What would Jesus say to former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel, whose promising career recently grinded to a halt amid multiple domestic abuse incidents and drug scandals, asked the pastor of one of the largest churches in America in a new sermon series called "What Would Jesus Say to ______."
Phil Print, senior pastor of Crossroads Church in Woodbury, Minnesota, asked this question in an April sermon, answering that Jesus would tell him to get some perspective and stop pride from controlling his life.
Print explained during his sermon that he chose to focus on 23-year-old Johnny Manziel, who was dropped by both the Cleveland Browns as well as his agent after multiple scandals and excessive partying, because he is an example of someone who seemingly won the "talent lottery" but "squandered it," making a "royal mess of their life." more >>
Everyone at one point or another will walk through the "darkest valley" of loneliness, and should look to these five Bible verses to remember that they are never alone — God is always by their side.
1. Deuteronomy 31:6
"Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you." (NIV) more >>
WASHINGTON — Many of the nation's most influential pastors and spiritual leaders gathered at the foot of the Lincoln Memorial Saturday for UnitedCry DC16 to offer much-needed prayer for America.
The day's proceedings were called to order by the bellowing of a shofar, a horn used in ancient Jewish tradition to bring people together, as a diverse gathering of thousands of participants across denominations, ethnicities and generations braved wintry elements to act as intercessors seeking God's forgiveness and favor on behalf of the nation.
UnitedCry's emphasis on repentance, spiritual revival and empowerment called for reflection on the legacy of slain civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and included a ceremonial foot washing for members of the King family to atone for America's past wrongs against King and the struggle for racial equality. more >>
For the last 25 years I have prayed everyday with all kinds of prayers and requests, however, there are 7 prayers that stand out among the rest. Although simple in nature, God has powerfully answered each one and they have produced great spiritual growth in my life.
Here are the 7 simple prayers that have changed my life:
1. "What is my purpose in life?" more >>
Country crooner and "The Voice" judge Blake Shelton takes a departure from mainstream radio to release what he calls a very "important" gospel song as he gears up to release his upcoming album, If I'm Honest.
His new single, "Savior's Shadow," is a heartfelt country hymn.
"Though the devil tried to break me, my sweet Jesus won't forsake me, when I'm in my savior's shadow where I'm supposed to be," he passionately sings. more >>
Comedian Tracy Morgan sat down with Oprah Winfrey for her series "Super Soul Sunday" to share how his life has changed after the fatal crash on the New Jersey turnpike in 2014 that left one friend dead and him in a coma for two weeks.
During his interview with Winfrey that aired earlier this month, Morgan said while he was in a coma, he went to Heaven where he was met by his earthly father who had died in 1987.
"I was talking to my dad, he had this green … this green thing on," he recalled. "And I just remember him saying, 'I'm not ready for you, son.'" more >>