Although Christians may find their pain to be insufferable, they must remember that all pain has a purpose through God's grace, Pastor Rick Warren explains in his Daily Hope messge this week.
Warren, who heads Saddleback Church in Orange County, California, writes that all pain can have a purpose, pointing to 2 Corinthians 12:9a TEV that states: "My grace is all you need, for my power is greatest when you are weak."
"What relieves our hurt and helps us keep going when we're in pain and we want to give up? God's grace," Warren states in his March 16 post. more >>
Focus on the Family warned that Los Angeles' new "Transgender Advisory Council" could harm religious freedom.
Mayor Eric Garcetti announced Tuesday at a press conference that the newly created nine-member council will advise city officials on various issues pertaining to the transgender community.
Christians must accept failure as a reality of life and then seek to redefine it, world-renowned Pastor Rick Warren advises.
In two posts dedicated to the topic of failure, Warren, senior pastor of Saddleback Church in Southern California, explains that Christians must first accept failure as being a reality for humans.
In Warren's first post, titled "You Need to Accept the Reality of Failure," the megachurch pastor explains that although failure is considered to be the most "unpardonable sin" in the U.S. because Americans "idolize success," the truth is that everyone fails. more >>
Adapted from Greg Laurie's book, Tell Someone (B & H Books, February 2016)
A person can argue all day with you about certain facts. But they can't argue with your personal story of how you came to faith.
The woman at the well had quite a story. She was what we would call "a woman with a reputation." Most likely, everyone in her village knew something about her personal life: she had been married and divorced five times, and with her latest partner, she hadn't even bothered getting married. more >>
Pastor Rick Warren of Saddleback Church says he's preparing for the most "important and life-changing" series he's ever taught, which will focus on God's mercy, as he reflects on the darkest day of his life nearly three years ago when his 27-year-old son took his own life.
"Easter has become particularly personal and poignant to me in the past three years, because five days after Easter three years ago, my 27-year-old son ended his own life," Warren said in a video posted on Facebook Sunday, talking about his son, Matthew.
"He had battled mental illness since childhood, and despite all the best doctors and the best medicine, therapy, and prayers, and love, he lost his battle for hope on Easter week. And Our family was devastated. The day Matthew gave into despair was the worst day of my life," the pastor added. more >>
Sometimes people are described as being consume by their work. However for one meteorologist that idiom might have gotten a little too literal.
Liberté Chan of KTLA 5 thought that her dress was light enough that the green screen used to project the weather map would not mistake it for the background.
But boy was she wrong! Hilarity ensues as all of a sudden her body becomes part of the forecast, leading to a coworker putting his jacket over her like a gentleman should. more >>