Dixon Pentecostal Research Center Celebrating 50 Years of Preserving Pentecostal Voices

Cleveland, TN–The Dixon Pentecostal Research Center is celebrating 50 years of ministry to the Church of God and Pentecostal/Charismatic Movements on March 2, 2021. Founded under the leadership of Charles W. Conn on the campus of Lee University, the center is one of the world’s largest repositories of Pentecostal publications, documents, and artifacts. Along with its extraordinary growth, the center has expanded its mission to preserve Pentecostal voices as it seeks to fulfill the biblical mandate of Psalm 78:4: “We will tell the next generation about the glorious deeds of the Lord. We will tell of his power and the mighty miracles he did” (NLT).

Evangelicals, Faith Leaders Condemn Religion at Insurrection as ‘Heretical’

More than 500 evangelical pastors and other faith leaders have signed an open letter decrying “radicalized Christian nationalism,” arguing that the religious expressions by insurrectionists during the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol are “heretical” and a “perversion of the Christian faith.”

California Pastor Supports ‘Religion is Essential Act’

Pastor Jack Hibbs Supports Senator Brian W. Jones’ (R-Santee) Bill 397, “Religion is Essential Act.”

‘Arise!’ Music Conference Set for March 4-6

Cleveland, TN–The Church of God International Offices, Spirit Sound Music Group, and Westmore Church of God are co-sponsoring a conference for worship leaders, pastors, musicians and creative art teams. The event is set to take place next week, March 4-6, 2021 at the new Westmore Church, located at 2440 Legacy Parkway in Cleveland, Tenn.

‘Fixer Upper’ Transformation for a Girls Shelter in Waco

Chip and Joanna Gaines’ latest project, “Fixer Upper: Welcome Home” involves transforming an emergency girls shelter in Waco, Texas into a chic and comfortable home.

Convoy of Hope Partners With Churches to Meet Needs After Texas Storms

You made it through the long days and nights without power. You kept your family safe and warm, thanks to God and the kindness of local churches and ministry centers who offered warming centers and overnight shelter.

Former General Overseer Paul L. Walker Passes Away

Dr. Paul L. Walker, one of the Church of God’s most influential leaders, passed away on February 23, 2021 at the age of 89.

A Heart for Kids; Jo Ann Sweet Being Remembered for Dedication to Kids in Foster Care

The following article appeared in the Maryville (Tennessee) Daily Times and profiles Jo Ann sweet who passed away last week. No edits were made to the article.

Leading Up to Easter: What You Don’t Know About the New Testament Will Surprise You

Bible scholars N.T. Wright and Michael F. Bird say the New Testament is filled with startling and unforeseen twists. According to Wright, “When we see Jesus announcing the kingdom of God saying the time is fulfilled, this is the time for God to become King, we also see Jesus doing all kinds of things like healing people and celebrating with all the ‘wrong’ kinds of folk, and then explaining that this is what it looks like when God becomes King. It is not what people expected.”

Bible Gateway, the most visited Christian website in the world, is hosting The New Testament You Never Knew Online Bible Study, presented by Drs. Wright and Bird, from March 8-April 4, 2021. Free registration for the event is at BibleGateway.com/NTWright.

Based on the lessons of The New Testament You Never Knew DVD (Zondervan, 2019), this study will lead participants on a unique virtual journey showing the lands where Jesus taught, the apostle Paul preached, and the early church took root before expanding throughout the Roman Empire. Wright and Bird walk the soil as step-by-step guides, teaching the story behind the story of the New Testament, how it came to be written, why it was written and what it means for life today.

Wright describes one aspect of just how revolutionary and disruptive were the events of the New Testament when he says the apostle Paul “is obsessed with Jesus. He can’t stop talking about Jesus. Something had happened with Jesus’ death and resurrection which made Paul realize that the God of Israel, who was the creator God, had done something radical and shocking and unexpected.”
Participants of this Online Bible Study will receive the following free downloads and online access to enhance their experience:

• Two chapters from The New Testament in Its World by N.T. Wright and Michael F. Bird

• Session one of The New Testament You Never Knew Study Guide

• A page of insightful and memorable quotes from the teaching of N.T. Wright

• Bible Gateway’s colorful timeline Infographic of Holy Week

• Access to four video lessons with Drs. Wright and Bird. These videos will release week-by-week, no additional registration required.

Bible Gateway ranks number one on global search engines, is part of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Inc., and is home to more than 200 Bible versions in more than 70 languages–a trusted resource for people in more than 200 countries who rely on it every day for all their desktop and mobile device Bible reading, listening, studying, searching, comparing, and sharing needs.

(SOURCE: Bible Gateway via Christian Newswire)

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