Sunday night's "A.D. The Bible Continues" introduced the character of the Holy Spirit during the celebration of Pentecost, but that was just the beginning of a new chapter for Jesus' disciples.
As the disciples gathered together on the eve of Pentecost, Peter's daughter joined them. Wise beyond her years, she asked a simple question when Peter began questioning what he should do to encourage the Holy Spirit's arrival.
"What would He do?" Maya, the teen, asks. more >>
The Lord and His purposes are perfect, and we must realize that we are not. We sometimes fill our heads with doubt during our busy lives, and it keeps us from living out the purposes that He has established for us. The Bible insures us that the Lord has created us and given us all a purpose.
Once God has established His purpose for us in life, no one can do anything to change that. Sometimes we get so busy and wrapped up in our lives that we forget the purpose behind them. We are driven by demands in our lives and forget that God always has a greater purpose. His purposes not only encompass our lives, but all the lives around us. Whether it be at home, school, work, neighborhood, and community. We can always look to God's word for guidance.
Below are 7 Bible verses to remember and live out about purpose: more >>
A bill seeking to make the Bible Tennessee's state book passed through the local House of Representatives Wednesday despite opposition from some vocal state lawmakers and the state's attorney general and is expected to be put to a vote in the state Senate Thursday.
State Rep. Jerry Sexton, Republican from Bean Station and a former pastor who proposed the bill, said he was pleased it passed the House with a 55-38 vote.
"History's going to tell us where we stand on this. I'm grateful to have the opportunity to have the side that I'm on," he told The Tennessean after the vote. "It may be kind to me in the future and it may not be kind, and that's okay. I made a decision for today and I feel good about it." more >>
While being on the set and watching scenes from the "A.D." series, Jefferson Bethke starts to question all that is happening. Why were they poising such a threat to the Jewish authorities and Roman empire? How did a tiny movement turn the world upside down?
Early followers of Jesus, went around saying "Jesus is Lord" and that was known as the good news that they delivered. They claimed that Jesus came back to life and told everyone that He came back and is the savior of the world. But, it was an insult against Caesar as their leader. They didn't want to believe there was another leader. The minute they try to squash you out, it is a victory for yourself, where love triumphs evil.
When you follow the one who conquers death, you become a dangerous person. The good news was that Jesus is Lord. He is like no other king, because He would die for his enemies rather than kill them. The cross is a perfect example of love overpowering evil, proving that love conquers all. more >>
A historic Washington, D.C. church Abraham Lincoln attended while president is host to multiple events in memory of the former commander-in-chief.
New York Avenue Presbyterian Church held two of its multiple observances around the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln's assassination.
Events included a tribute concert performed Sunday by the Collegium Musicum of the University of Miami and a commemoration of the anniversary of the Lincoln assassination, which was Tuesday, by Lincoln expert John O'Brien. more >>
A public school district in Oklahoma has agreed to stop allowing for the distribution of Bibles following threatened legal action from an atheist organization.
Duncan Public Schools sent a letter to the American Humanist Association in response to a complaint leveled against an elementary school teacher who distributed several Gideon Bibles to her students.
Scott W. Stone, legal counsel for Duncan Schools, explained to the AHA's legal arm the Appignani Humanist Legal Center that actions were being taken in response to their complaint. more >>