August 2019

Sanctification — A Comprehensive Provision

The New Testament teaches that the Kingdom of grace can comprehensively reign in God's children. Terms such as wholeness, completeness, thoroughness, and soundness describe the reign of grace in the life of a Christian. One excellent illustration occurs in Paul's first letter to the Thessalonian Christians. The apostle prayed that "the God of peace" would "sanctify [them] wholly" (5:23, RSV, emphasis added). He then adds, "And may your spirit and soul and body be kept sound and blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ" (v.

I Am Sending You

Peace be with you! As the Father has sent Me, I am sending you. —John 20:21


Birthed as a movement of God’s Holy Spirit, the Church of the Nazarene has always been a sending church. Tonight we welcome you to the 96th General Board of the Church of the Nazarene to once again embrace our roots as a people sent— sent to preach scriptural holiness around the world. We come to reflect on the reality of Dr. Phineas Bresee’s dream that “the sun never sets on the Church of the Nazarene.”

Learning to Live in God's Grace

I grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in a part of town called the “War Zone,” and that’s exactly what it was like. Born to alcoholic parents, my mom suffered abuse and mistreatment from many members of her family, including my dad. My parents were 15 and 16 years old when I was born and decided to abandon me when I was two months old.

Who is the Holy Spirit?

Excerpt from an article originally published in the Herald of Holiness, May 10, 1972.

Some of us have seen a kaleidoscope, that box of colored glass fragments which yields an ever-changing pattern of symmetrical beauty when viewed through the triangular tube of mirrors which multiplies and coordinates their “broken lights.”