Living Church News

Volume 19, No. 3, May/June 2017

Choose Life over Lentils

Personal Gerald E. Weston

Dear Brethren and Friends, “If only I knew then what I know now...”

The Greatest Generation?

Editorial Gerald E. Weston

Every generation has its challenges. Tom Brokaw wrote about those growing up during the Great Depression and fighting in World War II as “The Greatest Generation.” Without doubt, many suffered through hard times and overcame the brutalities of a war…

Being of One Mind

Gary F. Ehman

Jesus was gone! He no longer walked among His disciples. Even though He had been resurrected, as they gathered together for the annual Feast of Firstfruits, the grim thought of His crucifixion still weighed heavily on the minds of the disciples. But…

Meet the Council of Elders

Dexter B. Wakefield

How much do you know about the Living Church of God Council of Elders? The Council has long been an important part of God’s Work. While the Presiding Evangelist, Dr. Roderick C. Meredith, is the human head of the Work under Jesus Christ, an…

Blessed Are the Poor in Spirit

Peter G. Nathan

Shortly, we will be observing the Festival of Pentecost. Let’s examine a subject today that relates to our keeping of that Festival in a way that is pleasing to our Father in heaven. Matthew and Luke record for us a section of the teaching of Jesus…

How Do You Count Pentecost?

John H. Ogwyn (1949-2005)

Editor’s note: Normally, counting the days to determine when to keep Pentecost is a very simple matter. In the Old Testament, the wave sheaf was offered during the Days of Unleavened Bread on the day after the weekly Sabbath (cf…

Lee Strobel's Mistake in "The Case for Christ"

Wallace G. Smith

I took my family to see the new movie “The Case for Christ,” based on Lee Strobel’s book by the same name, depicting his investigation into the facts of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. What struck me most about the story is not Strobel’s search,…

The Young Reformer

Ken Frank

In the history of Israel and Judah, the greatest Passover after the time of the Judges occurred in 622bc and was brought about by a 26-year-old king. This very significant Passover occurred during the last reformation of the Kingdom of Judah,…

The Lie I Swallowed and Then Rethought

Woman to Woman Glory Talbott

Imagine you were a printer by profession. You’ve been printing for well over a decade, and you love your job. You’ve found it to be productive and fulfilling. You have passion for striving for excellence in that profession: you use the best inks,…

The Spirit of Pentecost

Commentary Rod McNair

Do you feel the Spirit of God moving in your life? Can you be filled with the same Spirit of Pentecost as Christ’s first disciples? Yes, you can!