Church of God News Blog: 2018, 1 January –

A very warm welcome to all our brethren and guests.   For older COG news please see the COG News Blog category on the sidebar.   11 Feb:   LCG News- Gerald Weston writes-   Mr. Phil West will be transferred to Little Rock, Arkansas to pastor churches in that area, and Mr. Bob Rodzaj will go to Wisconsin […]

This Work and Preparing the Bride

Today I want to explain this work and how it will progress up to the coming of Christ.  As most of you know I have been diligently doing studies through all of the books of the Bible for nearly ten years now, which studies have never been done by the Armstrong based corporate church groups.  […]

Repentance and Overcoming

Whenever Israel followed God, they were victorious; and whenever they tried to fight the enemy their own way, while not being faithful to God, they were defeated.  This is also true in the spiritual sense, concerning our fight against sin. Satan is far smarter and stronger than we are; and whenever we try to fight […]

The Flat Earth

Is The Earth Flat?  Today we begin the new studies through Genesis and Exodus at The School of Biblical Studies site.  I have recently received some inquires as to my position on the flat earth idea and since Genesis 1 begins the book of Genesis with the  Creation Week,  I thought that this was a […]

How Will Today’s Ekklesia Fall Into Tribulation?

In 1947 the UN established two states in Palestine, one Jewish and one Palestinian.  Jewish gangs immediately began to terrorize the Palestinian population to drive them out of the area and the situation became so bad that in 1948 the UN was reconsidering its position and was about to postpone creation of the new independent […]

Teaching Our Children: Part 3

Communicating For today’s purpose there are three main types of communications. 1  To a others in a personal situation. 2  To those who will not respond to personal communications I.E. going to the assembly as per Matthew 18. 3  Public addresses in which a sin is condemned and the gospel of salvation preached. Godly communications […]

Teaching Our Children: Part 2

When a baby comes into this world he is completely dependent upon his parents. At this stage an infant cannot understand words spoken to it; it is impossible to teach a little baby about God’s Word. But babies can sense human emotions and feelings. They perceive love and comfort through the soothing sounds of their […]

Teaching Our Children: Part 1

God Commands Parents to Teach Their Children This is the introduction to a series of articles on “Teaching Our children About God”. In this “Introduction” we stress the IMPORTANCE of putting forth the effort to teach our offspring the whole Word of God and that imparting this knowledge and understanding to them is commanded by […]

Teach Us Thy Ways O Lord

Jeremiah 10:23 O Lord, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps.  10:24 O Lord, correct me, but with judgment; not in thine anger, lest thou bring me to nothing. It is not in us naturally to know the way that we should live. We […]

Honor Thy Father

Proverbs 22:6 says:“Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it”. This verse is perhaps the most familiar verse in the Bible when it comes to rearing our children.  In this Proverb, Solomon emphasizes the importance of training a child beginning from his […]

Be as Little Children

But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God. (Luke 18:16-17) Matthew 18:1 At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven? 18:2 And Jesus called a little […]

Ekklesia and World News Updates, Nov 22, 2017

A very warm welcome to all our visitors!   TheShiningLight family of sites began on 7 July 2008, and since then has been  growing continually.  This is our Church of God news site; in addition our World News and Prophecy site features daily news and explanations of the prophetic meaning of that news.    Our School […]

The Work of the Ekklesia

For we are labourers together with God: ye are God’s husbandry, ye are God’s building.” (1 Corinthians 3:9)   Paul told the brethren in Corinth that they were all laborers together with God and that they were God’s husbandry. The Greek word for husbandry meaning, the produce of a cultivated field, and that they were […]


Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves. (Matthew 10:16) This is a huge topic for discernment encompasses so much; it is about having wisdom, knowledge, right understanding, discretion, prudence, good judgment, perception, insight. No wonder it was the gift that Solomon […]

The True Gospel

If we want to know what the true gospel is and what we should preach:  we can do no better than to follow the example of our Lord! Isaiah 61:1 The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me; because the Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the […]

Speaking the Truth in Love

This week we thought we will look into what it means to practice godly agape love by “speaking the truth in love”.  The apostle Paul explains in many places in his epistles that the brethren are to teach and to exhort others to live according to God’s truth and righteousness including the times when it […]

TheShiningLight and the Next Year

Dear Friends and Brethren I have been busy reviewing, editing and updating Constance’ articles on Prayer.  These articles are not only about prayer itself but go deeply into the things that we are told to pray about, for example a study on temptation and a strong encouragement to Stand Fast in Faith in God’s promise […]

Laborers for the Harvest

But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.  Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few; Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers […]

How to Defeat Satan’s Agents

In our modern society Gods faithful are persecuted everywhere; from being rejected by others, all to often including friends and family, to often being denied employment, but the most vile evil is the hiring of so called counselors to brainwash and try to intimidate people out of their faith.   Such people prey on people […]

Great is God’s Faithfulness

God is a faithful God!  We are told of His faithfulness in very many places in Scripture. One of my favorite turn-to’s when facing challenges is in Lamentations 3. Lamentations 3:22 It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. 3:23 They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. God in His […]

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