Preaching the Gospel and Feeding the Flock

compiled by Dave Harris

In commemorating this Update #1000, a short overview focusing on what we call the “Work” will be helpful. People often ask about our origin, and this is what we write in our Statement of Beliefs about our “Doctrinal Foundation”:

“The major doctrines of the Church are those, which were taught by Herbert W. Armstrong, derived from the Biblical teachings as followed by God’s faithful servants, and originally established by Jesus Christ through the founding of His Church in the time of His chosen early apostles. Since we are to increase in the knowledge of Jesus Christ, we are committed to review and alter any of our teachings, if and when proven to be wrong by the Bible.”

We specifically address the role we have for “The Church’s Commission”:

“We believe that it is the Church’s commission to preach the gospel of the Kingdom of God to all nations as a witness, to warn all nations, and especially the lost tribes of the house of Israel (mainly in the United States, Great Britain, certain Commonwealth nations and nations in Northwestern Europe) of impending danger, and to feed the flock of Christ – the Church – spiritually and physically.”

The weekly Updates are one part among many in accomplishing our responsibility in fulfilling the Work of God. Twenty years ago we had to pick up the baton and continue to produce written material, sermonettes and sermons, video presentations and much more! Simultaneous to our modest beginning, the Internet simply seemed to explode with opportunities for us to carry the gospel to the world, which is being done in collaboration with our international affiliates—the Church of God, A Christian Fellowship (Canada); Global Church of God (UK); Kirche des Ewigen Gottes (Germany) and further associations in Australia and other countries. This includes supporting websites with our material posted in English, German, French, Spanish and Russian.

While in this section of the Update we announce baptisms, new booklets, member letters, tech-team meetings, Feast information and sermonette and sermon summaries, we also highlight new StandingWatch (English) and AufpostenStehen (German) presentations by Evangelist Norbert Link. Among the hundreds of these programs, here are some examples:

If you haven’t taken the time to really explore our websites, please take the opportunity to get a real sense of the Work God is leading us to accomplish. By simply going to you will have access to all other websites, as well.

“War between Russia, America and Europe over Ukraine?” is the title of a new StandingWatch program, presented by Evangelist Norbert Link. Here is a summary:

Will Russia try to invade Ukraine, as many suggest? Would America and Europe attempt to stop such an invasion with military measures? What did the phone call on December7 between Presidents Putin and Biden accomplish? Could Germany be persuaded to cut off the Nord Stream 2 pipeline if Russia invaded Ukraine? Does the Bible say anything about a future war between Russia, America and Europe, and if so, what Ukraine’s role would be? 

“Wie sah Jesus als Mensch aus?” is the title of this Sabbath’s new German sermon, presented by Norbert Link. Title in English: “How Did Jesus Look as a Man?”

“Wollen wir wirklich die Wahrheit wissen?”  is the title of the sermonette presented last Sabbath in Germany by Christian Mrosek. Title in English: “Do We Really Want to Know the Truth?”

“The Fig Tree,” the sermonette presented last Sabbath by Paul Niehoff, is now posted. Here is a summary:

When Jesus cursed the fig tree because it had no fruit, the disciples did not know the meaning of that miracle at the time. However, it was for us to learn that God requires us to bear fruit as a part of our calling. We can understand the meaning today because of the inspiration God gives us through His Spirit.

“Are You Fully Armed?”, the sermon presented last Sabbath by Rene Messier, is now posted. Here is a summary:

Knowing who the enemy is and his characteristics, and ensuring you have the whole armor of God, is to guarantee success in overcoming Satan and gaining access to the Kingdom of God.

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