T hese are unprecedented times! Since March 2020, people around the world have been glued to developing current events. It began with the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact upon the world and questions about the future. Then, the attention in ...

H ow many doors have closed to you since COVID-19 commenced crumpling calendars? This summer across our denomination, mission trips, youth camps, Vacation Bible Schools, camp meetings, and the International General Assembly could not happen. Personally, I’m counting four months ...

“I t just happened that I was in the right place when God chose to start it,” the Reverend A. V. Childers recalled in a 1978 interview about the founding of the Church of God Children’s Home in Concord, North ...

I t was late afternoon when I arrived at my destination—a quiet old cemetery on the outskirts of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I walked up a small hill to a stone pyramid about six feet high. Each of the four sides had ...

O ur world has changed in the past few months. Who would have ever believed thousands of congregations across the U.S. would be closed in a matter of days? Who would have believed school semesters would be suspended and major ...

I semi-reluctantly opened the front door of the building where I worked after having been on vacation. I had no idea I was about to receive a heartfelt reception. I had only stepped a couple feet inside when a particular ...

H ave you met the church police? These people think they can look at others (who are not in their little group) and discover their shortcomings, sins, and failures. Amazingly, they never seem to perceive any sin in their own ...

T he easiest way to kill a dragon is to smash it while it is still inside its egg. If you can kill it in its gestation period, you will never have to battle a monster—and you might enjoy some ...

W hile driving through Murphy, North Carolina, a couple of weeks ago, I saw this billboard: TOLERANCE IS THE HIGHEST FORM OF EDUCATION. Adorning the bottom of that sign was the “coexist” symbol, which pictures the idea that Islam, Hinduism, ...

“When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned.” On December 21, 1966, I married Vince, a firefighter in the Air Force. I was 18; he was 21. Soon afterward, an unexplained sadness and a smoldering anger began ...

Danny Byrd is an ordained Church of God bishop and full-time evangelist/missionary based in Eastern North Carolina. Is there any particular message the Lord is laying on your heart these days? I love to preach the fundamental doctrines of the ...

L OVE: Perhaps the most powerful word, in any language, in any culture, at any time. We’ve written poems, ballads, and secular and sacred music declaring its worth. If we as Christians allow love to be wrongly defined by pop ...

I n summer 2015, my wife and I were speaking at a youth camp when the Lord began to stir our hearts. We had been serving in co-vocational ministry for 12 years, but now Krista and I were sensing the ...

A t its heart, prayer is worship. At its edge, prayer is mission. In between, God meets our needs. Sadly, our needs are front and center in prayer. We fail to appreciate prayer as worship and see its centering capacity. ...

A FEW YEARS AGO, I found myself at a bit of a standstill with my life. I am a stay-at-home mom of two wonderful children, which I find to be a consuming job. All I had time for was being ...

B OTH OF THE BOYS had enjoyed every minute of swimming, fishing, and building sandcastles; but, as every parent of elementary-age boys knows, the beach is a stressful place. If I had said, “That’s far enough!” once, I’d said it ...

1967: The year of Israel’s “Six-Day War,” the first Super Bowl, and the Apollo 1 disaster. Overshadowing everything was the continuing and escalating hostilities in Southeast Asia. Hundreds of thousands died in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War. Death, destruction, ...

“Let’s build a campfire around five important truths: God creates, God is other, God redeems, God sees, and God inhabits.” ...

SERVING MORNING AND NIGHT ...

Leaders who see the power of connecting generations—choosing to live with the tension it brings and do the hard work of leading through it—will set their churches up to fulfill the Great Commission with greater effectiveness. ...

The United States of America is at a crossroads. Will we be guided by a view of Scripture or by the value system of secularism? ...

This season you’re in may puzzle you, but it does not bewilder God. ...

God’s miraculous intervention for the Robinson family ...

No Need For Fear Or Intimidation ...

The church is a place for the weary, the broken, and the hurting...but is it a place for those in recovery? ...

Despite Apostasies, Christ Is Building His Church ...

Behind the beautiful illusion of pleasure, there is a snake-coiled and ready to strike. ...

Voting Pro-Life Is Not Enough ...

“At the name of Jesus every knee will bow, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth” (Phil. 2:10 NASB). ...

My mother came face-to-face with a life-changing decision that, for anyone, would have been an overwhelming weight to bear. ...

Many preachers don't want anyone to stir up controversy, so they are silent about our country's moral decline. ...

The Pure In Heart Will See God ...

The Meek Will Get The Earth ...

Christ Satisfies Those Who Hunger For Righteousness ...

I Wept Because I Treated Her Like A Problem - Like Something Dirty ...

Is that a hymnal? ...

A Prisoner Accepts Christ ...

A Gift for Every Believer ...

God proved Himself to me that day with a jar of peanut butter and a bag of sugar. He is ever faithful. ...

The devil is nothing but a dog on a leash. ...

GOD FOUND ME HIDING IN THE SCHOOL LIBRARY ...

A Prodigal Daughter Restored ...

Next Sunday, as you stand to worship in the spirit and your praise becomes “the throne” . . . just imagine! ...

How do we make an all-out effort to aggressively and evangelistically target groups of people who have not heard the name of Jesus? ...

A blending of the ancient and new is taking place, calling for spiritual discernment. ...

Deluded ministers are preaching "Another Jesus." ...

Recuperación después de las tormentas Irma y María que golpeó Puerto Rico, septiembre de 2017 ...

N O RECUERDO el lugar ni el momento, en que por primera vez leí esta frase: «Los momentos duros no duran, las personas duras sí.» Las frustraciones y los malos tiempos que se experimentan en el liderazgo a veces nos ...

Charlatans, false prophets, abusers, and dividers are Satan’s messengers. ...

“If there is no God, life becomes absurd.” ...

Tim Hill's message to the 75th General Assembly ...

“T he more things change, the more they stay the same.” That bit of wisdom was first offered in the 19th century by a French writer, but it rings true when I think of Lee University in 2018, looking back ...

Jesus has called us to build bridges. ...

Life is a human right, not a culture war. ...

How Did We Get Here? What Can the Church Do? ...

The Rise of Sex Trafficking in America ...

According to God, sex with anyone who is not your husband or your wife is sin, whether that happens before marriage, during marriage, or after marriage. ...

“I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me” (John 14:6 NKJV) ...

The Gift of Discernment ...

How in the world did we depart so far from the transforming power of the gospel of Jesus? ...

We are going to need the Lord more than ever before. ...

Technology is zipping the gospel around the world. ...

The catching away of the church could happen at any moment. ...

“Because lawlessness will increase so much, the love of many will grow cold” (Matthew 24:12 NET). ...

No matter their physical appearance, Jesus saw every woman as a human being in need of divine grace and compassion. ...

Why are terrorism, religious extremism, and moral corruption increasing exponentially? ...

Govern­ment is a mirror that clearly re­flects the image of those who stand closest to it. ...

The Ultimate Testimony ...

Is It at Risk? How Should Christians Respond? ...

Americans are more tolerant of porn use than ever—even while research is confirming that it’s worse than we thought. ...

"Even to your old age and gray hairs I am he . . . " (Isaiah 46:4) ...

Evangel Interview with Athena Davis ...

We must not be afraid to share our faith online. ...

Evangel Interview: Tim Hill ...

We must not remove ourselves from the struggling loved ones God has placed in our lives. ...

There is nothing else like the Body of Christ. ...

More than 30 years after the first patients were diagnosed with AIDS, we face ongoing challenges. ...

Is the atom bomb the end? ...

Today, Satan and his fallen angels war against God's people. ...

Unquestionably, the power of evil is present in our society. ...

Addiction to Video Games ...

Rewards and Risks of Social Media ...

When marriages improve, churches and communities improve. ...

I learned early in life that “color is only skin-deep.” ...