Living Church News

Volume 21, No. 4, July/August 2019

Why a Council of Elders?

Personal Gerald Weston

Dear Brethren, Dr. Roderick C. Meredith wisely established a Council of Elders for the Living Church of God to discuss a variety of subjects that concern the Church. We often discuss how better to do the Work, how better…

I Was Wrong!

Editorial Gerald Weston

More than two decades ago, my wife and I went through a severe trial. It was the only time in my life that I lost weight because of stress—about eight pounds in three weeks, which was significant as I was lean and trim at the time. Sometime later, I…

All Is Vanity… Or Is It?

Rod McNair

Does the book of Ecclesiastes say life is worthless? Some people think so. Perhaps you have thought that. After all, in just the second verse of the book, Solomon made this famous statement: “‘Vanity of vanities,’ says the Preacher; ‘Vanity…

Jury Duty: The Church’s Perspective

John H. Ogwyn (1949-2005)

Editor’s Note: Here at Headquarters, we have recently received word from a number of members in the United States concerning jury duty service requests, and we thought it would be a wonderful time to reprint this helpful article…

Reaching Out to a Troubled World

J. Davy Crockett III

As Jesus walked the dusty roads of the Roman Empire during His ministry in Judea, the religious establishment resented His presence and His message. At every turn, they questioned His motives and challenged His authority. When Jesus went to Matthew’…

It’s Not in the Database

Dexter B. Wakefield

Here at our Charlotte, North Carolina, headquarters, we have something very exciting—our Living Church of God database! Well, at least our database architect thinks it is exciting, and in many ways, he is right.

Living Education–Charlotte: A Year of Togetherness

Jonathan McNair

“Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!”—Psalm 133:1

How to Give Godly Offerings

Scott D. Winnail

Seven times a year, over the course of three Festival seasons, we are blessed with the privilege of coming before God on His Holy Days and presenting Him with a gift—an offering. And often, we give additional monetary offerings to God…

It’s Your Time

Commentary J. Davy Crockett III

In the human experience, there is a great equalizer. No matter who we are—rich, poor, or somewhere in between—everyone has the same amount of it. It is what your life is made of. I’m referring to time. Each of us has 24 hours a day, no more, no…