The Bible repeatedly tells us that God is our helper. The question is, do we really trust God to help us? It's easy to respond right away that we trust Him, but when it comes to practically applying this truth to our everyday life — leaning on the Holy Spirit to help us in every area of our lives — we often struggle to do it.
As born-again believers in Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit — God's Spirit — lives in our spirit. In John 16:7, Jesus said that the Holy Spirit is our "Comforter (Counselor, Helper, Advocate, Intercessor, Strengthener, Standby)" and that He wants "to be in close fellowship" with us (AMPC).
The cast of FOX's upcoming musical "The Passion" is starting to unfold with country music legend Trisha Yearwood and Latin singer Prince Royce joining the production as Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ, and the disciple Peter, respectively.
Yearwood, the 51-year-old singer and host of Food Network's "Trisha's Southern Kitchen" said she was thrilled to join the cast, which was partially announced at the Television Critics Association press tour Friday.
Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump recently garnered extensive criticism for reportedly botching a Bible verse at a speech before a large group of young evangelical Christians.
Speaking at Liberty University in the Commonwealth of Virginia on Monday, the billionaire real estate mogul cited a verse from Second Corinthians.
"We're going to protect Christianity. I can say that. I don't have to be politically correct … Two Corinthians, 3:17, that's the whole ballgame … is that the one you like?" stated Trump, as reported by Politico. more >>
In a hypothetical letter to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., shared on the 30th anniversary of the day celebrating the life of the slain civil rights activist, Pastor John Piper says King's warning about the fate of the Church was right, and shares his answer for achieving racial harmony.
"You were right," begins the letter posted on Piper's website DesiringGod.org on Monday. "You prophesied, 'If today's church does not recapture the sacrificial spirit of the early church, it will be dismissed as an irrelevant social club with no meaning for the 20th century.'"
In the letter, which was published in the 2014 book, Letters to a Birmingham Jail: A Response to the Words and Dreams of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Piper says that the modern Church has lost more than its "sacrificial spirit." He cites King devotee Carl Ellis who says that churches, black and white, "have lost the God-centered, Christ-exalting, Bible-saturated Gospel," and instead opted for "good agendas." more >>
Students at the University of Virginia kicked off their 40 days of prayer and fasting on Sunday, leading up to the national Collegiate Day of Prayer next month.
At the university, located in Charlottesville, the community's Operation Esther Circle prayer group will partner with university students and the college's Student Prayer Collective to hold weekly prayer meetings in the 40 days leading up to the event on Feb. 25.
One of America's greatest liabilities is crime, not only in the cost of property loss and damage but the lives impacted by lawless acts. The best solution for America's crime problem can be seen when a criminal is transformed through faith in Jesus. In fact, it does quite often, usually under the radar.
Case in point: Hillary Jones of Marysville, California — about two hours north of San Francisco — used to steal. She used to be a heroin addict and was homeless.
Then she became pregnant. Determined to have an abortion, she contacted Planned Parenthood. First, she had to prove she was pregnant. more >>