Jesus Christ, God and Man

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article originally appeared in the Pentecostal Evangel in a series entitled, “Theology in a Nutshell.” Perhaps the most important question found in Scripture is this one that Jesus asked His disciples: “But who do you say that I am?” (Matthew 16:15, NKJV). Each person must answer that question today. The Assemblies of … [Read more…]

Industrious Volunteers

Skydiving, climbing Mount Everest, or swimming with sharks may be on the bucket list for some, but not Richard and Arlene Noteman. The Sacramento, California-based couple, who are U.S. Mission America Placement Service workers, instead are passionate about doing service projects as they work at churches, ministries, and camps. “This has been on our bucket … [Read more…]

Ministering Despite Disability

Assemblies of God pastor Gary L. Hoyt had started to doze when he sensed the tires of the car go off the road. He reached over to grab the steering wheel of the Toyota Corolla his 15-year-old son, Danny, was driving. But in trying to correct the car’s path, Hoyt overcorrected. The small car rolled … [Read more…]

This Week in AG History — Oct. 18, 1964

How important is evangelism? It is absolutely essential to fulfilling the Great Commission to “go and make disciples of all nations.” Evangelism has always been at the forefront of the Assemblies of God and its mission. At the second General Council in November 1914, the Assemblies of God delegates approved a resolution to achieve “the … [Read more…]

Still Focused on Ministers and Missionaries

HAVERHILL, Massachusetts — The picturesque, wooded 18-acre campus of Northpoint Bible College & Graduate School is surrounded by early American history and spiritual milestones. Colonial settlers bought land in the area in 1640 from Native Americans. Great Awakening instigator Jonathan Edwards preached nearby. Great Awakening evangelist George Whitefield is buried 20 minutes away. Some homes … [Read more…]

Don't Give Up

“I have had enough, LORD…Take my life.” These are the words of Elijah, one of Israel’s greatest prophets, following one of Israel’s greatest victories. He had challenged the false prophets of Baal to prove their god was real by sending fire to light a sacrifice on Mount Carmel. When they couldn’t, Elijah prayed to his … [Read more…]

Our Helper

Recently, I noticed only one of the lights in our garage remained on after the garage door closed. In the past, the three lights attached to the door always remained on for several minutes after closing. I could not understand the sudden change, but also noticed that this started when our son, Adrian came home … [Read more…]

On Kingdom Soil

On Pentecost Sunday, Joseph M. Lear asked anyone in the congregation able to pray the Lord’s Prayer in another language to do so. The approximately 75 people in attendance at Resurrection Assembly of God in Iowa City that morning prayed in 13 different languages. Lear, the church’s lead pastor, says moments like this among the … [Read more…]

Divine Assignment

Although Wilfredo “Choco” De Jesús has been on the job only a couple of weeks as the Assemblies of God general treasurer, he already feels acclimated to his new surroundings. Yet working in overwhelmingly white, conservative Springfield, Missouri (population 168,000), is quite a contrast from the liberal, ethnically diverse metropolis of Chicago. De Jesús spent … [Read more…]

Youth Pastor's Legacy Lives On

Geno Roncone was 23 when a rare and aggressive cancer claimed his life in 2016. The youth pastor of Highpoint Church in Aurora, Colorado, Roncone’s infectious personality and vibrant Christianity drew people to him, but now he was gone. When a deeply loved youth leader, such as Roncone, dies — especially at such a young … [Read more…]