Christians should never feel as though they are not "good enough" for God, because God is looking for imperfect people to follow His path, motivational speaker and author Jefferson Bethke says in his latest YouTube video.
Bethke, who is known for publishing inspiring, popular YouTube videos about the Christian faith, discusses the feeling of imperfection and unworthiness in his latest video, Are You Too Messed Up For Jesus?, which has received over 16,000 hits since being posted to YouTube on Monday.
In the video, Bethke suggests many Christian feel they are not worthy to stand in front of God, saying that "so many times we think we're not good enough, we're not clean enough, we feel this shame, and because of all that, we then think we can't approach God." more >>
St. Louis Rams wideout Stedman Bailey and his cousin, Antwan Reeves, say they have witnessed several miracles after surviving a near fatal shooting.
Bailey survived being shot in the head and Reeves recovered from being hit with 11 gunshots while riding in a car on Nov. 24, 2015. Although Reeves' 10-year-old daughter and 5-year-old son were also in the car, Reeves shielded their bodies and they miraculously left the scene unscathed.
The life-changing event that took place in Miami Gardens, Florida, reinforced their spiritual beliefs. more >>
The Islamic State terror group has razed to the ground Iraq's oldest Christian monastery where U.S. troops would worship until recently, in an apparent attempt to erase the region's history, receiving strong condemnation from around the world, including from the Obama administration and the Vatican.
Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, destroyed the 1,400-year-old St. Elijah's monastery in Mosul just months after taking over the Iraqi city in June 2014, The Associated Press reported with satellite images Wednesday, saying the terrorists demolished the structure in late September.
"Bulldozers, heavy equipment, sledgehammers, possibly explosives turned those stone walls into this field of gray-white dust. They destroyed it completely," Stephen Wood, CEO of Allsource Analysis, was quoted as saying. more >>
A number of Christian church leaders, including Saddleback Church Pastor Rick Warren, spoke out about the vital need for believers to follow Jesus' footsteps and help refugees at the GC2 Summit at Community Christian Church in Naperville, Illinois, on Wednesday.
The conference featured a number of sessions focused on the ongoing refugee crisis that is gripping the world, most notably with the millions of people in Syria and the surrounding region fleeing civil war and seeking refuge in Western nations. Evangelical pastors spoke alongside relief groups, such as World Vision and World Relief, about the urgent need for the Church in America to get involved and help in meaningful ways.
Rick Warren focused his message to the audience at Naperville, alongside all those watching via live stream, on the life and mission of Jesus Christ, and urged believers to care about the things that Jesus cared about. more >>
A school district in Arkansas is planning to add an academic course on the Holy Bible for its public system, in keeping with a recently passed state law.
Westside Consolidated School District is hoping to have a curriculum in time for a course to be taught during the 2016-2017 academic year.
Westside Superintendent Bryan Duffie told The Christian Post in an interview that the idea for a Bible course was mentioned during the school board's December meeting. more >>
Lead Pastor of Elevation Church in Charlotte, North Carolina, Steven Furtick called prejudice a poisonous snake and challenged his congregation to keep the scourge in check by not passing it down to children.
"I wanna give you a little challenge today from my personal experience called 'It's in your hands,'" Furtick said in a video clip posted on his Facebook page on Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday.
"God told me to just bring you a simple message today and ask you 'what are you passing on?' I believe that the essence of the Gospel is acceptance," he said before reading Scripture from Matthew 7:9-12. more >>