The Voice of the Martyrs, a Christian nonprofit that highlights the persecution of Christians worldwide, has drawn its attention this month to the hostilities faced by Christians in the Holy Land, and acknowledges that some might find its "position of highlighting Israel as a hostile nation" disagreeable and offensive.
"There's no persecution in the Holy Land … unless you share your faith," reads the quote on the cover of The Voice of the Martyr's February 2014 newsletter. The quote is attributed to Steven Khoury, an Arab Israeli Christian who pastors churches in Jerusalem and Bethlehem. Pastor Khoury has spoken in the media of witnessing church members being attacked because of their faith, and of losing an uncle who was martyred.
There were some very special words spoken by quarterback Russell Wilson after his team's emphatic win in Super Bowl XLVIII, and I believe we can apply them as a word from the Lord to each of us.
Wilson, known as a committed Christian, is not the most likely candidate to play as an NFL quarterback, standing only 5'11" tall. But he says that his father, who died in 2010, always said to him as a boy, "Why not you, Russell?"
It was a lesson Wilson took to heart, sharing what he learned from his father with his team, the Seattle Seahawks. As he explained in a post-game interview, from the very beginning of the season, he said to his teammates, "Why not us?" And now they are the Super Bowl champs. more >>
Pastor Greg Laurie recently met with local church pastors in Dallas whose congregations will be participating in Harvest America at the American Airlines Center on Oct 5.
In an interview with The Christian Post on Wednesday, Laurie spoke about why he has a renewed fervor for sharing the Gospel, how Christians can engage nonbelievers and talk to them about Jesus Christ, and why he believes Christians must focus more on prayer and preaching instead of boycotting and complaining.
The following is an edited transcript from that interview. more >>
DALLAS – Pastor Greg Laurie announced earlier this week the selection of the host city for Harvest America 2014. Pastor Laurie told The Christian Post on Wednesday that the idea for choosing Dallas as the location for this year's crusade came from pastor John Collins, director of Harvest Crusades.
Laurie, who's friends with many pastors who serve in the Dallas metroplex and has preached there several times over the years, told CP that as soon as Collins pitched the idea, "it just immediately resonated."
"I thought 'what a perfect place.' Because we've been on the West Coast and then the East Coast, and now to be in the Lone Star state – to me, nothing says America better than Dallas, Texas. What an appropriate place to hold an event called harvest America." more >>
Kirk Cameron's "Unstoppable" documentary that investigates the reason for evil existing in the world is now available on DVD.
The movie premiered at a special event held at Liberty University and was inspired by the death of the actor's close friend who suffered from cancer at the age of 15.
"The question of where is God and why does he let bad things happen to good people is one that wrecks people's faith. If you go through the history of the world, that is one of the top five questions of all time for everybody whether you're a Jew, Christian, Muslim, Buddhist or Atheist," said Cameron to The Christian Post regarding the film. more >>
If you have personally experienced the incredible power of God to transform your life you naturally want to see others have the same experience.
Transformation is a visible process.
For example, you can see the light or the sparkle restored to the eyes through hope. You can see shame lose its grip as people look in your eyes when talking to you instead of looking down. You can see their smile and hear the laughter where once only mourning and tears existed. We desire to help people experience the blessing of a transformed life. But what happens when someone you care about rejects God's invitation to live a different life through his power? more >>