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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

W ITH A VISION for lost people, the Lord has placed my family and me in the “melting pot” of the world. With nearly 8.5 million residents, New York City is the most populous city in the United States, and ...

“My lights went off... my home grew colder and colder ...and my cell phone died.” ...

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 ...

“Use worldly wealth to gain friends for yourselves, so that when it is gone, you will be welcomed into eternal dwellings” (Luke 16:9 NIV). ...

The Most High...is kind to the ungrateful and wicked” (Luke 6:35 NIV). ...

My ingenious mom’s decorations preached a sermon. ...

Our neighborhood is filled with violence, loss, loneliness, betrayal, abuse, neglect, shame, insecurity, fear, anger, pain, and death. In the midst of that darkness, Jesus Christ brought us light. ...

When the unfamiliar enters your family ...

Remembering What Really Matters ...

The loaves-and-fishes miracle would not have seemed miraculous without math. ...

“Have you come to be our mommy and daddy?” a small blonde-haired girl asked me. ...

A sea anemone can’t find nourishment pulling into itself and staying there, and neither can you. ...

Who better to carry the banner of healthy living than holiness people? ...

The Bowling Family Keeps Singing ...

"Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid” (John 14:27 NKJV). ...

However, Jesus had set me free from drugs and alcohol, and I had confidence knowing I would spend eternity in heaven. ...

When I was growing up, I hated hearing "Because I said so," which seemed to be every adult's favorite line. ...

Those Who Mourn Will Be Comforted ...

Senior Adults Have Much To Give ...

As the preacher gave the altar call, I knew this was my last chance. ...

In the jungles of Ecuador, a mother has to make an impossible decision. ...

“The prospects are as bright as the promises of God.”—Adoniram Judson (1788–1850) ...

Evangel Interview with Timothy Kaomi Gbo (a regional superintendent of 15 African countries for the Church of God. He also pastors a church in Lomé, Togo, where he is the national overseer. Lomé is one of World Mission’s City of ...

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

Embracing a Hispanic Community ...

Helping Kids on Five Continents ...

My sons’ prayers included family members, pets, grandparents, and pressing issues like broken toys and broken hearts. ...

On December 31, 2010, I drove my husband to Shands Emergency in Jacksonville, Florida, where they had to stop and restart his heart twice to get it back in rhythm. ...

Overcoming his own battlefield loss inspires an Army veteran to build up others. ...

With 2,000 worshipers packed together to celebrate Christ’s birth, would a young man with special needs be welcomed? ...

Two last-minute customers changed everything ...

How God’s Spirit helped one man cope with his baby’s sudden death. ...

A Story of the Camp Algona Nativity Scene ...

"Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus" (Phil. 2:5). ...

Expect the unexpected. I have lived in expectation, and God has done the unexpected. ...

“God has been telling me that I have to help others understand that they have to be bridges too.” ...

Desperately Searching for a Runaway Son ...

I was sent to Vietnam to command a batallion of 1,500 men. ...

Jeremiah Generation ...

The butterfly effect ...

“His father saw him, and had compassion” (Luke 15:20). ...

Evangel Interview: David E. Ramirez ...

Debunking Popular Misconceptions About Salvation ...

Faith is not faith until it is tested. ...

Navigating the Twists and Turns of Life ...

Desperately Searching for a Runaway Son ...

W HEN I WAS growing up, my father was a totalitarian. When he spoke, my brothers and I always sat up and paid attention. One thing that would always upset our father was for any of us to ask why ...

The Spiritual Discipline of Secrecy ...

I grew up in a very judgmental home, and judging others became part of my everyday life. No matter where I went, no matter who I saw, I could always find something about them to judge. Because I had been ...

Lessons from the Inupiat People ...

Father God placed this man in my life to save me. ...

I was a little jittery, but filled with peace. ...

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths” (Prov. 3:5-6 NKJV). ...

If we receive the inward joy that comes from God, it leads to freedom and peace. ...

The object of my faith must be greater than the size of my storm. ...

I wanted to write this article from a Biblically sound filing cabinet in my brain. I’m certain I now know way more about the tongues of fire than ever before. And I don’t underestimate the Comforter; the still, small voice ...

Five Testimonies ...

Your gifting could take you to a dangerous place. ...

God makes a way in the wilderness—but it still is the wilderness. ...

Taking Myself Off Center Stage ...

The Life of Henry Soderberg ...

Evangel Interview: Kelly Zachary-Arnold ...

Evangel Interview: Kelsi Deel ...

“If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand” (Mark 3:25 NIV). ...

Instead, we got snow. ...

The Holy Spirit's Ministry at Christmastime ...

A Montana Rancher Reflects on His Life and the Goodness of God ...

Forsaking Mormonism to Serve the Living God ...

Serving in the Northwest ...

"I am no hero. I am simply a blessed woman who, like others, stood on the shoulders of those who came before me." ...

God's Calling and a Pastor's Phone Call ...

God is never too late, never too early. ...

Where is Jesus? Isn't He mindful of my situation? Doesn't He care? ...

Pleading for an addicted son ...

Lessons for Life in the Ordinary Things ...

Evangel Interview: Mike and Shannon Chapman ...

The Gift of Prophecy ...

“The Lord, who delivered me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear, He will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine” (1 Sam. 17:37 NKJV). ...

With the Lord's help, we make it one day at a time. ...

"He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still." (Psalm 107:29). ...

I lost my voice, but I kept my trust in God. ...

Evangel Interview: Matt Hartley ...

Repairing my son's rifle reflected God's redeeming grace. ...

"All which happens in the whole world happens through hope." -Martin Luther ...

Encounters in the Air ...

Blessed are the Poor in Spirit: For theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven" (MATT .5:3) ...

An inspirational story of a Church of God woman ...

Those who mourn will be comforted ...

A Prodigal Daughter Restored ...

Give and it will come back to you. ...

How the Church of God transformed my life ...

After more than a decade of following Christ, I realize this newness of life is not a thing that “happened,” but something that is “happening." ...

"Please let daddy get out of jail and bring Mommy back home." ...

Honeymoon salvaged ...

I existed under the self-ascribed condemnation of being a depressed Christian. ...

An account of John Tipei ...

A young person's relationship with his father can greatly color his attitude toward God. ...

Could I forgive my family's killers? ...

Redemption Realized ...

Is there something rewarding you're missing out on because of fear? ...

"By His wounds you were healed" (1 Peter 2:24 NASB) ...

I heard God on a lonely beach in Virginia. ...

“Where can I go from Your Spirit?” the psalmist asks (Ps. 139:7 NASB). ...

The quest in my question must ultimately direct me toward God. ...

The body of Christ came alongside me and the children, undergirding us with prayer and emotional support, phone calls, and visits. ...

"Love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. ” (John 13:34) ...