. Twenty-one delegates gathered on Friday and Saturday, January 26 and 27, 1906, in the community of Camp Creek, North Carolina. According to our earliest history, they met “to consider questions of importance and to search …

Breakthrough to Boldness

Pastors, evangelists, local church leaders, and laity long for breakthrough in their ministries for Christ and God’s kingdom. During times of breakthrough, the presence and power of God are evident and the proclamation and promulgation of the Gospel goes forward with great strides. Sometimes the breakthrough comes suddenly and forcefully. Sometimes the breakthrough comes gradually …