Justin Bieber, 19-year-old pop music star, was apparently so moved by a sermon preached by Pastor Carl Lentz at Hillsong NYC church on Sunday that the Canadian recording artist "broke down."
"Love to my guy @carllentzNYC for the amazing sermon at church this morning. Love you man. I broke down today. Thank (you)," Bieber tweeted Sunday night, adding a smiley face. more >>
America is in trouble, but the problem is not in the White House, but in God's house, the Church, Pastor Greg Laurie and his wife, Cathe, told thousands of participants at a nationwide prayer rally Sunday, urging prayers for another revival in America through the upcoming Harvest America in Philadelphia.
"I believe that the United States of America is the greatest country on the face of the earth. America! America! God shed His grace on thee. So true," Laurie said, appearing in a video played during a segment of a live webcast originating at Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, Calif., the main venue of the prayer rally.
"But there's a trouble in our country right now," added Laurie, speaking to churches and individuals across the country who joined the Harvest America team through live streaming to pray for a revival through Harvest America in Philadelphia, to be held on Sept. 28-29. "It seems like things are upside down. It seems, these days, right is declared as wrong, and wrong as right. The Bible even says woe to those who say sweet is bitter and bitter is sweet." more >>
SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Second generation Christian Latinos in the nation are spearheading a shift in the evangelical community, accounting for 35 percent of the country's 52 million Hispanic population. Among them are leaders who are emerging as influencers who have built Hispanic ministries within predominantly English-speaking churches.
During the Heart Revolution conference at Cornerstone Church of San Diego – where Sergio de la Mora, a second generation Mexican-American, serves as senior pastor – attendees were able to participate in a "Latin Immersion" workshop where they were given invaluable information on how to launch a Latino ministry in order to cater to Hispanics who are rising as the country's evangelical majority.
"Starting a Spanish ministry is a calling of God," Mike Ramirez, associate pastor of the Hispanic ministry at Cornerstone Church, said during this past week's conference. "The English-speaking church is the machine and that's why the senior pastor of that church needs to be fully immersed in the calling of launching a Spanish ministry, otherwise it's going to be a hindrance." more >>
SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Wilfredo De Jesus, dubbed as the face of the Hispanic church reformation in America by Time Magazine, displayed a humble persona at The Heart Revolution Conference on Thursday as he shared his journey from growing up in poverty in gang-ridden Chicago during the 1970s to becoming the leader of the largest Assemblies of God church in the nation.
De Jesus, affectionately known as "Choco," short for Chocolate in Spanish, sat down with The Christian Post to discuss the movement of 18 million Latino evangelicals taking the nation by storm who are becoming influencers, while sharing his thoughts about the next generation of Hispanic church leaders.
"The migration between Catholicism and Evangelical is what's creating this surge within the Latino community. We're experiencing that not only in the U.S. but in Central and South America," De Jesus said. more >>
Evangelist Greg Laurie's wife, Cathe, who leads a national prayer initiative related to the upcoming Harvest America in Philadelphia later this month, said she has been praying about the country's desperate need for revival. A nationwide prayer rally featuring the Lauries is planned for a live webcast this Sunday evening.
"We are praying for God to bring a revival to our country. We are desperate for it," Cathe Laurie told The Christian Post on Thursday. "Revival is a mystery. It's really a sovereign work of God, but at the same time we have our responsibility as His children who follow Him and long to see His work in the hearts of those being saved. Number one, is to have a burden for people to be saved, second, is to pray, and thirdly, is to do everything in our power to make it happen."
Laurie said that the Bible and history tell about times of exciting revival. more >>
News surrounding the fraud case against City Harvest Church founding pastor Kong Hee and other leaders continues to develop rapidly, including a cyber attack against CHC co-founder Sun Ho and a growing swarm of allegations of mistreatment and dishonesty from Facebook users claiming to be former members of the Singaporean megachurch.
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