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Q & A

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Q1: I recently joined the church and was wondering what sorts of things my family and I shouldn’t do on the Sabbath. Some people are telling me my kids can’t play sports on Saturdays (which they’ve been doing for years), and others say it’s okay. I’m confused and certainly don’t want to upset God. Please […]

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Reader Questions

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Reader Questions: 1. I noticed that this year the Jewish Passover was on a different day than the Passover we celebrated. What is the difference in the dates, and is it significant? The Church of God International (CGI) and many other Church of God groups celebrate the Lord’s Passover or Lord’s Supper the night before […]

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As Little Children

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“Therefore we are buried with Him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life” (Romans 6:4). When we come up out of the water, our baptism makes us a new person as we […]

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Slow Starts

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We all have aspirations. For some of us still, that includes baptism. However, as you come up out of the water, while God may see you spiritually as a new creature, you are still very physically you. Your neural pathways are still the same as they were when you went under the water. It is […]

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Count down to the 2016 retreat.

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We are just over a week away from the Infuse 2016 Summer Retreat in Clearwater Florida.  The theme this year is Accountable. We need to hold ourselves accountable in every aspect of our lives: God, ourselves, family, friends, coworker, strangers, and so on. Our verse to go with the theme this year is 1 Timothy […]

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The Foundation of Creation

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As a boy, I read my brother’s Boy Scout book. I was fascinated by the book—the idea of cooking on an open fire, identifying trees, identifying edible plants, reading the night sky, tracking animals, and just being in the wonderful world of God’s creation. The Bible tells us, “For the invisible things of him from […]

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I Will Praise You In This Storm

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Myrtle Beach SC Feast 2015  This year’s Feast started out like any other Feast, but it turned out to be the one I will always remember very well. You remember something about every Feast; some years take a bit longer to recall than others. Well, Feast 2015 was the year of the hurricane and flood. […]

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The Foundation for Salvation

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Most people in Christendom are interested in their salvation, which they think is “going to heaven.” Millions think the foundation of their salvation includes going to church every Sunday morning and observing Christmas as Jesus’ birthday and Easter as His resurrection. Those of us in the Church of God know that these practices are not […]

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Retreat Recap 2015

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We kicked off Thursday night with finger foods and fellowship. Stephen Glover gave a great seminar on how to strengthen our families and our churches. He spoke on the importance of men and women being accountable for their respective roles in family life, holding up Jesus’ relationship with His Father as a model for our […]

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