Jim Fletcher Articles

Spiritual Restoration: Israel’s New Covenant Move

The Sunday before their departure, Parsons preached at Park Street Church in Boston, and his sermon proved prophetic....
The Kid Connection

The Kid Connection

Three new projects highlight the AG’s renewed emphasis on engaging the next generation The Assemblies of God is anything but an aging denomination. With one-third of its constituency under the age of 25 (and 52 percent under 35), AG leaders are well aware of the need...

Sounds of the Assemblies

Sounds of the Assemblies

The denomination’s new music label showcases the distinct worship rising from AG churches With its first CD releasing during the Assemblies of God’s General Council this year, Influence Music marks a significant return of the denomination to the Christian music scene....

Moving the Ship

Moving the Ship

How a Pentecostal businessman is helping the Assemblies of God advance with unified vision When George O. Wood was re-elected general superintendent of the General Council of the Assemblies of God in 2009, he was given a mandate. “I clearly heard the Lord say,...

How the Assemblies of God is Retooling

How the Assemblies of God is Retooling

Find out how Assemblies of God General Superintendent George O. Wood is retooling the world’s largest Pentecostal denomination for the future.  Perspiring, perhaps a bit wild-eyed and breathing hard, the preacher leans against the pulpit, both for impact and...

Can Prophecy Be Saved?

Can Prophecy Be Saved?

Most young believers no longer uphold Bible prophecy and eschatology as key components of the faith, opting to focus more on feeding the poor and ending human trafficking. But where does that leave Bible prophecy and teaching in today’s church? He looked like the...

Zionism’s New Face

Zionism’s New Face

An update on the growing and passionate movement to stand with Israel


His crushing handshake contradicted the easy way in which he motioned with his other hand for us to sit down. I was enjoying my first trip to Israel with famed Bible prophecy teacher and Israel supporter David Allen Lewis. We had been traipsing around that tiny country of huge significance while gathering interviews for Lewis’ new book. And here we were, shaking hands with Ariel Sharon, the legendary Israeli general-turned-political official, and being seated in his Tel Aviv office.

A terrifying and brutal figure to some and a savior to others, Sharon led a daring crossing of the Suez Canal in October 1973 that saved Israel from destruction at the hands of Syria and Egypt. The wily general, now an older statesman, smiled broadly as he recounted for us his first memory of Lewis.

“There we were, fighting a terrible enemy in Lebanon [1982-1983], suffering also from international condemnation,” he said, describing Israel’s war against Palestine Liberation Organization forces, “and we look up and see the famous Assemblies of God man running up and down the border, reporting back to America what was really going on!”

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