The Gift of Forgiveness

The Christmas of 1949 we didn’t have a tree. My dad had as much pride as anybody, I suppose, so he wouldn’t just say that we couldn’t afford one. When I mentioned it, my mother said that we weren’t going to have one this year, that we couldn’t afford one, and even if we could…

Persecution Warning

Pentecostal statesman, author, and composer Jack Hayford addressed attendees of the Assemblies of God General Council on Friday, warning that American Christians shouldn’t expect to escape coming persecution in an increasingly wicked world. AG General Superintendent George O. Wood introduced Hayford as the most-respected person in Pentecostal/charismatic circles today. Hayford, founding pastor of the Church…

What is Resurrection Sunday

Why is resurrection Sunday significant to the Christian faith? Whether it is called Easter or Resurrection Sunday is not as important as the event and purpose of the resurrection. However, the timing of the crucifixion and resurrection is significantly meaningful. The resurrection of Jesus is the culmination of all things meaningful, faith and fact, in…

6 Ways to Go Beyond Sunday Mornings

by Scott Berkey Every Sunday, millions of children gather in churches to sing songs, learn Bible stories, participate in games and complete crafts (or at least attempt to). And every Sunday, ministry leaders and volunteers meet with them to lead worship, explain Bible verses, model godly relationships and, when necessary, help smaller hands operate the…