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The First 100 Days

By: Bill Jacobs

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Bill Jacobs, along with his wife, Elaine, operate LifeResource Ministries, a Christian Living resource provider and child advocacy ministry. Bill holds a Master’s Degree in counseling from Webster University and is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in New Mexico. After working in public school as a counselor, facilitating grief groups and working in a mental health clinic, Bill now maintains a private counseling practice where he specializes in working with teens and families. His years in the ministry combined with his education and experience with thousands of children, teens and adults provide Bill a rich background from which to serve children and families of the Church of God.

Presidents are evaluated for their accomplishments after the first 100 days. What will the planet be like 100 days after Jesus returns?


The Truth Behind the Myth

By: Chris Gregor

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Originally a Chicago native; years ago Chris married the girl of his dreams, a southern girl, and moved to Georgia. He currently lives in Monroe, GA with his lovely wife, Lisa, and attends with Independent Church of God in Atlanta. He has 21 years’ experience in the electrical trade and has served many times with CGI and CEM-sponsored teen summer camps. At the Feast, Chris has taught Sabbath School classes, helped facilitate youth events, and worked backstage for Youth Day. Recently, he has served in a crucial role at the audio/video table providing visuals for worship service.

We all remember the stories we were told as children about who we are and where we came from. They illustrate the values and vision of a family, a church or even a nation. But do we believe those stories?


Living Water?

By: Lenny Cacchio

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Lenny Cacchio is a longtime Church of God member and is an Elder of the Church of God Kansas City . He resides in Lee’s Summit, MO, a suburb of Kansas City, with his wife Diane. They have two daughters, Jennifer and Michelle. They are charter members of the Church of God Kansas City. Lenny is the author of two books, “Morning Coffee Companion” and “The Gospel According to Moses: The Feast Days of Leviticus 23”. Lenny is a Certified Financial Planner and Chartered Financial Consultant, and works for US Bank’s Private Client Reserve in the Kansas City metropolitan area. Follow his blog at http://morningcompanion.blogspot.com.

In John 7, Jesus used the metaphor of “living water”. Why was this metaphor meaningful for the people in Jesus’ time and place? And was it just a metaphor?


Christians, "Belief" It or Not

By: Patrick Hinds

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Patrick is TN born and educated. He is president and Chief Operating Officer of Choice One Recruiting. Patrick is a founding member of Seventh Day Christian Assembly in Knoxville TN [1993] where he was ordained a deacon. Now relocated to south central TN, Patrick is actively working to establish a new congregation in Lewisburg TN. He has been active in youth-related activities for several years and has taught teens at the feast and youth retreats. He resides in Cornersville, TN with his wife Jeannie, and five children: Hannah, Abigail, Eli, Clara, and Naomi.

What is true belief and how do we know if we have it? How can we measure it?


“The Democratization of the Holy Spirit”

By: Jim O'Brien

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Jim ministers to the Church of God Cincinnati and Church of God Lexington congregations which publish the Christian magazine, Faith Network, and host the annual Winter Family Weekend in Lexington, Kentucky. He authors a weekly newsletter and travels widely to speak and minister to Sabbatarian congregations. Jim resides in West Chester, Ohio with his wife, Donna. He is the father of three children and grandfather of five.

Description: What does the founding of America have in common with the beginning of the Christian Church? What changed from the Old Testament era to open the door to gentiles in the New Testament Church?


"Hidden Mysteries."

By: Guy Swenson

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Guy is the founder of Common Ground Christian Ministries and co-founder of the Camp Outreach neighborhood ministry program. Guy operates the Common Ground Ministry House in Indianapolis that serves the poor in an inner city Indianapolis neighborhood. He and his wife Jennifer host about nearly 100 young adults and families from various congregations of the Church of God for “Camp Outreach.” Each summer the volunteers conduct a week-long Vacation Bible School for 80+ neighborhood children, feed breakfast and lunch to 130 residents and rehab houses for seniors, orphans, fatherless and poor families. Guy also operates a marketing research and technology business. Guy and Jennifer live in Plainfield, Indiana. They are the parents of four married children and grandparents of seven.

At a time when man-made and natural violence fills the news, what hope is there? How this all ends is a mystery to most. Yet, one of the most clear and profound prophecies given by God reveals the answer to this mystery and frees people whose burdens are heavy as they labor under a false image of God and His intentions.


OPENING NIGHT MESSAGE: What are you waiting for?

By: Jim O'Brien

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Jim ministers to the Church of God Cincinnati and Church of God Lexington congregations which publish the Christian magazine, Faith Network, and host the annual Winter Family Weekend in Lexington, Kentucky. He authors a weekly newsletter and travels widely to speak and minister to Sabbatarian congregations. Jim resides in West Chester, Ohio with his wife, Donna. He is the father of three children and grandfather of five.

What are you waiting for? That’s the question God asked Joshua when he was lying on his face afraid to attack the city of Ai! The same question He asked the Israelites who trembled before the giants occupying the Promised Land. The real Promised Land is just in front of us. Do you hear God asking you, “What are you waiting for?”


Is a Christian Revival in Our Future?

By: George Crow

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George Crow and Rosemary live in Texas. They have four children and six grand children. This is their 44th year attending the Feast of Tabernacles. George is a church elder. Over the last 20 years he has served on several Church of God Board of Directors, including currently on the Board of the Church of God International in Tyler, Texas. He is an aviation attorney.

To consider this question, a review of a few Old Testament revival accounts will show the common and yet, miraculous elements characterizing such events. Additionally, there will be a brief discussion of some of America’s “Great Awakenings” that have occurred over the last three centuries. The conclusion will be to consider what personal and collective contributions could, and perhaps should, be made, if a revival inspired by God is in the Church of God’s future or even, America’s future.


Lord, Your Name is At Stake!

By: Herb Hanson

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Herb serves as a minister in the Church of God International, Detroit congregation. His duties include coordinating the speaking schedule and serving on the local financial committee. In addtion to serving as the local church webmaster, he also provides website support for other congregations. Herb and his wife Anika reside in Detroit with their four children.

God’s name is on trial in today’s world and He needs a witness. Let us get ready for the witness stand by reviewing His names in action and how He earned an awesome reputation thousands of years ago and in our lives today.