Throughout our lives we have all seen or heard about something miraculous happening. Whether it's someone being healed, saved, winning something, living long or even being brought back from the brink of death, miracles are defined by the supernatural measures God uses to reveal Himself to us.
When we see or hear about these miracles, it reminds us that God doesn't depend on nature or man's abilities in order to do the impossible. We rely on Him to make these miracles happen. When they are witnessed, it does something to people that they will never forget.
We trust that God will work miracles in our lives in His timing and purpose. more >>
Jinger Duggar recently shared her story of salvation as well as personal tips for sharing the Gospel with others in a special taped message with her brother-in-law Ben Seewald.
"I grew up in a Christian home of course, but I realized at a young age that I was a sinner just like any other person. We all have that nature, you know. When I realized that, I realized my need for a Savior and so, at about the age of six years old, I prayed. But really, my heart was not changed until I was 14 years old and I came to my parents and I was like, 'I, I really need Jesus because I know that in my own self, I won't be able to get into heaven. I cannot save myself from sin … and so at that point I was totally broken from sin and I said, 'God, the only thing I need right now is Your forgiveness and that will only come from You and You just give me the strength to do that,'" Jinger said.
"God saved me from my sins and after that, gave me a burden for the lost and the desire to save others coming to know Him," she added. more >>
Texas megachurch pastor Matt Chandler says the way the world defines marriage is "unbiblical" and "unhealthy", yet far too many young Christians are following after the cultural standards of love. This reality prompted the Village Church leader to offer biblical insights on dating, courtship and marriage from the Song of Solomon in his recently released book Mingling of Souls.
The book is also a reflection of how God transformed his marriage of 15 years to his wife, Lauren. "The first seven years of my marriage were extremely difficult years and then the last eight have been really blessed. I wanted to talk about relationships in a way that was honest and straight forward," said Chandler.
In the interview below (edited for clarity), Chandler explains why the notion of finding "the one" is a myth and reveals what couples should do to keep the passion in their marriage. more >>
The seven Arkansas homeschool children who were removed from their Christian parents' home last month by state and local authorities for undisclosed reasons, were returned home for a four-hour visit last Friday, where they were allowed to pray and worship in their own home for the first time since being taken into custody.
After the students' father, Hal Stanley, told The Christian Post last week that his family was being victimized by "Christian persecution," because they weren't even allowed to pray during their limited visiting hours with their children, he told CP on Monday that his kids were excited to return home to pray and participate in devotions for the first time since Jan. 12.
"We just had a wonderful time. I saw some light again in my childrens eyes," 73-year-old Stanley said. "They told us that we could worship anyway we wanted to. Yes, we had a wonderful visit and the fact is the worship got so long that they hardly had time to eat, but then they had to rush them back to jail." more >>
When we hear the word "risk" we immediately think it is something negative. The word alone has a negative feel to it. But that is not always the case. There are plenty of times when taking risks can be a good thing.
A more biblical way of talking about risk is using the phrase "to step out in faith." It is something that can really change someone. When you take a risk for the Lord, it means you are going out of your way to do something for him. When you take normal risk that involves something other than the Lord, it turns out to be negative in most cases. It's important for us as Christian to know the difference between positive and negative risks, and the Bible is a perfect place to look.
Below are 10 positive and negative risk-taking verses in the Bible: more >>
Editor's Note: Although the word "queer" can be offensive depending on its use, according to The Association of LGBT Journalists, Brandan Robertson has communicated that he prefers to be described as queer, not gay. The article has been changed out of respect for Robertson. The use of the word queer below is not intended to be derogatory.
Brandan Robertson, national spokesperson for the LGBT advocacy group Evangelicals for Marriage Equality, claims that Christian publisher Destiny Image canceled his upcoming book project because he came out as "queer," and wouldn't agree with their statement of faith, which states that they "do not condone, encourage or accept the homosexual lifestyle." Destiny Image, on the other hand, has said that the decision was purely financially based.
Robertson also strives to advance LGBT causes as an organizer for the Faith in Public Life group, which describes itself as "a strategy center for the faith community advancing faith in the public square as a powerful force for justice, compassion and the common good." more >>