Jews for Jesus, a ministry committed to sharing the Gospel with Jewish people all over the world, has said that hostility and anti-Christian, anti-Messianic Jew sentiments among the Orthodox Jewish population in Israel remains very strong, with only small numbers turning toward Jesus Christ.
Kehila News Israel, a news portal on the Messianic Jewish community in Israel, claimed in analysis back in June that some in the Ultra-Orthodox community in Israel were experiencing a "spiritual meltdown of historic proportions."
The observations, which reflected on a Hebrew-language article published on MyNet, the city of Petach Tikva's news site, stated that some in the Haredi community were being drawn to read Gospel material: more >>
World-renowned ministry Hillsong released the trailer for their highly anticipated feature film "Let Hope Rise." The Pure Flix film will chronicle the spectacular rise of the prominent Australia-based band, Hillsong UNITED.
In the new trailer, senior pastor Brian Houston explains the start of Hillsong and his heart for their music. Various clips of the band praying, touring, writing songs and more are highlighted. "In the end our success is not about us, it's all about God. You take Him out of the equation, you got nothing," Houston says as UNITED's hit song "Oceans" plays in the background.
See the full trailer below: more >>
SILVER SPRING, Maryland – New York Times bestselling author Eric Metaxas says that many Christians in the United States have adopted an "American version of Christianity" and lack a true understanding about what it means to be faithful to God's word under the threat of persecution.
Metaxas, the author of several books including the recent title If You Can Keep It: The Forgotten Promise of American Liberty, gave a one-hour keynote speech to kick off The Bridge, an annual 3-day conference focusing on the persecuted church hosted by collaboration of groups led by the persecution watchdog group International Christian Concern.
As Metaxas has authored biographies of historical, influential philanthropists like William Wilberforce and Dietrich Bonhoeffer, his address focused on how Bonhoeffer played an instrumental role in awakening the German church to stand up to the atrocities committed against the Jews by the Nazis and he compared some of the similarities between the German church during the Holocaust to today's church in America. more >>
Billy Graham's daughter, renowned evangelist and author Anne Graham Lotz, has announced the start of a Bible-based initiative on the subject of revival, and is calling on Christians to join her in listening to eight hours of the Bible in the first eight days of August.
"Do you long for revival? Not just a tent meeting. Not just a series of church meetings, but an outpouring of God's spirit where God's people wake up in their relationship with God. I do. In II Chronicles when King Josiah rediscovered the Word of God, he read it out loud to the people and they experienced revival," Lotz said in a Facebook post on Wednesday.
"In the book of Nehemiah, after God's people had been in captivity for 70 years, they came back to Jerusalem and Ezra, the Scribe, got up before them and he just read the Word of God, and they had revival," she added. more >>
Miracles don't happen when a situation is comfortable, says Saddleback Church senior pastor and best-selling author Rick Warren.
In his "Daily Hope" devotional published Tuesday, Warren explained "the path to a miracle often goes through uncomfortable territory."
"Miracles never happen in your comfort zone, when everything's great and convenient. You don't need a miracle when everything is settled in your life," said Warren. "You only need a miracle when you're on the edge, when you're scared to death, when you're insecure, when you can get hit at any angle." more >>
The Ark Encounter, the life-sized Noah's Ark theme-park attraction, held its official ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday in Grant County, Kentucky, ahead of its grand opening on Thursday, July 7th, gathering a crowd of 7,000 to witness the historic event.
Ken Ham, president and CEO of Answers in Genesis and The Creation Museum, told The Christian Post:
"In a world that is becoming increasingly secularized and biased, it's time for Christians to do something of this size and this magnitude." more >>