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Opening Night Welcome

By: Jim O'Brien

More about Jim O'Brien

Jim and Donna O’Brien have been married for 48 years. They live in Cincinnati, Ohio within minutes of their three children and seven grandchildren. Jim has served in the ministry of the Church of God for over 40 years. He started the Winter Family Weekend 22 years ago and serves as Pastor of the Church of God Cincinnati.

Who are you? And why is the Feast of Tabernacles an essential part of your identity? Welcome to the celebration created for the Family of God.


This Feast is Different - and That Is Good News!

By: Guy Swenson

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Guy is the founder of Common Ground Christian Ministries and co-founder of the Camp Outreach neighborhood ministry program. Guy operates the Common Ground Ministry House in Indianapolis that serves the poor in an inner city Indianapolis neighborhood. He and his wife Jennifer host about nearly 100 young adults and families from various congregations of the Church of God for “Camp Outreach.” Each summer the volunteers conduct a week-long Vacation Bible School for 80+ neighborhood children, feed breakfast and lunch to 130 residents and rehab houses for seniors, orphans, fatherless and poor families. Guy also operates a marketing research and technology business. Guy and Jennifer live in Plainfield, Indiana. They are the parents of four married children and grandparents of seven.

Did you know how the Feast of Tabernacles was different from all the Feasts of the Lord? In this sermon we will explore how this Feast has a special lesson for each of us.


Lessons from Kenya

By: Patrick Hinds

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Patrick Hinds lives with his wife, Jeannie and their 6 children, Hannah, Abigail, Eli, Clara, Naomi and Clay, in Cornersville, Tennessee. They live on a farm where they raise horses, sheep, chickens, cats and dogs. Patrick is a recruiter and owns his own business, Choice 1 Recruiting, which he is blessed to run out of his home.

Things learned on a family mission trip and how we can apply those lessons to all our lives.


The Search for Significance

By: Lenny Cacchio

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Lenny Cacchio is a longtime Church of God member and is an Elder of the Church of God Kansas City . He resides in Lee’s Summit, MO, a suburb of Kansas City, with his wife Diane. They have two daughters, Jennifer and Michelle. They are charter members of the Church of God Kansas City. Lenny is the author of two books, “Morning Coffee Companion” and “The Gospel According to Moses: The Feast Days of Leviticus 23”. Lenny is a Certified Financial Planner and Chartered Financial Consultant, and works for US Bank’s Private Client Reserve in the Kansas City metropolitan area. Follow his blog at http://morningcompanion.blogspot.com.

We were created with a need to be needed, yet so many question our own self-worth. In this sermon we'll explore how we appear in God's eyes.


Zeroing in on Your Calling

By: Bill Jacobs

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Bill Jacobs lives with his wife, Elaine, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where they operate LifeResource Ministries producing high-quality educational materials about Christian living, youth advocacy, family, parenting and mental health issues.

Why did God call you? Are you called to do something memorable like Daniel the prophet, or Moses, or Paul? Or are you a private in an army of Christian soldiers? If that’s your role, what does God want you to do? Does he want you to use a spiritual gift? If so, what is that gift? And how should you use it? These questions seem difficult and often go unanswered for many Christians. But could it be more straight forward than we might imagine? This message aims to help us all ground ourselves in Gods will for our personal calling.


Life in The Fast Lane

By: David Freeman

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David Freeman is part owner of a business called U. S. Stone Corp. He and his wife of 30 years live in Franklin County Virginia, they have one daughter, Rebekah. He has served in the ministry for 23 years. David also does an evangelistic work called, "Is That Really In The Bible?" IsThatReallyInTheBible.net

Fast foods, immediate answers on Google, unlimited access to knowledge on the internet, instant credit, get it right now. All of this is a representation of the life that many people live, Life in the Fast Lane. In the bible you never see Jesus running or in a hurry to meet the next appointment. Life in the fast lane means that you are moving so fast through life that you fail to enjoy the ride. What are we missing by living life in the fast lane?


Fair Chance

By: Jim O'Brien

More about Jim O'Brien

Jim and Donna O’Brien have been married for 48 years. They live in Cincinnati, Ohio within minutes of their three children and seven grandchildren. Jim has served in the ministry of the Church of God for over 40 years. He started the Winter Family Weekend 22 years ago and serves as Pastor of the Church of God Cincinnati.

Out of literally hundreds of denominations that call themselves Christian, all but one have overlooked a central teaching of Jesus Christ. It is one of the most powerful doctrines in the world as well as an essential part of the GOOD NEWS taught by Jesus Christ.


It's Time for a Revolution!

By: Kelly McDonald Jr

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Kelly McDonald Jr is President of the Bible Sabbath Association and travels widely sharing the gospel as an Evangelist with Hungry Hearts Ministries in Jackson TN.

In our community, there are many talents and gifts. If we will adjust our perspective and connect with each other in a more meaningful way, then we can prepare ourselves and churches to receive a harvest for the Kingdom of God. It will take hard work, but God is with us!


The Ministry of Children

By: Larry Watkins

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Larry and Kitty Watkins just celebrated 50 Years of Marriage. They have three grown children and four grandchildren. He has taught at Ambassador College, assisted the start-up of Church of God International and then helped form Christian Educational Ministries with Ron Dart.

In every endeavor of our life, we are supposed to live our lives as Christians, so that others see our example and follow. Nowhere is that more important than with our children and this is "The Ministry of Children", to guide our children to walk in the truth!


A Slave in Rome

By: Kurt Hoyer

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Kurt and Jennifer Hoyer attend with United Church of God, Northern Virginia. Kurt serves as a Diplomat at the U.S. Department of State where he specializes in African and Middle Eastern issues.

Unwanted at birth and left to die, Junia grows up as a Roman household slave. What are the challenges she faces in this role? What can her life teach us about freedom, and responsibility? She abandons the gods of Rome for a simple religion following a crucified savior. She finds new meaning in life as she, the lowest of the low in Roman society, leads a dedicated yet persecuted group fearing for their very lives if they are discovered. How can slaves become kings and priests?