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Assembly Reservations Now Open
Reservations for the 98th International Assembly, being held July 30-August 3, 2014, at the Rosen Shingle Creek, have officially opened. Those wanting to reserve rooms can go to cogop.org to visit the Assembly website and go through the registration process. The entire hotel has been reserved for Assembly delegates and the Rosen company has also offered nearby hotels for any possible overflow. Those staying at a Rosen resort will have parking fees ($16 a day) included in their room rate.
The theme for the Assembly is Breakthrough. The week's activities will include general sessions with worship teams and ministers, mission emphasis events, business meetings, special programs for youth and children, workshops and more. Prior to the official opening, the international presbytery of the Church of God of Prophecy will gather to meet, pray and select a leader to serve as the church's next General Overseer.
Assembly Schedule Highlights The full schedule will be posted on the Assembly website. Here are some highlights: Wednesday Business sessions Presentation and prayerful discernment of new General Overseer The General Overseer Speaks Committee Reports-Finance, Bible Doctrine & Polity Musical Concert by Bahama Brass Band Message by Stephen Masilela, General Presbyter, Africa Thursday Assembly for Children Youth Ministries Workshops for Student Leaders Presentation by Church Multiplication Network Afternoon Workshops-Details on Assembly website Musical Concert by the Duncans Message by Brian Sutton, Pastor CCMN Network Fellowship Friday Assembly for Children Youth Ministries Workshops for Student Leaders Presentation by David Ferguson, Intimate Life Ministries and Adrian Varlack, Center for Biblical Leadership Instructor Mission Encounter Music by Bahama Youth Band Young Harvest Emphasis Service Message by Tim Beck, Alabama State Youth Pastor Worship with Tony Sutherland Saturday Assembly for Children Youth Orlando Mission Outreach Operation Omega Youth Service Bishop Ordination Service Hispanic Worship Celebration Tomlinson College Reunion Regional General Presbyter Gatherings Music by International Assembly Mass Choir Message by Dr. Mark Williams, General Overseer, Church of God Youth Ministries Fellowship Sunday Message by Jung Min Lee, National Overseer, Korea/Thailand Music by the Young Harvest Mass Choir Challenge by Newly-Selected General Overseer Appointments Discount Disney Tickets Make plans to join other families on Sunday, August 3, for a Disney Day in the Park at the Magic Kingdom after the conclusion of the Assembly. Specially priced tickets will allow access to the park after 2 pm or 4 pm. For advance purchase of specially priced Disney Meeting/Convention Theme Park tickets for the Walt Disney World theme parks, call 407-566-5600 or CLICK HERE at (alabamaupdate.blogspot.com) Please note the cut-off date for advance purchase savings is July 29, 2014.
CHRIST OUR LAW-GIVER The Last Great Conflict----A. J. Tomlinson
here are a number of people who have enjoyed the “latter rain” showers that have been falling, and who have received the baptism with the Holy Ghost, but are floating around as a sailing vessel which has no chart or compass. Their sails are spread, and as the wind blows in a certain direction they move off with great joy and liberty; but when that puff of wind ceases and another one comes from another direction, off they go again with that gust, though it may be driving them almost in an opposite course. Just so they are sailing, they seem to be satisfied. Sailors with a chart and compass for a guide will hoist their sails and fly before the wind, provided it carries them the way they wish to travel, but when the wind comes that is contrary they either take down their sails and anchor or shift them and tack until a more favorable breeze comes again. We should not be carried about by every wind of doctrine. It is very unsatisfactory to be unsettled. One who is unsettled is unsafe, and one who is settled on the wrong foundation is also dangerous. It is always good for a man to change from the wrong to the right, but it is very serious to change from the right to the wrong. I have in mind a sweet Christian character who was very strong against a certain line of truth, but in a short time the tempest seemed to blow so hard in the right direction that the precious soul was driven by the tempest and accepted the truth, but he remains so unsettled, judging from his conversation, that there are some fears that if he was to get into a severe tempest beating against this some line of truth, he would fall in with that tempest and turn in the opposite direction, again. We cannot trust such a person, neither can God depend upon him. Rooted and grounded in the truth is the only safe place. The question is often asked, “What should the Pentecostal people do as pertaining to organization? Should they organize, or remain with no order of government?” There is only one way to settle these questions, and that is to examine the Scriptures unbiased and without prejudice. Not only should the whole “latter rain” affection be ONE in answer to the prayer of Jesus, but all real Christians ought to be joined together in one body. “Now I beseech you, brethren by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind, and in the same judgment.” (1 Cor. 1:10). “Fulfill ye my joy, that ye may be like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.” (Phil. 2:2). Two or more minds might run together and they agree on something that was wrong, and
for fear that this might be the case, and as if in order to cut off occasion for such a serious error, Paul adds, “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus.” (Phil. 2:5). This then is intended to put us in one accord with Christ, and if all the followers and disciples of Jesus Christ are in accord with Him they will be in one accord with each other as a whole. What should the Christian people do? Get in perfect harmony and one accord with Christ in spirit, mind and teaching, and this will bring us together into one body, one organization, under one government, with one lawgiver–Christ-who is the head of the Church. Jesus instituted His Church for government, and all the laws of government came from Him to us through His holy apostles. I admit that we have those in our ranks who oppose government and any form of organization, but such are false teachers. They refuse to submit to government, and are holding themselves aloof and independent, everyone for himself, even contending against any form of organization, and say they are members of Christ’s church. It matters not how spiritual they may seem to be, or how honest they may be, they are dangerous characters, and enemies to Christ and His truth. “But there were false prophets among the people also, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord....and despise government. Presumptuous are they, self-willed, they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities.” (2 Peter 2:1, 10). “Likewise, also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion (government), and speak evil of dignities.” (Jude 8). No one can be a member of Christ’s church and refuse government and hold themselves aloof from organization–His organization–His government–His laws. His Church means government. It is not a legislative or law-making body, but an executive body. It executes the laws already given. It is also a judicial body, because it applies the laws already enacted to particular cases. To object to dominion, to despise government, to refuse organization means opposition to the council at Jerusalem (Acts 15), and means opposition to Christ’s church. In the teaching of the parable of the pounds given by our Lord (Luke 19:12-27), He shows the value of obedience and Faithfulness to His government and laws,
and in verse 27 He calls the people His enemies who refuse His reigning over them, commanding them to be brought and slain before Him. If I reject His government and disobey His laws, I make myself a disloyal subject, and according to this teaching I must be slain. The Apostle Paul gives the same teaching at 2 Thess. 1:7-9, where he says–“The Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with His mighty angels, in flaming fire, taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel (commands) of our Lord Jesus Christ: who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power.” The reading of this Scripture calls for another to explain what it is to obey God, for we read here that He is going to take vengeance on them that do not obey Him. At 1 John 2:3,4, we are told of a proof for our knowing Him–“And hereby we know him, if we keep his commandments, He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.” These Scriptures surely ought to teach everyone the importance of perfect obedience to His laws. We frequently hear people say, “I know I have passed from death unto life because I love the brethren,” which is a quotation of 1John 3:14, which is all right, but let us look a little farther on and see what it is to love God’s children or the brethren. “By this we know that we love the children of God (brethren), when we love God, and keep his commandments.” This brings us down to obedience to His laws and government again. Christ’s laws. Christ’s government. “God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son.” (Hebrews 1:1, 2). Then to be loyal subjects of His government, we must obey His laws or commands. We have already shown that to refuse to do this, makes us worthy of being slain or punished with everlasting destruction. Many people who today claim to be members of Christ’s church (government), remind me of people who come from foreign countries to the United States and fail to take the “oath of allegiance.” “They are on United States soil or territory, reaping the benefits therefrom, but not United States citizens. Israel was recognized by God as His children or chosen people, but not until they crossed the Red Sea and accepted and covenanted to keep the laws of God given them through Moses were they recognized as, or called the Church in the wilderness.” Church then means government–Christ’s government...His Church. Here then is where women are to keep silence: that is, they are to have no active part in the governmental affairs. (1 Cor. 14:34). Here too, is where Paul said he would rather speak five words with his understanding that with his voice he might teach others, than ten thousand words with an unknown tongue. (1 Cor. 14:19). Here, also, is where not over three at most, and
they one at a time, may speak in tongues and let one interpret, and if there be no interpreter let him keep silent in the church. (1 Cor.14:27, 28). There were no women speaking in the council at Jerusalem: no one talking in tongues. They were a judicial body, searching for and applying the laws to a particular case. When the law was found touching that particular case it was applied, and James, who seemed to be chairman or moderator, made the statement which settled all discussion and debate, and there were no votes taken because they only had to obey the law already given, and only added words of explanation. His Church is not a government by the people, which is democratic form, neither is it government by the people by representatives, which is republican form; but, “The government shall be upon his shoulder.” (Isa. 9:6). His Church is a theocracy. God giving His laws through Moses is a type. God giving His laws through Christ is evidently the antitype and very image–the perfection for government. “For the law having a shadow of good things to come and not the very image of the things.” (Heb. 10:1). This signifies that Christ’s is the real government of which Moses; was only a shadow. The government through Moses has had an end, but the government under Christ is to continue–perpetuate. “Of the increase of his government...there shall be no end.” (Isa. 9:7). He is to rule or govern His Church in this world as Moses governed Israel in the wilderness. As Israel was a peculiar treasure unto God among thousands of inhabitants, but separate from them, so Christ “gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.” (Titus 2:14). We are in the world but not of the world. We are under Christ’s government, but subject to “the powers that be” in whatever country we are placed, except the worldgovernments conflict with our obligations to Christ. Then Christ must be honored and obeyed rather than the world governments even at the peril of our lives. (Acts 4:19; 5:29). “Christ is the head of the church: and he is the savior of the body.” Therefore the Church is to be subject to Him in everything. “Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, that he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.” (Eph. 5:23-27). Those men who have followed and obeyed Him faithfully here will constitute His great host of rulers and governors during His thousand years reign on earth, when He shall reign without rival. All people and all nations will be subject unto Him. “And the Lord shall give unto him the throne of his father David... And of his kingdom there shall be no end.” (Luke 1:32,33).
Alexander City: What a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner we were blessed with at church. The ladies decorated the fellowship hall according to the season, and the food was outstanding. E v e r yo n e r e a l l y enjoyed this occasion. Browntown: Browntown had a Chili Cook-Off fundraiser for youth camp and couples met for breakfast with a walk in the park. Chickasaw: Wonderful month of Thanksgiving blessings. We attended a Thanksgiving District Meeting at Bayu La Batre. Pastor Walter DeGeer brought a message on the ‘Harvest....How We Plow, Plant, Water and God Brings the Increase.’ We were truly blessed. We had an Old Fashion Day and everyone enjoyed food, fellowship and fun. Our pastor wore his overalls with his John Deere pocket watch. As we reflected on days gone by we were reminded that our memories are precious. It was good to see how things and times have changed. We had a sweet baby dedication, Maci Marie Sasser slept through it until the Pastor picked her up to pray. What a beautiful little doll! It was so special for the family and church too. We love our new church
baby. Our youth had a bucket drop to raise money for “Winter Conference”. They are so excited! We have 7 who are going. Continued prayer and blessing to all. Fayette-North Pointe: We celebrated Thanksgiving holiday with a fellowship serving Mexican food to the congregation and visitors. We praise the Lord for a young man who gave his life to the Lord that morning during the service. Several visitors have been attending and more continue to come and request prayer for loved ones who are lost. We are praying for a man in the community in desperate need of a liver transplant. Another young college age girl is struggling with anorexia and we pray for her complete healing. We serve a God who is more than able to sustain and deliver us from any attack of the enemy. We pray for all our churches to
have a blessed holiday season as we stand and proclaim God’s Word. Gordo: Thanksgiving month has been a busy one. Our fall festival was held and it included Chili and Soup Cook-Off. Vetres Burns placed first with the chili and Ruby Pritchett with the soup. The Children’s Department had a costume contest with the winner for the boys, Kennedy Pickrell and the girl was Chasity Hughes. We also had booths with games for all ages. Haleigh Junkin, (parents Rodney and Denise Junkin, and grandparents, Tony and Vetres Burns), signed a full four your sports scholarship to play softball for Stillman C ol l ege located in Tuscaloosa. We are enjoying our round table Bible study each 3rd Sunday night. We ended the month with a “Church Family Thanksgiving” meal on Sunday night November 24th. We
appreciate Pastor Rose and the activities he has to promote “Church Families”. Greenpond: We offer thanks unto the Lord for His gifts that are abundant and His blessings which are many. Our Homecoming was outstanding with one hundred and fifty-nine in attendance. The Diplomats from Carrollton, Georgia, were our guest singers for the morning and afternoon services. As they ministered to us in singing, God’s Spirit was touching souls. Many needs were met and souls were saved. A wonderful lunch was enjoyed by all. It was an awesome day. Honor was given to the Veterans. We salute those who have served and those who unselfishly continue to devote their lives to defend liberty. Food was distributed to families in need for Thanksgiving. God continues to bless our church as we help others. Hackleburg: We are excited to announce that God has allowed us to pay off our church and will announce a “Mortgage Burning Celebration” soon! After the devastating loss of our sanctuary, parsonage and youth facility in the 2011 tornado, He has once again amazed us with His favor and blessings. We are now debt-free. We are
seeing lives transformed weekly, in every service, including Children and Youth Ministries. To Him be all glory and praise! Hartselle: This month we celebrated Pastor Appreciation. We gave Pastor Chris and his family a love offering and had a dinner for them. On the 24th we had our Thanksgiving dinner which everyone enjoyed. Haleyville-Pathway: And the work goes on, Praise God for workers. We have sold pictures, raised m oney an d poured concrete by the entrance and now having a candy fund raiser for our Food Ministry. Jasper: God is blessing and our church is growing. We praise God for this. We have finished the renovations on the fellowship hall and new chairs have been purchased to go with our tables. It really looks good. Improvements have also been done to the outside of the church. Prayers are coveted for our continued growth and the building up of the Body of Christ! Leesburg: The first Sunday night service in the month is conducted by our Children’s Ministries Department. This month there were 25 children participating in all areas of the service. They were excited to be up front and worshiping and getting the whole church excited
about what is happening with our children! Thanks to our dedicated Children’s Ministries workers. We sent 12 shoe boxes to Samaritan’s Purse for Christmas presents for children. From sales of coupon books and food auction, Children’s Ministries were able to provide Thanksgiving dinners to 40+ people in the community. Youth Ministries prepared food sack snacks for children at a local school. Short Creek: The first Sunday in November was “Homecoming 2013" at Short Creek. What a wonderful t i m e of fellowship! After a Spiritfilled morning worship, we had a meal fit for a king. Following the meal, we worshiped in song with Bishop Thomas Feltman and wife, Ann, and Sister Judy Lyles from Tarrant, with many visitors along with all our faithful attenders. We had 70 in attendance. We were privileged to share Thanksgiving dinner with the Tarrant Church. After dinner, we all worshiped in a time of singing and fellowship. We appreciated this wonderful time with our brothers and sisters in the Lord. The Women’s Ministry filled 12 baskets and delivered them to our elderly and shut-ins. What a great blessing this ministry is to the church and
community. God is blessing at Short Creek. We’ve had several to renew their relationship with God. Summerbrook: We had a great attendance for our Thanksgiving dinner. On youth night, one of our youth, Logan Leeth, spoke for us. What a blessing he was. On the 3rd Thursday night, some of the ladies met at the Mexican eating place for a time of fellowship. Tarrant: November is being thankful. We enjoyed sharing Thanksgiving dinner and singing with Short Creek, 75 in attendance. We were blessed to be a part of the Tarrant Thanksgiving Community Service and share in the giving for Toys for Tarrant. We would like to thank Hartselle for blessing us with a projector screen. We have completed the repairing of our handicap ramp. ÈÈÈ From a Methodist Minister....... W hat a Great Day This Is! This morning, as I was driving to work, I heard that the market had gone down another 500 points. It has now dropped from a high of over 14,000 to 9,000. This is not good news. It has messed with m y retirement plan and made my net worth go from pride to hide. It has turned easy street into a mean street. The bottom line is that I do not have nearly as much money or assets as I had just a short while ago. Let me
share with you what I also discovered this morning: 1. I was breathing and, in general, feeling pretty healthy. 2. M y wife gave me a kiss and told me she loved me. 3. I was driving to W ORK! I have a job. 4. All of my children have jobs and are safe and well. 5. My two grandchildren still light up my life and give wonderful hugs and sugars. 6. I am a citizen of the greatest nation on the face of the earth and I will get to vote soon on how to make it better. 7. A good friend called and wants to go out to dinner and a show. (I have a friend.) 8. I am still a United Methodist minister. 9. My home is safe, warm, secure and nearly paid for. 10. I got an e-mail that told me my new book was changing their church for the better (someone is reading it). 11. I ate breakfast and lunch and will have dinner later. (Many won’t get three meals today.) 12. I am actually sitting down in a building I own, at a desk I bought, typing on a $2,000 machine I can barely use. 13. I have a big huge bottle of wonderful fresh clean water right down the hall or I could choose to drink right from the tap all I can hold. 14. I am wearing clean clothes today, and tomorrow I will wear something different. In fact, I could wear something different every day this month if I wanted to. 15. I HAVE A SAVIOR WHO W ILL NEVER LEAVE ME. It is a shame that it took losing so much money for me to realize how rich I really am! This week may be one of the best weeks of my life.
ÈÈÈ “Count your blessings, name them one by one. Thank you Lord!”
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Carolyn Guyton, Women’s Ministries Director at Woodland Hills COGOP is available to speak at your ladies event or small group m e e t i n g. C a r o l yn i s a motivational/inspirational speaker and life purpose coach. She blogs at liveyourfullestlife.com and posts weekday Live! Quotation for the Dayon her facebook page at facebook.com/liveyourfullestlife. Carolyn currently has bimonthly workshops at the Gardendale Civic Center. She can be reached by email at email@example.com. WEDDINGS Happy Hill: In November was the wedding of Latina Stearns and Jason Woods. BIRTHS DEDICATION Chickasaw: Maci Marie Sasser was dedicated in November. Leesburg: On November 24th, 2013, Clayton Charles was presented for dedication to God by his parents, Dustin and Mandy St.Clair. DEATHS Altoona: Barbara Davis was called home on November 4th. Carbon Hill: Pauline Alexander left this life on November 9th. Happy Hill: Donnie Green was called home in November, 2013. Winfield City Family: Jimmy Smith passed from this life November 25, 2013.
JANUARY PASTORS/WIVES BIRTHDAYS Freda Archie T. J. Armstrong Linda Bates Wanda Cleveland Wayne Craig Donna Howard Jackie Logan Gail Lowery Ronald Martin ANNIVERSARIES Clifton and Wilda Pate Damon and Teresa Rose
COMING EVENTS Hydrate Campus Tour January 15 Wenonah High School February 25 Huffman High School March 11 Jackson-Olin High School April 22 Boaz High School 2014 January Overseer/Pastors Meetings March 12-14 S.O.P.A.S. 4th Term April 24-27 Gordon-Conwell School Camp Boothe July 30-Aug 3 International Assembly Rosen Shingle Creek Resort and Convention Center Orlando, Florida
Evangelism November Church Statistics Taken from Church Reporters and Pastors Reports 1.Saved
Calera-Harvest Chapel Fayette-North Pointe Gadsden-Living Waters Happy Hill Haleyville-Pathway Robertsdale Short Creek Trinity Worship Center
James Simpson Brent Smalley Shane Pate Curtis Sutton Mark Fell James Caples Odell Green A. L. Henderson
5.Added to Church
1. 2 1 1
6 1 1 1
MINISTERS REPORTS FOR NOVEMBER Ministers Reports Sermons Homes Visited
60 330 861
3 2 2
MINISTERS NOT PASTORING Anthony Burns James Wallace
Alexander City Aliceville Alton Altoona Anniston Praise Worship Bayou La Batre Bessemer Hopewell Rd Woodland Hills Boaz Boldo Brownâ€™s Chapel Browntown Calera Harvest Chapel Carbon Hill Chickasaw Citronelle Clanton Collinsville Harvest Center Cordova Cottondale Cunningham Bridge Decatur Dothan Dry Valley East Lake Highlands Elba Elkmont Eoline/Tuscaloosa Fayette-North Pointe Fort Payne Gadsden Living Waters Goodwater Joyful Praise Gordo Grant-Sanctuary Greenpond Grove Hill Hackleburg Haleyville Pathway Hamilton New Heights Happy Hill Harris Chapel Hartselle Hazel Green
33 5 --11
1967.10 2388.14 3570.12 1466.21
155 66 9 35 22 45
78 101 26 17 25
--8300.30 1734.00 1197.00 2405.00
Huntsville Mastin Lake Bell Road Mission Jasper Leesburg Lincoln Mentone Montgomery Moulton Munford Silver Run Odenville Pelham Parrish Phil Campbell Pinson Parkway Poarch Red Bay Robertsdale Rock Cliff Russellville Living Word Sheffield Cliff Haven Short Creek Sterrett Summerbrook Tannehill Mission Tarrant City Trinity Worship Twilleytown West Blocton Winfield Family World Outreach
No Report 12 No Report 30 73 26 --12 No Report 19 56 32 20 10 41 No Report 24 --No Report 8 120 51 116 45 No Report 41 69 No Report No Report 21 ---
No Report No Report 110 3 46 9 --40 10 No Report 14 99 9
616.00 3391.20 1769.55 1849.26 2100.10 669.00
1605.13 2422.50 4848.40 3398.70 561.00 1610.00 1310.00 2436.13 3918.70 --1963.00 2978.55 1223.00 935.30 14918.41 3636.55 6755.00 3694.70 2495.45 15916.17
20 39 No Report 99 No Report 199 75 No Report 91 50 22 59
1167.68 5939.82 7988.58 18574.80 3151.79 7421.45 5541.06 1497.79 3856.31
THE ABOVE STATISTICS WERE TAKEN FROM REPORTS (FROM TREASURERS) RECEIVED IN STATE OFFICE AS OF DECEMBER 5, 2013
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