It's true that sometimes things seem hopeless, even to believers, but the Bible offers clarity and perspective as well as tells us the purposes and reasons for the trials in our life, Pastor Greg Laurie of the California megachurch Harvest Christian Fellowship explained to his congregation in a sermon.
If you want to be a growing Christian, you should read, study and love God's Word; you need to have a prayer life; and you must be actively involved in the church, Laurie told the congregation as he began his message, "Why Does God Allow Trials in the Life of the Believer?"
Laurie preached these three essentials of Christian growth in his previous sermon series, called, "What Every Growing Christian Needs to Know." more >>
Anyone who saw the summer blockbuster "Avengers: Age of Ultron" remembers the trick that Thor played on his friends.
As they near the end of a party, Thor challenges his friends to pick up his signature hammer, claiming that only those "worthy" are able to wield it.
Inspired by the movie, one California man created his own Thor hammer — also known by its ridiculously hard to pronounce real name, Mjolnir. more >>
Google has released a new live wallpaper that will actually help users determine their device's stats at first glance.
With most device wallpapers functioning as aesthetics for the most part, Google Creative Labs has come up with a live wallpaper that serves a practical function for users by displaying important system stats like battery life, network signal strength, and even notifications.
A majority of Android users avoid wallpaper apps because of their tendency to eat up space, as well as decrease battery life. However, "Meter," the new Android live wallpaper downloadable from the Google Play Store displays a variety of geometrical shapes that measure the amount of battery life left, and how strong the network signal is, as well as alert users when notifications arrive. more >>
Users who purchase an Apple device with iOS 9 can safely downgrade their device back to iOS 8.4.1 should they choose.
Some apps have been discovered to run slower, or not work at all, with the new iOS 9 as performance issues occuring on older hardware have been reported. Users who opt to downgrade their mobile operating system down one level can do so safely.
Users will not be able to restore their iTunes backup when they downgrade to an older iOS version, however, causing a loss of data, with iCloud backup the only possible, but still not fully guaranteed way to save older iTunes data. more >>
EA has announced "The Sims 4" second expansion pack, "Get Together," will be delayed to the end of the year.
Maxis and Electronic Arts have confirmed there will be a one month delay in the release of their second DLC for "The Sims 4," titled "Get Together," saying they needed more time to "add more polish and depth," pushing the expansion pack to a December release date.
Apart from fixing all the bugs and glitches in the downloadable content, the video game developer and publisher added they are planning to create a bigger and better gameplay experience for users, listing the new features they would be adding to the upcoming post-launch content. more >>
2K Sports has recently confirmed its DLC schedule and new characters for its upcoming "WWE 2K16."
Professional wrestling video game "WWE 2K16," 2K Sports' 17th title in its "WWE Games" series, is due to launch in less than three weeks and the Novato, California-based publisher has announced its extensive expansion pack schedule from late 2015 up to early 2016, featuring a host of new characters.
Adding to the game's over 120-character roster, the six upcoming DLCs are expected to go through the Hall of Famers, including Big Boss Man, Dusty Rhodes, and "Rowdy" Roddy Piper to add more fighters to the main game. more >>