ANAHEIM, California – Over 11,000 people received or recommitted to Christ this past weekend in Southern California, and the key to this harvest of souls are mobilized millennials who, according to local pastors, actually love the church.
In the Diamond Club at Anaheim's Angel Stadium Sunday, The Christian Post sat down with Brady Collins and Jason Powell who are on staff with Greg Laurie's Harvest Christian Fellowship and are an integral part of the behind-the-scenes operations of the annual Harvest SoCal Crusade Outreach.
Amid all the negative chatter about Christian millennials today, the two young pastors, both 31, are quick to shred several myths. more >>
In a sermon re-posted online, New York Times best-selling author Pastor Francis Chan answered critics who called the Cornerstone Community Church, which he and his wife founded, a cult.
We all would like to be part of the early church, as described in the book of Acts, Chan, the founder of Radius International and then teaching pastor of Cornerstone Community Church in Simi Valley, California, said in the message, posted last week by SermonAudio.com but originally from April 2009.
Chan read out Acts 4:29-35: "Now, Lord, consider their threats and enable your servants to speak your Word with great boldness. 'Stretch out your hand to heal and perform signs and wonders through the name of your holy servant Jesus.' After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the Word of God boldly. more >>
Model, actor, and singer Tyrese Gibson, mononymously known as Tyrese, is mostly known for his racy R&B music and his role in the "Fast and Furious" franchise, but he's also known for speaking about his Christian faith on social media.
In a Facebook post on Wednesday, the crooner discussed his struggle with doubt and fear, and urged others struggling with the same issue to trust in Jesus Christ.
"I am posting this for you, are you listening to me? While I'm saying this to you I'm saying it to myself, I'm saying to you. The spirit of doubt is real the feeling of letting go and walking away is real. But I'm here to remind of the power and the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ and to tell you that the God I know wants you to learn during those dry spells, he wants you learn how to conquer fears and doubts," Tyrese shared. more >>
Megachurch pastor and author Erwin Raphael McManus deals with one of life's toughest questions, is Jesus the only way, and what about those who have never heard of Him?
In a re-podcast on the website of Mosaic, the church in Los Angeles, California, where McManus is the pastor, he read out questions sent to him by people from around the U.S. and Australia.
At the heart of the questions were two issues. How can we possibly conceive the fact that Jesus is the only way to God when the world is predominantly Hindu, Buddhist or Muslim? And what about those who have never heard of Christ but have lived a moral or just life? more >>
You're obviously getting a ton of responses to your decision to sit during the national anthem, both negative and positive, but as I just read that you intend to continue to sit during the singing of the anthem, I felt your actions and comment deserve yet another response.
In short, I admire your courage but I question your judgment, and there is due cause for many to charge you with hypocrisy. Are you sure your actions were righteous? more >>
A number of celebrities take time out of their day to share a Bible verse with fans on social media, singer Jordin Sparks chose to share nine.
The 26-year-old singer-songwriter shared nine verses from Proverbs 27 on Twitter with more than 4 million fans on Saturday. Sparks began with separating Proverbs 27:1–6 into six consecutive tweets, before moving on to Proverbs 27:17, "As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend."
She added her own message to the tweet, "shout out to my sharpeners! You know who you are! I love you," before tweeting verses 19 and 21. more >>