Joe Gregory leads the event back in 2011.
By Carl Stagner
At Christmastime, it’s music which inspires the heart and stirs the soul for the season. Throughout the year, music activates memories and improves mood. In worship, it’s a vehicle of praise, adoration, and thanksgiving to the Lord Most High. But perhaps like no other genre of music, it is the heritage songs, in particular, that communicate the theology and core doctrines of the Church of God movement. These songs resonate warmly with the Christian experience, telling in joyful tones all Jesus is, what he has done, and what he promises to do. Powerful new songs may be heard more often today in most of our congregations, but the heritage songs have proved timeless through the years. That’s why Church of God Ministries is excited to announce the highly anticipated return of the beloved Heritage Sing to the Church of God Convention next June. Continue reading
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Tagged CHOG Convention 2019, Convention 2019 and General Assembly, FL, Florida, G.A., GA, General Assembly, Give Life 2019, GiveLife2019, Heritage Hymns, Heritage Sing, Heritage Sing-Along, hymns, Joe Gregory, Joseph Gregory, music, music ministry, Orlando, praise, singing, songs, worship
Photo: First Church mortgage going up in flames.
By Carl Stagner
Two thousand years ago, Jesus paid the debt we could not pay. His victory over death became our victory, setting us free to experience new life and share it with others. Until freedom reigns, debt has a way of holding us back, enslaving us to our past. First Church of God in Jefferson City, Missouri, found themselves in this very predicament. While thankful for the grace that covers their spiritual debt, the debt that stared them down, barring the way forward, was financial. This debt kept them from experiencing God’s best and embracing the future he’d planned for them. Then, early last year, the capital city congregation fixed their eyes on Christ and boldly stepped out of the boat. Continue reading
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Tagged bold, building campaign, celebration, debt, expansion, faith, financial freedom, goal, Jefferson City, Jesus, Joe Gregory, Joseph Gregory, Missouri, MO, mortgage burning, stewardship