Christians who are in constant pursuit of answers from God to explain why things happen in life lack contentment and become increasingly frustrated when their questions go unanswered, says Pastor Rick Warren.
God doesn't tell us why things have happened in our life because "he's testing [us]," Warren, senior pastor of Saddleback Church in Orange County, California, reveals in his Daily Hope devotional on June 8. "He's testing to see if you will let go of control and learn to be content, whether he explains it or not."
Warren adds that even if God did offer an explanation, people likely wouldn't understand it, because His divine plan is beyond our ability to comprehend. Additionally, knowing the reason why doesn't ease the pain. more >>
Can the world experience a "Jesus movement" once again or are those times long gone? That's the question posed by Harvest Christian Fellowship Pastor Greg Laurie in a sermon he preached on Sunday.
In the message based on 2 Chronicles 7:14 titled "Can We Have Revival in Our Time?" Laurie briefly recounted the history of the four "great awakenings" within the body of Christ and shared his theory on how America and the world would be impacted should believers experience an End Times rapture.
Laurie explained: "If millions of Americans were caught up to Heaven we wouldn't be the superpower we are today. … Imagine this: if 100,000,000 people were caught up to meet the Lord in the air, if they just disappeared, do you think that would affect our nation? Well of course it would … imagine the effect on our country if 100,000,000 people — people in industry, government, military, business, agriculture, education, medicine — suddenly disappeared from the face of the Earth. … It would certainly have a crippling effect on our entire nation and upon our infrastructure. more >>
Without once naming presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump in his speech, former President Bill Clinton warned congregants at a popular black California megachurch on Sunday that the billionaire's campaign slogan "Make America Great Again" is a code that means "way more than what it sounds like."
The former president made the comments in a speech during the worship service at the 24,000-member West Angeles Church of God In Christ where he stumped for his wife, Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton ahead of her battle with rival Bernie Sanders in California's Democratic primary set for Tuesday.
He argued that despite a recovery from the 2007-2008 financial crisis, people were still not happy because 80 percent of workers haven't received a pay raise after inflation since then. Rising inequality, stagnant wages, declining upward mobility and fear of immigrants are growing concerns around the world that have made some in Europe question the need for democracies. more >>
A California public school called a Los Angeles Deputy Sheriff in Palmdale to reprimand a 7-year-old student for handing out Bible verses, warning that such actions are "offensive."
Santa Monica Observer reported that the student, who attends Desert Rose Elementary, had been handing out Bible verses given to him in the form of short notes from his mother, Christina Zavala, alongside his lunch.
The young boy distributed the Bible verses while standing on a public sidewalks outside the school. more >>
One week after Tamar Braxton told fans that she was "stabbed in the back" by someone on the "The Real" talk show, the singer is revealing why she was fired as a co-host.
On Thursday night's episode of WE tv's reality series "Braxton Family Values," the broken hearted Emmy-nominated singer confided in her older sister, Toni, about "The Real" drama.
Tamar fought through sobs as she revealed that producers told her entertainment executive husband, Vincent Herbert, that she did not get along with her castmates. more >>
Real Life Church in Valencia, California, and a local chapter of Young Life will be hosting "A Night to Remember" prom for students with special needs on Saturday.
Danny Caudillo, a spokesman for Real Life Church, told The Christian Post that Young Life Capernaum was one of five organizations the congregation chose to partner with this year as part of their 'Out of the Box' initiative "because we have seen what an impact it can make in these children's lives."
"Our sister church, Mission Church in Ventura, California, has put this event on for years, and we wanted to model our event after theirs," he explained. more >>