During his sermon at Harvest Church in Riverside, California, Pastor James MacDonald spoke about the importance of hope for carrying Christians through life's many changes and challenges, pointing specifically to John 5 as a guide for this teaching.
MacDonald, who is the founding and lead Pastor of Harvest Bible Chapel in Illinois, told congregants during Thursday's sermon that Christians can use hope for two purposes: hope can serve as an anchor in difficult times, and it can also help pull someone out of their sorrow and into a new life chapter.
John 5, which MacDonald describes as a "salvation story," tells of a disabled man who has been waiting by a healing pool in Jerusalem for 38 years, but has been unable to go into the water due to his crippling malady. more >>
Last year, Adrienne Bailon and her longtime boyfriend Lenny Santiago split up. Now the singer, actress and co-host of "The Real" talk show is focusing on the love of Jesus.
The 32-year-old took to her Twitter Saturday to let her more than 600,000 followers know "real love brings the Jesus out of us."
Earlier this month, the entertainer tweeted "Psalm 139" to fans. more >>
Some of you may remember the movie from years ago called "The Horse Whisperer." Others may remember Homer Simpson literally whispering to a horse to tell them to run really fast when the race begins.
Whatever the cultural reference, I bet you never thought that they can exist in real life. Well guess, what? They can exist in real life.
Enter David Lichman, who is able to train horses without the usual brit and bridle, having them go about the beach at Pt. Reyes, California at his command. more >>
National Football League head coach Tony Dungy told audience members at the Super Bowl 50 breakfast earlier this month that no matter what happens in life, the only thing that matters is whether or not they are following the will of the Lord.
Dungy, a devout Christian who was the first African-American head coach to win the Super Bowl when he did it in 2007 with the Indianapolis Colts, spoke from the heart when he talked in detail about the struggles of his 15-year-old son, Jordan, who was born with a rare congenital defect that prevents him from feeling pain.
"You'd think that would be good, but it's not," Dungy was quoted as telling the crowd at the San Francisco Hilton Hotel by CNS News. "He's had a lot of operations, he's broken a lot of bones ... he's had about 30 surgeries." more >>
It is unclear who begged for life in the violent fracas but when police got to the San Leandro, California, apartment of Bishop Teman L. Bostic Sr. on Friday morning, the pastor was found dead and his son, Isaiah Bostic, 21, was covered in blood.
"On behalf of the Bostic family, the Mt. Olive A.O. H. Church of God family, and the Apostolic Original Holy Church of God, [it is] with heavy hearts we announce the untimely passing of our father, and pastor, Bishop Teman L. Bostic Sr., on Friday, Feb. 12," the preacher's church announced in a haunting Facebook post on Saturday morning.
Bishop Bostic was the leader of Mt. Olive Apostolic Original Holy Church of God in Menlo Park. more >>
After revealing that she was experiencing some apprehension about having a third child, a first with her newlywed husband Pastor Touré Roberts, Sarah Jakes Roberts announced that she gave birth to a baby girl on Wednesday.
Jakes has been transparent about her pregnancy journey since last summer and has shared the emotions she has experienced in the process of carrying her third child. The motivational speaker, author and daughter of The Potter's House Senior Pastor Bishop T.D. Jakes, shared the first picture of her newborn daughter last week with the Instagram caption, "And then our love took its first breath."