LETTER TO THE CHURCHES REGARDING THE UPCOMING ELECTIONS

In our recent national meetings of the General Oversight Council (GOC), the matter of the impending election was prayerfully discussed. It was the viewpoint of the GOC that spiritual guidance should be given to our pastors and church leaders during this challenging time in our nation’s history. There was agreement that our congregations deserve whatever […]

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THE RIGHT THAT PAUL REFUSED TO WAIVE

We live in a day when the rights of Christians are under attack. The Apostle Paul experienced that also. Paul was under attack by members of the church in Corinth, and so in I Corinthians 9, he spoke openly about the fact that he had many rights. He mentions that he had rights as a […]

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JESUS ON THE RUN FOR HIS LIFE

JESUS ON THE RUN FOR HIS LIFE – Steve Jones, President of the Missionary Church The first attempt on Jesus’ life took place in the middle of the night. Just that morning, the stately visitors who had been staying with them were to have left for home, but they came to breakfast that morning with […]

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THE WORK OF WORLD-CHANGERS

The banquet dishes have been cleared away and during the speech that follows, the honorees of the Life-Time Achievement award are being described. The Master of Ceremonies brings his introduction to its crescendo. “Their tireless work has changed our world!” As everyone leaps to their feet for the standing ovation, the honorees look at each […]

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PUTTING THE PIN BACK IN THE GRENADE

Some of you are facing real conflict in your ministries, and the rest of you will face that day, someday soon. The Holy Spirit has recorded a story for you in Joshua 22 that could well save the day, if you will listen to it and learn from it. So here are some principles for […]

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When Disaster Strikes, Your Compassionate Help Needed

Dear Missionary Church family of churches, An earthquake doesn’t just shake the earth. It shakes a community! The recent earthquake in Ecuador is a case in point. Our Missionary Church families in many towns woke up one morning to a scene in which their homes were collapsed, their workplaces were destroyed, and their churches were […]

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Celebrating a Fine Woman

CELEBRATING A FINE WOMAN! This month’s article did not come about because I was writing a Hallmark card for my wife on Valentine’s Day, or trying to get myself out of some sort of marital trouble. It came about because I was meditating on Proverbs 31 in my quiet time.  In Proverbs 31, King Lemuel […]

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Stepping out of the Tent

When you go camping, you stay up too late. You push marshmallows onto sharpened sticks; and after your fingers are sticky and your stomach is full, you settle down in a circle around the campfire.  As the evening grows late, the conversation grows quieter, until one by one your friends yawn and say goodnight. By […]

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CONFIDENT COURAGE

When I was a boy, old people would make dire predictions. They would say things to my mother like, “You’re not going to let him go out in this weather, are you? It’s practically a tornado out there!” There were also the unspoken dire predictions. “If you don’t study hard and get good grades, young […]

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