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HAVING COMPASSION FOR THE FIELD OF SOULS

Benjamin Feliz |General Presbyter Mexico, Central America, and the Spanish-speaking Caribbean In the parable Christ told in Luke 14:15-24, He talks about a man (metaphorically representing God the Father) who prepared a banquet and invited many people. The universal plan of salvation includes everyone. God does not want for any sinner to perish, but He wants everyone …

Heighten Our Level Of Worship

Dr. Phillip E. Davis, Sr. |Chapel Hill, North Carolina   How does one heighten their level of worship? Heighten is a verb which expresses an action of some type. Heighten is defined as the ability to increase the amount or degree of doing something; to make brighter or more intense; to bring out more strongly; …

Do We Really Need Preaching?

Marsha Robinson | Editor     There is an anecdote told of a holiness preacher who was asked to speak at a church. He prayed about it and the Lord confirmed that he was to go. The date for his visit was set. When the time came for the service, the minister arrived at the …

The Life Giving Church

DeWayne Hamby | Orlando, Florida  “And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near” (Hebrews 10:24,25).      Why are you connected in …

Church: What’s In It For Kids?

Joy Hensley | International  Children’s Ministries    Local churches have the great privilege and opportunity to participate in pointing kids towards a lifelong journey of serving God. This is done through discipleship, active participation, and continual testimony. Healthy churches can and should evaluate often to see if they are on target or if they are …

Here I Stand

Dr. Elías Rodríguez | Cleveland, Tennessee There was a man of God who had a great career leading God’s people. In today’s Pentecostal language we would say that revival broke out under his leadership. During the days of Eli, his predecessor, “the word of the Lord was rare; there were not many visions” (1 Samuel …

Become A Church With IMPACT

Mark Menke    Since the Nassau, Bahamas launch of the SOPAS Next Generation class “Become a Church with Impact!” back in September 2015, we have taught the class in Nassau and Freeport, Bahamas, Alabama, the Southwest Region (Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico), Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Grand Cayman, Kenya, Montreal and Toronto, Eastern Canada, Indonesia, …

Fruitful Ministry

Dr. Elías Rodríguez | Cleveland, Tennessee Throughout the Scriptures, we find God’s expectations for us to bear fruit. I think that this theme runs from Genesis to Revelation. In the garden of Eden, God commanded the land to “produce vegetation: seed bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, …

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 …