WASHINGTON – Christian contemporary artist Matthew West hit the stage early Saturday morning at Together 2016, the millennial-focused prayer and worship gathering held at the National Mall, and the singer said after having the honor of leading worship, he left inspired to write a song about the theme of the entire event.
"I was actually on stage today and the extent of my performance was – my buddy Nick Hall said, 'Hey can you please come out and play guitar and just sing a little bit while I'm preaching.' It was pretty much the most awesome moment to be up there with him and Tim Tebow was up there, and he's speaking and it was just a powerful moment," West told The Christian Post during a media Q&A.
The event, which drew nearly half a million people, was inspired by evangelist and college pastor Nick Hall, founder of PULSE. Together 2016 brought Christians from all over the nation together in prayer to empower the Church and awaken the culture to Jesus. more >>
WASHINGTON – Popular emcee and Reach Records founder Lecrae hit the stage early Saturday morning at Together 2016, the millennial-focused prayer and worship gathering held at the National Mall, and led an impassioned prayer that called for the people of God to come together and cease being passive towards injustice.
In his prayer, Lecrae started off by reading Isaiah 58 from verses 1 through 8. Towards the end of his reading, which emphasized fasting, the Texas native began to recite the scriptures below with great conviction.
"Is not this the fast that I choose: more >>
Pokémon Go is the latest mobile game craze and Christian public relations expert Hunter Frederick says as thousands try to virtually catch their favorite Pokemon, many churches are capitalizing on the floods of people who are traveling to their parking lots to find Pokemon.
The value of Nintendo's business has doubled since the release of Pokémon Go and according to Frederick, so has the traffic in church parking lots throughout America. The aim of Pokémon Go is to catch a virtual Pokémon that has been superimposed into the real-world. As users move around a virtual map on their smart phone while they walk through the real world, they can capture creatures and then train the Pokemon and battle them against others at Poké Gyms.
Poké Gyms are actual landmarks where players congregate and play around each other. Frederick told The Christian Post that given the number of people who've been randomly showing up around churches throughout the country, he believes church staff should use it as a ministry moment to share Jesus through acts of kindness and hospitality. more >>
In previous articles, we shared that couples who live for a greater purpose — together — thrive and provided 3 Universal Truths to ensure your marriage purpose builds on sturdy foundations. The question remaining then, is how. How does a couple begin to discover their specific marriage purpose?
In Two Are Better than One we provide the full process to that discovery, but a great place to begin is simply by asking: What do you want for your marriage? No, seriously: What do you really want for your marriage? In your most perfect vision, what does your marriage relationship look like?
If you're like most people, answering that question may take a few minutes, which we encourage you to do. After all, our best answers often bury themselves beneath more familiar answers that are concerned with what others expect from or desire for our marriage. In other words, we are not asking what your parents, kids, or pastor wants for your marriage; we're not asking what do you want to want or what you know you should want for your marriage; we're not even talking about what you feel obligated to provide for your marriage. We're simply asking, as a couple, what do you really want for your marriage? When's the last time you intentionally set aside time to dream together as a couple? more >>
WASHINGTON — Gospel pioneer Kirk Franklin hit the stage early in the morning Saturday at Together 2016, the millennial-focused prayer and worship gathering held at the National Mall, and led with a prayer that reached to the core of those in attendance.
In his prayer, Franklin spoke about the significance of family, and urged women to get their self-worth from God and not what rappers such as yeezy, Jay Z, or Drake say. He then rebuked the temptations that lead couples to divorce and encouraged parents to fight for their marriages. And he ended the prayer by asking God to make a change in him, so that he would be willing to die for his family, to die for the white man, and ultimately to die for every man.
During the free event various artists and ministers addressed the vast crowd, commissioning the next generation to unite under the banner of Jesus. more >>
If you've heard my testimony, you know I experienced abuse from my father throughout my childhood — mental, emotional and sexual abuse. Then, for years after I left that situation, I continued to live with a constant sense of guilt and condemnation that caused me to be a miserable person who was usually angry about something and very difficult to get along with.
But eventually, God helped me to overcome the hurts and wounds from the past and He miraculously restored my soul. It's been a long journey getting to where I am today and it hasn't been easy, but I can honestly say it's been worth it. God has done such an amazing work in my life that I don't know how to tell it all!
One Scripture verse that has been truly life-changing for me over the years in my journey to wholeness is Psalm 27:4. It says: "One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek, inquire for, and [insistently] require: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord [in His presence] all the days of my life…" (AMPC). more >>