Avoiding weariness in life involves allowing oneself to harness God's power, Pastor Rick Warren says in a devotional on Isaiah 40:29.
Warren, who heads Saddleback Church in Orange County, California, said in the devotional published Sunday on his website, Daily Hope With Rick Warren, that the leading cause for exhaustion among Christians is not bitterness, guilt, or fear, but rather a feeling of weariness. He added that many Christians are simply "sick and tired of being sick and tired."
The pastor writes that the overbearing feeling of weariness can only be overcome by allowing oneself to harness God's power in their daily lives. more >>
"American Idol" has launched the careers of some of the nation's favorite Christian singers, including Mandisa, Colton Dixon and Danny Gokey. As the show enters into its final season in 2016, many artists are sharing their reflections about the experience.
The final season of "American Idol" is scheduled to premiere on Jan. 6 and the Fox network has announced that its final season will include judges Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr. Television and radio personality Ryan Seacrest, the competition's longtime host, will also return for the show's 15th season.
News of the series coming to an end was announced in May 2015 and since that time the show's successful alumni have publicly reacted to its cancellation. According to The New York Times, at the height of its popularity, "Idol" drew over 30 million viewers. The highest season on record being season 5, which featured gospel and contemporary Christian recording artist Mandisa. more >>
Golden State Warriors point guard Steph Curry and his family helped provide food for 400 Oakland families who are facing economic hardship this year.
"I've been a member of [the Oakland] community since 2009, and it's important for me to give back this holiday season to the fans that give so much to us all year long," Curry, who helped the Warriors bring Oakland a 2014-2015 NBA Championship title, told Warriors.com about the experience of working with Feed the Children at the Beebe Memorial Cathedral.
The 27 year old was joined by his wife, Ayesha; daughter, Riley; sister, Sydel; mother, Sonya, and father, former NBA star Dell Curry, at the cathedral where he met and advised students to "stay in school, stay focused every day, and to spend the holidays appreciating your family and people in your life." more >>
Former Australian Rugby player Jarryd Hayne is glorifying God after starting in his first NFL game as a running back for the San Francisco 49er.
"Less then 24 hours after getting activated to the roster I get my first NFL start. The game didn't go the way we wanted, which was disappointing," Hayne wrote on Instagram after the 32-17 loss to the Detroit Lions on Sunday. "Was good to get back out on the field #chasingthedream. Appreciate the support from the #49ersfaithful, down under and across the world. #Godisgood."
After becoming an official running back for the San Francisco 49ers last year, 27-year-old Hayne was signed to the Under Armour activewear brand, where he joined big names like New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and Golden State Warriors point guard Steph Curry. more >>
Christians must turn away from their sinful habits and fully commit themselves to Jesus in order to live a happy life, Pastor Greg Laurie said in a message this week, citing Joshua 24.
Laurie, who heads Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, California, encourages Christians to "make a choice" to stop their sinful ways and fully live in the house of the Lord.
The megachurch pastor suggests that those who identify as Christians but maintain their sinful habits must feel as though they are "[living] in two worlds." more >>
One normally sees popular televangelist T.D. Jakes in a full suit and tie with his name engraved on his shirt cuffs, but the bishop took a detour from his usual high fashion apparel when he preached a post-Christmas sermon at his son-in-law's California church.
The Potter's House pastor received quite a backlash on social media after he posted a picture of himself wearing an outfit that included a kangol hat and ripped jeans after he preached a sermon at the One Church in Los Angeles.
Jakes debuted his Sunday church attire with a caption that read: "I want to thank One Church for a great service! Loved the atmosphere there. The presence of the Lord and the kindness of the people explain why Hollywood is buzzing about this young church and its rapid growth! Thanks @toureroberts and @sarahjakesroberts." more >>