Senior Pastor Craig Groeschel of LifeChurch.tv, a multi-site evangelical church with over 20,000 members, gave a sermon on Sunday, acknowledging how difficult it is for Christians to wait for God to tackle a desperate situation in their lives, and assuring that if they wait, God could exceed their expectations.
Sometimes we start to wonder why God hasn't done something about our problem, be it a job situation, a financial challenge, or the need for healing in a relationship or health, Pastor Groeschel told the congregation Sunday in his message titled, "When God Seems Late," the second in the series, "When God Doesn't Make Sense."
"With God, a waiting season is never a wasted season," the pastor of the Edmond, Oklahoma-based church stated. more >>
Sarah Jakes Roberts is gearing up to deliver her first child with her husband, Pastor Touré Roberts, but she is not forgetting about the women who suffer great losses while pregnant.
"The moment a woman learns she's pregnant there are feelings so overwhelming it's difficult to fully put in words. From wondering if she can handle the responsibility to praying her body can withstand the process of development," Jakes Roberts wrote on Instagram. "The statistics of potential loss or miscarriage are never far from your mind. The potential for rare disease or deformities are all realities that one must consider as she awaits for tests and prays to feel her baby kick."
Jakes Roberts, the 27-year-old author, motivational speaker and daughter of Bishop T.D. Jakes, is in her last trimester of pregnancy. Her husband is the senior pastor of One Church International in Hollywood, California. Although the couple has expressed excitement about their upcoming bundle of joy, Jakes Roberts has also mourned with dozens of women who miscarried or lost their children. more >>
YouVersion Bible app has reached 200 million installs on smartphones worldwide, doubling the number it had back in July 2013.
The popular digital application boasts over 1,200 versions of the Good Book in approximately 900 languages, with more growth expected in the developing world.
Bobby Gruenewald, one of the creators of the Bible app and Innovation Pastor at Life Church, told The Christian Post that he and his peers "feel humble that we're able to be part of something like this that God's doing." more >>
Saddleback Church Pastor Rick Warren has shared a "hard message" with followers, telling them that many Christians do not love the church.
"Too many Christians use the church, but don't love it. This is a hard message for many of us to hear," Warren said Wednesday on his Facebook page.
"We've been deeply hurt by members of the church, we've been disappointed, we can be discouraged. But the Church is the bride of Christ. It's the hope of the world, the vessel through which God works out his plan. We have to learn to love the church," he continued. more >>
Pastor Greg Laurie and his wife, Cathe, visited the set of NBC's "The Voice" Tuesday night, ahead of the much anticipated selection of its final four contestants.
In a Twitter message complete with a winking Emoji, the Harvest Christian Fellowship senior pastor wrote: "I'm a judge on The Voice tonight!"
Well, not quite a judge, but Laurie did sit in one of the judge's seats and smile for cameras, looking rather official, which counts for something. It's no wonder that Laurie would gravitate to a show like "The Voice." The clergyman is no stranger to good music and follows performers on the Grand Ole Opry — retweeting his support for the Opry debut of Christian singer-songwriter Chris Tomlin just last weekend. more >>
He once played God in the 2003 hit movie "Bruce Almighty," and this past Sunday actor Morgan Freeman went to worship The Almighty as a guest at Pastor Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church in Houston — but not before enduring a freak plane accident while en route to his destination.
The 78-year-old actor planned to fly to Houston to work on his forthcoming project, "The Story of God," which is in production there. While on his way Saturday, Freeman's private plane had to make an emergency landing after it hit an armadillo shortly after take off from a Mississippi airport. Yes, an armadillo.
According to the Daily Mail, the actor's plane ran over the animal as it was taking off, puncturing two of its tires. The twin-engine aircraft was forced to land at an airport in Tunica, Mississippi. Freeman and his pilot were unharmed. more >>