Jinger Duggar recently shared her story of salvation as well as personal tips for sharing the Gospel with others in a special taped message with her brother-in-law Ben Seewald.
"I grew up in a Christian home of course, but I realized at a young age that I was a sinner just like any other person. We all have that nature, you know. When I realized that, I realized my need for a Savior and so, at about the age of six years old, I prayed. But really, my heart was not changed until I was 14 years old and I came to my parents and I was like, 'I, I really need Jesus because I know that in my own self, I won't be able to get into heaven. I cannot save myself from sin … and so at that point I was totally broken from sin and I said, 'God, the only thing I need right now is Your forgiveness and that will only come from You and You just give me the strength to do that,'" Jinger said.
"God saved me from my sins and after that, gave me a burden for the lost and the desire to save others coming to know Him," she added. more >>
Rev. Franklin Graham had some harsh words for the White House during an interview with Greta Van Susteren but offered a familiar message to members of ISIS: "God loves you."
"I'm baffled by this White House," Graham told Van Susteren on Tuesday night. "It seems they want to try to believe a lie — that everything's OK when it's not OK. What they (ISIS) did was evil, it was wrong, it was a sin against God," Graham said of the recent beheadings of 21 Coptic Christians.
However, Graham wanted to speak directly to members of the terrorist organization and offered them a simple message: "God loves you and God is willing to forgive you, but you've got to be willing to confess your sin to Him and ask Him for forgiveness and by faith invite His Son Jesus Christ into your heart. If you do that, God will forgive you for what you have done and God will heal your heart and He'll invite you to be with Him for eternity in heaven." more >>
The head of a North Carolina-based organization that aids ministries for singles has said that too many churches consider the unmarried to be "invisible."
Kris Swiatocho, director of The Singles Network Ministries, told The Christian Post that "for most churches single adults are invisible. Mainly because most pastors, secretaries, deacons/elders are married with children. When they are in the pulpit they typically preach and identify with those that are like themselves."
"I have actually spoken with churches who are not sure they have any singles there mainly because they view singleness has a particular age-range vs. someone who isn't married from 18 to the grave." more >>
A former orthodox member of the Church of England's Archbishops' Council, who once staunchly opposed the church's affirmation of same-sex partnerships, has been appointed the new director of an LGBT-activist Christian coalition seeking to change the church's biblical beliefs about homosexuality after publicly announcing for the first time that she's a lesbian.
Jayne Ozanne, a 46-year-old lay campaigner who was appointed as one of the founding members of the church's Archbishops' Council by then-Archbishop of Canterbury Lord George Carey in 1999, was announced as the new director of the pro-gay network, Accepting Evangelicals.
The network advocates for the Church of England to accept same-sex partnerships at "every level of church life," and open up its leadership to practicing homosexuals — those who are involved in same-sex relationships and believe God condones gay marriage. more >>
The evangelical humanitarian organization Samaritan's Purse has exceeded its donation goal of 10 million gift-filled shoeboxes in 2014 in its popular charity program, Operation Christmas Child.
Through Operation Christmas Child, donors from across the United States and 12 other Western countries can donate shoeboxes filled with small age-appropriate gifts that are then compiled and distributed by the ministry to millions of less fortunate children across the world.
Samaritan's Purse, an organization run by Franklin Graham, the son of world-renowned evangelist Billy Graham, announced this week that it exceeded its global goal for 2014 by receiving over 10.4 million shoeboxes, with over 8 million of them coming from donors in the United States. The shoeboxes will hopefully provide a glimmer of hope to underprivileged children in more than 100 nations. more >>
Manny Pacquiao, boxer and member of the Philippine House of Representatives, attended the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C. last Thursday and spoke about his faith and intention to serve God in everything he does.
"I'm happy to be here because it's a chance to share my faith, my belief in God," Pacquiao told Fox News Sunday. "God has a purpose … He bring me back into His kingdom to glorify His name, to let people know that there is a God who can raise people from nothing into something."
The current welterweight champion used to lead a life full of partying, gambling, and drinking. However, that all changed when he heard God speak to him in a dream. more >>