When it comes to generosity, there are two types of crazy: those who give first, and those who consume first, Pastor Kenton Behsore of Mariners Church said in a recent sermon.
In his latest installment of the "Things I Wish Jesus Never Said" series, Beshore addressed the topic of generosity, saying that our idea of giving differs far greatly from what the Bible says about giving.
Beshore cites Acts 20:35, which reads: "In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus Himself said: 'It is more blessed to give than to receive.'" more >>
God encourages his followers to fear not 365 times in the Bible, one for each day of the year, Pastor Rick Warren says, emphasizing that He didn't intend for Christians to spend their days preoccupied with anxiety and worry.
Warren, who heads Saddleback Church in Orange County, California, wrote in a post this week that God's repeated mentioning of the phrase "don't be afraid" is clear evidence that he didn't want humans' minds clouded by fear.
God's encouragement is especially evident in Psalm 23:4 (NLT), which reads: "Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me. Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me." more >>
Let me take you behind the scenes again in the life of a pastor.
For sure, your pastor is not likely to let you know the pain these brief sentences cause.
But, for most pastors, they hurt. They really hurt. more >>
A troubled man who eyewitnesses say just wanted to worship his "own way" on Sunday was shot dead during a service at the Keystone Fellowship Church in Montgomeryville, Pennsylvania, following a fight over seats, says authorities.
The tragic details of the final moments of 27-year-old Robert E. Braxton III's life are revealed in an affidavit of probable cause against his alleged killer, Mark T. Storms, 46, of Lansdale Borough, Pennsylvania. The document was shared with The Christian Post Friday by the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office which has brought voluntary manslaughter and reckless endangerment charges against Storms based on multiple eyewitness accounts and a statement from Storms.
A joint investigation by the Montgomery County detectives, Montgomery Township Police and other law enforcement revealed that based upon more than 50 witness interviews, Braxton arrived at the 11 a.m. service at the church and was verbally disruptive and agitated. more >>
Actress and former Church of Scientology member Leah Remini recently defended the decision of Ron Miscavige to write a tell-all book about the current head of the controversial sect.
Titled Ruthless: Scientology, My Son David Miscavige, and Me and slated for release in May, the book was coauthored by Dan Koon.
In an interview with ABC News, Remini argued that Ron Miscavige "has a right to tell his story" even if it offends Scientology's leadership. more >>
A survey of American pastors belonging to various Protestant denominations has found a diverse array of opinions on how the End Times will unfold.
In recently released data by LifeWay Research sponsored by Charisma House Book Group, details about how Jesus will return are uniform among Protestant pastors. The major areas of disagreement center on the nature of the rapture, including when and how literal it will be, the nature of the Antichrist, and the nature and timing of Christ's thousand-year reign.