A new anthology of modern miracles aims to show Bible skeptics that God does wonders and invites them to see the miracles in their own lives.
"I hope that the collective witness of these authors would make someone say, maybe this could be real," Don Jacobson, a miracle survivor and publisher, told the Christian Post in an interview this week. Jacobson's forthcoming project and book It's A God Thing: When Miracles Happen to Everyday People, chronicles 45 modern miracles.
Below are 5 of the miracle stories featured in the book. more >>
The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association will soon release a personal video message from Graham that will be included in the new program called "The Cross" as part of the My Hope America campaign. The nationwide crusade slated to culminate in November has nearly 22,000 registered churches reaching out to their network of relationships in order to spread the Gospel.
Graham's new message, which will be available on DVD to participating churches and individuals, then broadcast on television and online in early November, is based on the same sermon themes he has preached for decades about God's love and the meaning of the cross. In addition, "The Cross" features the testimony of Christian rapper Lecrae and Lacey Sturm, the former lead singer of the band, Flyleaf.
"Woven within Graham's message are the faith stories of two popular musicians, rapper Lecrae Moore who overcame addiction and the pull of the gang lifestyle to see his life changed by an encounter with Jesus and former Flyleaf lead singer Lacey Sturm who fought depression, hopelessness and suicidal thoughts only to be rescued by the love of a Heavenly Father and the hope that comes through a relationship with His Son," Preston Parrish, vice president of My Hope America with Billy Graham, told the Christian Post. more >>
Bestselling author and pastor Mark Batterson prays that his newest book would open readers to the tug of the Holy Spirit – that they would make a defining decision to follow Jesus, instead of asking Jesus to follow them.
"I think there are a lot of people in a lot of churches who think they're following Jesus, but the reality is they've invited Jesus to follow them," Batterson, lead pastor of National Community Church in Washington, D.C. and author of the new book All In: You are One Decision Away From a Totally Different Life, told The Christian Post in a recent interview. He said All In is a call to recalibration – for Christians to truly find themselves in Jesus.
Batterson spoke with The Christian Post on Tuesday, the day his book was released. more >>
Kingstone Comics is taking evangelism to a whole other level by producing high-quality God-inspired Christian comic books that can rival the likes of Marvel and DC.
The Christian Post had the opportunity to chat with Kingstone Media CEO Pastor Art Ayris on his ministry's vision for the future and the current state of comic books.
Ayris said the comic book industry in the U.S. is a half a billion dollar industry, while in places like Japan or France, comics have accounted for over five billion dollars in sales. more >>
A Christian publication geared towards churches and ministries has recently published its annual lists of the 100 largest and fastest growing churches in the United States.
Outreach Magazine, a California-based publication that includes ideas, features, and interviews with evangelicals, published the two lists earlier this month. With approximately 43,500 worship attendees, Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church of Houston, Texas, was number one in the largest church category. Triumph Church of Detroit, Mich., was the fastest growing, having experienced an increase of about 3,800 worship attendees or 49 percent.
High ranking congregations on both lists included NewSpring Church of Anderson, S.C., which was number 2 on the fastest-growing list and number 4 on the largest. NewSpring Central Communications Director Suzanne Swift told The Christian Post that they were "honored" by the blessings God had given their congregation. more >>
HOUSTON, Texas – Members of Pastor Joel and Victoria Osteen's Lakewood Church who have a calling for missions take part in a variety of local opportunities to serve their community, and many were volunteering their time and spiritual gifts on Saturday, wearing T-shirts that read "Serve God, help people, Isaiah 58" at Feed the Children food pantry, the Beacon, a support center for the homeless, and ministering through street evangelism outside a Harris County jail.
Those who want to get plugged into missions can give back through the church's annual "Servolution" program that provides a monthly service project the whole family can participate in, as well as volunteer opportunities at local nonprofit organizations the church has partnered with on an ongoing basis.
Sandra Harris and Irma Ferriz co-lead the church's volunteer efforts at Feed the Children and coordinate the 20 to 30 members who, in a three-hour shift one time a month, will package 800 to 1,000 boxes that are filled with food, and hygiene and Avon products that will be distributed to families in need. more >>