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Wednesday Night Bible Study Webcast

December 15, 2015

“The Time Is Now: Get To It!”

The United Church of God is finishing its four-part Bible study series, “The Time Is Now,” with part four on Wednesday, December 16, at the time of 7 p.m. Eastern. It will be available live via webcast.

Steve Myers, Beyond Today presenter and pastor in Cincinnati, is presenting the topic: “The Time Is Now: Get To It!.” We live in fast paced, hectic, can’t catch your breath kind of world. Life can be like a handful of sand that seems to slip all too easily through our fingers. Why do we have difficulty getting a handle on it?  In this study we’ll discuss how to seize control and use our time effectively.

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Plan to attend in person at our Cincinnati location, or you can listen online. You can also view the Bible study using your smartphone Internet browser.

Peter Eddington—Media and Communications Services

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Big News About “The Good News”

December 14, 2015

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For more than 20 years The Good News has been bringing readers the same good news—which is the meaning of the term “gospel”—that Jesus Christ brought when He walked the earth 2,000 years ago. He came “preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, and saying, ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel’” (Mark 1:14-15).

We at the United Church of God bear that same message—the message of the Kingdom of God that Jesus Christ will establish throughout the world following His return to the earth, and how you and I now, through repentance and belief in that Kingdom, submit to the rule and way of life of the King of that Kingdom.

That is a truly life-transforming message, if we allow our Creator to work within us to change us from the inside out. It is also a message of great hope, because although we live in a time of great turmoil and trouble, “if God is for us, who can be against us?” (Romans 8:31).

We know that God is working out His plan, and it will come to pass exactly as He sees fit. We look forward to a world and a way of life beyond today.

And that leads to some big news about The Good News. Beginning with the next print issue (January-February 2016), we are changing the name of The Good News to Beyond Today to reflect this hope and mindset. This move is also to better distinguish our publication from others using the name “good news” and to link our magazine more closely to our Beyond Today television program and Internet website.

You’ll still be receiving the same eye-opening articles you’re used to from The Good News, but in a new, more eye-catching package.

The same staff will still be working hard to bring you what our readers have regularly told us they like best—what they need to make both the Bible and the world around us make sense.

We want to share with readers the hope of a new world beyond today—a world in which “the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea” (Isaiah 11:9). We also want to help you learn how to start living by the values of that Kingdom and begin experiencing its blessings now.

You don’t need to do anything to continue to receive this renamed and refreshed magazine. If you are subscribed to our print version of the magazine, your subscription will continue as before with no charge. Your email subscription to this email update will also continue. We will be sending out new email messages from Beyond Today within the next few days.

We look forward to having you with us as we turn the page on a new chapter with this magazine. We also hope you’ll continue to join us in praying to God, “Your Kingdom come!”.

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Scott Ashley
Managing Editor
Beyond Today

December 14, 2015 Posted by | Beyond Today, Good News Magazine, Uncategorized | , , , , , | 4 Comments

LIVE Bible Study Webcast on Wednesday

November 30, 2015

“Laboring in God’s Word”

The United Church of God is continuing its four-part Bible study series, “The Time Is Now,” with part three on Wednesday, December 2, at the time of 7 p.m. Eastern. It will be available live via webcast.

Gary Petty, Beyond Today presenter and pastor in Tennessee, is presenting the topic: “Laboring in God’s Word.” The Bible is God’s sure word of prophecy, instruction and truth. There are critical keys you can use to deepen your understanding of how to apply the timeless principles of the Bible to your daily life. Revival begins with daily application of God’s teaching.

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The remaining study is as follows:

  • December 16 — The Time Is Now: Get To It!

Plan to attend in person at our Cincinnati location, or you can listen online. You can also view the Bible study using your smartphone Internet browser.

Peter Eddington—Media and Communications Services

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Webcast: New Bible Study Series Starts This Week

November 3, 2015

“All In”

The Beyond Today team has returned from a successful “America, The Time is Now!” campaign held last month in three Texas cities (Dallas, San Antonio and Houston). Many of our readers and viewers were encouraged by a message that showed what God is doing in today’s world—combined with a call to consider a new direction in their lives and have a mind reflecting the coming Kingdom of God.

To follow-up with our Beyond Today audience, the United Church of God is now beginning an in-depth Bible study series that will show how to experience a personal revival to bring our lives into line with God’s unfolding purpose. We are e-mailing personal invitations to all who signed up for the Texas campaigns. This new, four-part Bible study series simply called, “The Time Is Now,” begins on Wednesday, November 4, at the time of 7 p.m. Eastern and will be available live via webcast. Steve Myers, Cincinnati East pastor and Beyond Today presenter, is presenting the topic: “All In.”

God tells us we are to be “all in” when it comes to living His way now. What does that look like in the practical sense? This study will discuss the significance of Romans 12 and how it should impact our lives today.

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Plan to attend in person at our Cincinnati location, or you can listen online. You can also view the Bible study using your smartphone Internet browser.

Peter Eddington—Operation Manager, Media and Communications Services

November 3, 2015 Posted by | Beyond Today, Media and Communications | , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Laodicea: Final Bible Study Webcast on Churches of Revelation

September 7, 2015

The Churches of Revelation

The Cincinnati East, Ohio, congregation of the United Church of God is concluding its bi-weekly Beyond Today Bible study series titled: “The Churches of Revelation.” The story of Laodicea will be covered on Wednesday, September 9, at the time of 7 p.m. Eastern and will be available via webcast.

For this eighth and final study, Beyond Today presenter Darris McNeely will expound upon “Laodicea—The Lukewarm Church.” Christ’s message to His Church at Laodicea was direct and unyielding. “As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten,” He thundered, “Therefore be zealous and repent.” Does Christ aim this message directly to the Church in our time—the most critical moment in world history? What is that message and how can it impact your spiritual life? Join us as we explore the message to the “lukewarm church.”

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Plan to attend in person, or you can listen online. You can also view the Bible study using your smartphone Internet browser.

Peter Eddington—Operation Manager, Media and Communications Services

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Bible Study Webcast: Philadelphia—The Faithful Church

August 24, 2015

The Churches of Revelation

The Cincinnati East, Ohio, congregation of the United Church of God (UCG) is continuing its bi-weekly Beyond Today Bible study series titled: “The Churches of Revelation.” The story of Philadelphia will be covered on Wednesday, August 26, at the time of 7 p.m. Eastern and will be available via webcast.

For this seventh study, Beyond Today presenter and church pastor Steve Myers will expound upon “Philadelphia—The Faithful Church.” God’s inspired words to the congregation at Philadelphia are an uplifting message of hope and encouragement. Unlike the letters to the other churches in Revelation 2 and 3, correction is not to be found. But there is an admonition—to continue what they were already doing. Christ promised them great rewards for their faithful perseverance. Join us a we study the church in Philadelphia for timeless instruction for us today.

Here is the remaining schedule for the Churches of Revelation series:

  • August 26, 2015: Philadelphia—The Faithful Church – Steve Myers
  • September 9, 2015: Laodicea—The Lukewarm Church – Darris McNeely

Seven Churches of Revelation

Plan to attend in person, or you can listen online. You can also view the Bible study using your smartphone Internet browser.

Peter Eddington—Operation Manager, Media and Communications Services

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Reminder: Bible Study Webcast About Sardis of Revelation

August 10, 2015

The Churches of Revelation

The Cincinnati East, Ohio, congregation of the United Church of God (UCG) is continuing its bi-weekly Beyond Today Bible study series titled: “The Churches of Revelation.” The story of Sardis will be covered on Wednesday, August 12, at the time of 7 p.m. Eastern and will be available via webcast.

For this sixth study, Beyond Today presenter and church pastor Gary Petty will expound upon “Sardis—The Dead Church,” a church Christ said was dead. We’ll look at what causes a congregation to die and how you can recognize and combat those signs in your congregation.

Here is the remaining schedule for the Churches of Revelation series:

  • August 12, 2015: Sardis—The Dead Church – Gary Petty
  • August 26, 2015: Philadelphia—The Faithful Church – Steve Myers
  • September 9, 2015: Laodicea—The Lukewarm Church – Darris McNeely

Seven Churches of Revelation

Plan to attend in person, or you can listen online. You can also view the Bible study using your smartphone Internet browser.

Peter Eddington—Operation Manager, Media and Communications Services

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Reminder: LIVE Bible Study Webcast—Thyatira, the Corrupt Church

July 27, 2015

The Churches of Revelation

The Cincinnati East, Ohio, congregation of the United Church of God (UCG) is continuing its bi-weekly Beyond Today Bible study series titled: “The Churches of Revelation.” The story of Thyatira will be covered on Wednesday, July 29, at the time of 7 p.m. Eastern and will be available live via webcast.

For this fifth study, Beyond Today presenter and church pastor Steve Myers will expound upon , “Thyatira—The Corrupt Church.” The letter to Thyatira is the longest letter to any of the seven churches mentioned in the book of Revelation. Wonderful positive complements are paid to the members, yet they had a major problem. It was a difficult issue that threatened the health of the Church. It was a concern that endangered their relationships. It was the most dangerous of all doctrines that jeopardized their eternal life. Even today this same matter could keep us from the Kingdom. Join us as we study the church in Thyatira for insight into that dangerous doctrine.

Here is the remaining schedule for the Churches of Revelation series:

  • July 29, 2015: Thyatira—The Corrupt Church – Steve Myers
  • August 12, 2015: Sardis—The Dead Church – Gary Petty
  • August 26, 2015: Philadelphia—The Faithful Church – Steve Myers
  • September 9, 2015: Laodicea—The Lukewarm Church – Darris McNeely

Seven Churches of Revelation

Plan to attend in person, or you can listen online. You can also view the Bible study using your smartphone Internet browser.

Peter Eddington—Operation Manager, Media and Communications Services

July 27, 2015 Posted by | Beyond Today, Media and Communications | , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

New Short Film: Jelly Learns About Love

July 17, 2015

View this new short film from the United Church of God and the producers of Beyond Today television: “Jelly Learns About Love.”

Jelly and Mr. Jonathan are invited to Professor Puddy’s Toy Shop to help him with an exciting new invention! Join Jelly and friends as they learn about love!

Peter Eddington—Media and Communications Services

July 17, 2015 Posted by | Beyond Today, Media and Communications | , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Reminder: NEW Bible Study Series Starts Wednesday

June 1, 2015

The Cincinnati East, Ohio, congregation of the United Church of God (UCG) is starting a new bi-weekly Beyond Today Bible study series with the title: “The Churches of Revelation.” The series starts on Wednesday, June 3, at the time of 7 p.m. ET and is available live via webcast.

For the first study, Peter Eddington, operation manager for the United Church of God’s Media and Communications Services department, will present an introductory overview titled, “The Totality of the Church.” This Bible study will provide an introduction and overview of the churches of Revelation—giving especially some history, geography and context—so that as we study each congregation in detail in subsequent studies we will more fully appreciate what we are reading. The churches spoken of in Revelation 2 and 3 have multiple meanings and applications—both of the actual congregations of the first century A.D., and of our church down through time.

Here is the schedule for the new Revelation series:

  • June 3, 2015: Overview—The Totality of the Church – Peter Eddington
  • June 17, 2015: Ephesus—The Loveless Church – Darris McNeely
  • July 1, 2015: Smyrna—The Persecuted Church – Gary Petty
  • July 15, 2015: Pergamos—Where Satan Dwelt – Darris McNeely
  • July 29, 2015: Thyatira—The Corrupt Church – Steve Myers
  • August 12, 2015: Sardis—The Dead Church – Gary Petty
  • August 26, 2015: Philadelphia—The Faithful Church – Steve Myers
  • September 9, 2015: Laodicea—The Lukewarm Church – Darris McNeely

Seven Churches of Revelation

Plan to attend in person, or you can listen online. You can also view the Bible study using your smartphone Internet browser.

Steve Myers—Pastor, Cincinnati East, UCGIA

June 1, 2015 Posted by | Beyond Today, Media and Communications | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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