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The Church of Prophecy Marker Association serves a purpose for the Church similar to what Communion does for us as Christians. As Communion is observed in remembrance of Christ, so the CPMA ministry reminds us of the Church's purpose and function.

Chris Cogburn

State CPMA Coordinator

2018-2019 Theme:

From Our State CPMA Coordinator

The biggest marker for The Church of God is its members. It is of the upmost importance that we represent the Church as we should. We should represent the Church in the manner approved by Christ Jesus, the head of His body. We should do this in unity not only with one another, but in unity with the Word of God, with the members who have already gone on to their reward, and with the rulings which were established in their time for us. “Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment” (1 Cor. 1:10). It is most important that we give an accurate reflection of Christ, not distorted by changing generations. We need to “Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth” (Prov. 4:5) “Through thy precepts I get understanding: therefore I hate every false way” (Psa. 119:104). With this I thought, it would be good to use the CPMA program to learn our IDENTITY by learning what has been approved by the Holy Ghost in the Assemblies, “for to keep.” “And as they went through the cities, they delivered them the decrees for to keep, that were ordained of the apostles and elders which were at Jerusalem” (Acts 16:44). “Thou hast commanded us to keep thy precepts diligently” (Psa. 119:4). In our state paper this year we will put in Assembly rulings for our people to know and understand.

The first ruling was during the first Assembly held January 26-27, 1906, at Camp Creek, North Carolina:

“After due consideration the Assembly accepted the following motto or ruling:

“We do not consider ourselves a legislative or executive body, but judicial only.

“It seemeth good to the Holy Ghost and us, being assembled together with one accord, with the Spirit of Christ in the midst, and after much prayer, discussion, searching the Scriptures and counsel, to recommend these necessary things and that they be ratified by all the local churches and observed by them as it is scriptural for The Church to execute the laws given us by Christ and His Holy Apostles” (AM, 1906).

Christ Jesus is the head of His body, The Church of God. All questions are to be brought before the Assembly, so the matter can be sought out, in the word of God. We do not legislate any business. We simply find it in the Word of God, as they did in that first assembly.

State CPMA Coordinator,

Chris Cogburn