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GCE Sabbath Service, Live in Cincinnati

May 1, 2010

GCE Sabbath services in Cincinnati, Ohio, began at 2 p.m. today. Five hundred ministers and their wives and families are here for the annual General Conference of Elders. The Sabbath service lineup is as follows:

  • Split sermon by Melvin Rhodes titled “Go Ye Therefore Into All the World.”
  • Special music by the Ambassador Bible Center chorale.
  • Split sermon by Darris McNeely titled “I Serve With Heroes.”

In the first split sermon, Mr. Rhodes showed how the Church of God grew around the world over the past half-century as a result of the generous tithes and offerings of brethren in the United States. He said we need to recapture our sense of urgency of the past and follow the scriptural admonition to do this in our present time as well. In many ways, the stability of the U.S. economy drives the preaching of the gospel in other areas of the world. As the U.S. economy is seeing less stability than in decades past, we need to move quickly to preach the gospel around the world while we still can.

The Ambassador Bible Center chorale sang two very fine numbers, expertly directed by Kenneth Shoemaker.

In the second split sermon, Mr. McNeely explained that as we go into the world with the gospel, God brings us into contact with many people. On our journey, He creates a band of fellowship among the elect. Do we fully grasp the one idea that defines our lives within this brotherhood of fellowship? With that idea firmly in our hearts, we can complete our great journey.

The live webcast of services is ongoing at http://members.ucg.org/gce-sabbath-2010 . As of this writing, about 58 United Church of God congregations are listening via telephone hookup, and a record-breking 723 via the webcast, both in English and Spanish.

Peter Eddington

Operation Manager, Media and Communications Services

May 1, 2010 - Posted by | General Conference of Elders, Media and Communications |

8 Comments »

  1. For some reason no active links to the service today. Soooooo frustrating! Hope its going well. PH

    Comment by Peter Hawkins | May 1, 2010 | Reply

  2. What is the “one idea” that Mr. McNeely is talking about? The wording is ambiguous.

    Comment by Ana D. | May 1, 2010 | Reply

  3. Thank you for your sermons of encouragement and focus towards the mission given to us all. I’ve been a member since 1961, Radio Church of God, and we are now finally hearing what we should have been hearing from the get go in 1995. We did hear that, but some of you lost your way with your positions of ‘charge’.
    I’m tired of the bickering between you all involved in the ministry who are at fault.
    We have wasted a great deal of time and resources given to you/us to fulfill GOD’s command to go out into the World and Preach ‘The Good News of GOD’s governance upon the planet and the ‘Restoration of All Things’ beginning with Earth, First.
    Let us now move forward and fulfill our predestination of fulfilling GOD’s desire—–> bringing many sons into the Glory Of GOD’s Family!

    Comment by David Alan Jutson | May 1, 2010 | Reply

  4. Everything is wonderful now.How blessed we are to have such wonderful servants and shepherds to lead us in this not so difficult time.I feel alot better now.We just need more heros thats all.And we need to send more money for the work how glorious.Thank you all so much for being there for all of us.

    Comment by Dennis Smelley | May 1, 2010 | Reply

  5. I thought the Kingdom of God was a fact; a reality; not an idea.

    Comment by vince thompson | May 2, 2010 | Reply

  6. I listened very closely to the sermons and found them full of good news. I also wish it would be explained why the conflicts between ministers or counsel members. But with out all sides telling how they see things its hard to make a clear disision. I do know that we all must keep a level head and be patient till all is told. We all are called to do a part in this work of God, so stand firm an God will let this work go forward. I think that all persons involved feel they are doing what is best for the goal to be completed. Unity is very important to God and we must love on another. We must be patient. May God bless his work. Thanks for the chance to speak my feelings.

    Comment by Josephine Comparetto | May 2, 2010 | Reply

  7. I am so humbly proud to be a part of THIS GREAT WORK that the SON OF MAN and our FATHER is doing through us – they have given to us those whom they have chosen to be responsible leaders in the governance of their Church and other dedicated ministers to the service of the Church and the proclaiming of the Good News of the Kingdom of God – our Father’s earnest fruits of the Spirit and His Christ are significantly measurable by the inspired quality of His and our High Priest’s words which emanates from the many articles which have been written in our various publications. As you know, our Head and High Priest, knows everything within His Father’s Church, and He will provide us with the necessary means, especially spiritually and then financially to FORWARD THE COMMAND WHICH WAS GIVEN TO US, HIS CHURCH, IN PREACHING THE GOOD NEWS OF THE COMING AGES TO THIS WORLD – MUCH DEPENDS UPON OUR FATHER’S SUCCESS THROUGH US AS HE HAS CALLED US FOR THIS PURPOSE – AND WE WILL FAITHFULLY PROSECUTE HIS WILL IN US TO THAT END – WE HAVE MUCH WORK YET TO ACCOMPLISH, YET, HE, IN US, ACCORDING TO HIS WILL, WHICH HE HAS PURPOSED IN US, TO HIS GLORY AND PRAISE. FORWARD TO THE KINGDOM – THE KINGDOM WHICH HAS BEEN PROCLAIMED BY THE PROPHETS OF OLD, THE PSALMS AND THE LAW OF MOSES, AND CHRIST HIMSELF, THE CHIEF APOSTLE AND HIGH PRIEST, THE APOSTLES AND PROPHETS OF THE NEW COVENANT.

    Comment by dwight stanley stewart | May 2, 2010 | Reply

  8. HOW COULD I FORGET? THE “BEYOND TODAY TELECASTS” ARE ABSOLUTLELY GREAT IN SPIRITUAL CONTENT – AS THE PRESENTERS ARE MOTIVIATED BY OUR FATHER’S SPIRIT WITH THE FREEDOM OF LIBERTY, WTH ZEAL, IN PROCLAIMING TO THE WORLD HUMANITY’S DESTINY – THEIR ONE DAY FULLY REALIZED ROAD TO ETERNAL SALVATION ACCORDING TO OUR FATHER’S HIGH CALLING IN HIS APPOINTED TIMES.

    Comment by dwight stanley stewart | May 2, 2010 | Reply


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