Saddleback pastor and best-selling author Rick Warren says small congregations can play a significant role and should not be viewed as less valuable because of their size.
"There is no correlation between the size of a church and its significance," Warren said at the Purpose Driven Conference at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California, this week, according to Pastor Randy Craft of Saddleback Newport Mesa. "God is responsible for the quantity of your ministry; you are responsible for the quality."
This is the first Purpose Driven Conference to be held in the United States in 10 years, following the 2006 conference that was attened by more than 2,900 church leaders. more >>
The Erskine fire continues to blaze bright in Central California. So far, the wildfire, considered to be the most devastating, has burned more than 45,000 acres of land and destroyed more than 250 structures.
The Erskine fire has been burning since last week and it continues to do so as the summer heat and low humidity have been fanning its flames, pushing it further to what's left of Kern County. The wildfire started Thursday last week and has encompassed more than 46,000 acres of land, according to the Incident Information System.
There are three ways to get God's power in your life, Pastor Rick Warren says.
Warren, who serves as the senior pastor of Saddleback Church in Orange County, California, says in his Daily Devotional on Tuesday that God does not bless self-reliant people; rather, he "blesses people who are dependent upon Him and surrendered to Him."
There are three ways to get God's power in your life and live by His will, including praying, obeying Him, and perseverance, the evangelical leader continues. more >>
After Stephen Curry's Golden State Warriors lost their chance at a second consecutive championship title to the Cleveland Cavaliers, fans have been circulating pictures with the faces of LeBron James and Kyrie Irving superimposed onto Curry family photographs.
One image being shared on social media is a doctored photo from Curry's wedding day in which the face of a crying Michael Jordan is posted on top of Steph's face. Another is a Curry family photo in which the face of Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving is pasted over Steph.
Curry's wife, Ayesha, is fed up and outraged by the disrespect basketball fans are showing toward her family and spoke directly to the offenders in a message on Twitter. more >>
A man known for his ability to recite 20 books of the Bible from memory has released a study Bible that reveals his techniques.
Tom Meyer, member of Wordsower International Ministries and a professor at Shasta Bible College in California, released last week. The book is written in a format that Meyer says will help people memorize verses and even entire chapters of the Bible.
In an interview with The Christian Post, Meyer explained that the study Bible came from what he believed was a vacancy among study books. more >>
If people truly want God's blessing in life, they need to put Him first, Pastor Rick Warren says.
Warren, the senior pastor of Saddleback Church in Orange County, California, advises in his Daily Devotional on Monday that Christians must fully commit to God to receive His blessing, citing 1 Thessalonians 2:12 which reads: "You should live in a way that proves you belong to the God who calls you into His Kingdom and glory."
"The Kingdom of God is a present reality," he explains. "It's what we're to be doing on the Earth right now. The power of God is the present resource. It's the energy you get to do what God wants you to do once you're surrendered and submitted to His will. God's glory is the reason. It's not the reality or the resource. It is the present reason for everything. It's all for God's glory. more >>