Category church of god

The Church: A Blessing to this World

So many things take place that we sometimes do not understand them at their precise moment and many of times we are left to wonder what God is doing. But in due time we come to find out exactly what God had in mind all along, and then the pieces of the puzzle begin to […]

Giving and Getting

Commercialism has long been an important part of the Christmas scene, and billions of dollars are made by people unacquainted with the Christ who came to earth to inaugurate the plan of salvation. Others will reap the benefits of gift-giving in the name of the holy child, Jesus, while ignoring the benefits of the gospel […]

Sanctification

“Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered without the gate” (Heb. 13:12). Just what is the meaning of “sanctification”? What does it mean that Jesus “suffered without the gate” that He might sanctify the people with His own blood? The Greek word for sanctification— hagiadzoo—means to “take the […]

Does the Bible mean what it says?

CHILDREN OF GOD should fear their Maker; not with a dreadful fear, but with an awesome and reverent fear. Such a fear can come about only through a love and respect for His Word, both the written Word and the Word made flesh (Christ). Surely the Christian will fear the Word more than would an infidel; […]

The Simplicity of Christmas

As I was reading some Christmas articles by Hal Borland, author of Sundial of the Seasons, I was struck by the following statement: “Not the least of the wonders we commemorate this week was the simplicity surrounding the Birth itself.” How very true! And if we hold strictly to the commemoration of those events, our […]

The Urgency of Prayer!

The majority of the scriptures in this article will be taken from 1 Samuel Chapter 1:1-20. Please feel free to use this as a sermon outline and to your own writing style. We are all very familiar with many different Biblical accounts concerning prayer. When we speak of prayer the first person that comes to mind […]

Is Evangelism Passive?

Recently I heard someone say that they were referred to as having a view of passive evangelism. The individual contended on the fact that his view of evangelism is passive and that we can in essence evangelize much better with our testimony rather than any other form of Evangelism. Now could this form of Evangelism […]