Christian leaders from across the country will unite in prayer next week at The Gathering, an ecumenical solemn assembly to ask God for forgiveness and seek His wisdom for spiritual transform in the nation.
The Gathering is expected to draw thousands of believers together and will feature nationally-renowned Christian leaders and pastors from diverse churches and denominations who will be leading people in prayer for their families, churches and the country. The event will be open to the public at 7 p.m. on Sept. 21 at Gateway Church in Southlake, Texas.
Speakers at The Gathering will including the event's main organizer, Pastor Tony Evans of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas, Pastors Greg Laurie and Ronnie Floyd, along with James Robison, Bishop Harry Jackson, Anne Graham Lotz, and the Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, among many others who can be seen here. more >>
Christians should be part of a "church family" and not try to live spiritually on their own, says Saddleback Church senior pastor and best-selling author Rick Warren.
In his Daily Hope devotional on Monday, the megachurch pastor stressed that being part of a church family is essential to fulfilling God's purposes for one's life.
"You cannot fulfill the five purposes (worship, fellowship, discipleship, ministry, evangelism) on your own. Life is not a solo act. You were created for community," wrote Warren. more >>
Pastor Robert Jeffress of the First Baptist Church in Dallas has warned that conservative Christians can expect zero tolerance in a Hillary Clinton administration should she be elected president, given her recent remarks suggesting half of Donald Trump's supporters are "deplorable."
"These comments are not only deplorable, but they also reveal the hypocrisy of liberalism," Jeffress said in an interview with Varney & Co. on Fox Business.
"Liberals who cry the loudest for tolerance are usually the most intolerant people when it comes to ideas they disagree [with]," he added. more >>
Pastor Rick Warren of Saddleback Church released a video prayer on Sunday, the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks, by noting that the world seems to be "getting darker" and "decaying" due to terrorism and other divisions.
Warren said all of America marked "the worst terror attacks in its history" on Sunday, when nearly 3,000 people were killed back in 2001.
The pastor said that while the attacks are fresh in many people's minds, a freshman in high school today was not even born when that occurred, and so as the Bible says, it is important to remember the lessons of the past. more >>
World-renowned worship band Hillsong UNITED was on set of the Today show Wednesday morning to promote their highly-anticipated feature film, "Hillsong-Let Hope Rise." The film will chronicle the spectacular rise of the prominent Australia-based band.
In the 5 minute segment, leader of the band Joel Houston talked about their upcoming album, Of Dirt and Grace, their recent trip to Israel and Lebanon and their first-ever feature film, "Let Hope Rise."
Watch the full Hillsong interview clip with Kathie Lee and Hoda as well as a performance of the band's hit single "Oceans" below: more >>
More than 130 congregations located in and around the capital of the Commonwealth of Virginia will be taking part in a sermon series titled "Explore God."
Beginning this coming Sunday, the sermon series will be tackled by congregations across denominational lines, with the series being part of an ecumenical effort to reach out to the Richmond metropolitan area's approximately 1.2 million inhabitants.
"We all have questions about God, faith, and purpose. Maybe you've seen Explore God billboards around town, or you heard an ad on the radio, and you wondered what it's all about," noted a website dedicated to the sermon series outreach. more >>