Welcome to the PCAF – ICEA (International Christian Education Auxiliary) Website


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Pentecostal Churches of the Apostolic Faith, International
INTERNATIONAL CHRISTIAN EDUCATION AUXILIARY

ALL ARTICLES POSTED HERE
ARE AUTHORED BY
THE ICEA
STAFF OR BY PCAF APOSTOLIC

WRITERS OR AUTHORS.

IN ADDITION, YOU WILL FIND
ONLINE TESTS, THINGS TO DO, SUGGESTED TRIPS, CONTINUING
EDUCATION, PCAF AUTHORED SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSSONS,
HANDOUTS, BIBLE STUDY MATERIALS, IDEAS FOR CHRISTIAN
EDUCATION & SUNDAY SCHOOL, AND SO MUCH MORE!
YOU ARE ALLOWED TO USE THE MATERIALS ON THIS SITE FOR
NON-COMMERCIAL USE ONLY AT YOUR CHURCH. You are NOT
allowed to reproduce (in any form) anything on this
site for any type of profit: whether printed,  or
reposting on any website, social media, or blog.

There are approximately 100 articles. A lot here to explore! Click on any category in the list on the side panel to view posted articles by category. There are 17 categories with informative information for those interested in Christian education.

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PCAFI Christian Education in Association With KAM Thursday Night-School


No one is immune from great suffering, and we can suddenly find ourselves in places that are difficult and challenging. Our faith and hope are often tried when we are faced with situations such as: incarceration, financial hardship, blended families, illness, divorce, and loss of loved ones.

PCAFI Christian Education in Association With KAM Thursday Night-School


No one is immune from great suffering, and we can suddenly find ourselves in places that are difficult and challenging. Our faith and hope are often tried when we are faced with situations such as: incarceration, financial hardship, blended families, illness, divorce, and loss of loved ones.

An Imitation of Love!


Little children, we must stop expressing love merely by our words
and manner of speech; we must love also in action and in truth. 

(1 John 3:18)

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There is a movie titled: “The Imitation of Life”, that could have easily been named the Imitation of Love. The two main actors are a single black mother and her fair-skinned daughter, who conveniently passed as white. The daughter had struggles loving her mother because she wanted to “fit in” with white America during the 1950’s. The mother pursued the daughter with unconditional love. The daughter (suffering her own struggles with her skin color) rejected her mother’s love. She finally realized the depths of her love for her mother at the time of her mother’s death — which was too late. (This was a tragic story!) The movie should be seen by all people who have issues loving anyone because of internal and external pressures.

In many ways there are struggles we face with those who are considered different than who we have defined ourselves as. Many only want those type of people in their world. The church also struggles with loving certain members who are in the body. We all know that love can be expressed by words, but “I love you” means nothing if there are no actions that back up mere words. Take a moment and ask yourself how would you define love? What does it look like? Is it a nice feeling you have for someone and they, in-turn, have for you? How would you define it? Let’s go back to I Corinthians, chapter 13 and revisit the “love” chapter and see what love really is. Here is a good biblical definition of love, as well: For God so LOVED the world that He GAVE his only begotten son. The verse clearly suggests that love is a sacrifice. Forms of intense giving are expressions of love. Love means little to others if our flowery words are simply poured out on them. We must be careful because there is an imitation of love. It looks like love, and it often masquerades as love, but it can have its root in selfishness and indifference. True love cannot be imitated with just words of expressions.

God — help us to love — not just with words, but also in deeds! Amen!