Months after gospel singer Israel Houghton stepped down from his position as worship leader at Pastor Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas, he was welcomed back with open arms when he attended a service last Sunday.
Osteen's mother, Dolores "Dodie" Osteen, posted an image of herself with Houghton who recently got engaged to talk show host Adrienne Bailon.
Pastor Greg Laurie of Harvest Christian Fellowship church in Riverside, California, assures believers that God will not send someone to Hell if they have never heard the Gospel, adding that people will only be held accountable for what they know.
"What about the person who has never heard the Gospel? Will God Send them to Hell?" Laurie asked in a Facebook video posted on Wednesday, repeating the question of a reader.
"You're going to be held accountable for what you know, not what you don't know," the megachurch pastor answered. more >>
Financial offerings to one's church have always been a freewill effort, but more than likely church leaders wouldn't mind receiving extra generous gifts.
A new report from the Leadership Network, a Christian nonprofit ministry headquartered in Dallas, Texas, is giving churches advice on how to increase the contributions they recieve.
In partnership with MortarStone, a donor analytics platform that analyzed over $1.5 billion in personal church giving, Leadership Network's Warren Bird has generated a report that condenses those analytics into the following 13 benchmarks that might help church leaders increase the generosity of their congregants. more >>
Christians should place their trust in God to guide them through all of life's most difficult decisions, says megachurch pastor and best-selling author Rick Warren.
In a devotional published Wednesday, the head of Saddleback Church in Orange County, California, shared a verse from Psalm 23, commonly known as the "Shepherd's Psalm."
"He guides me along the right paths for his name's sake," reads verse 3b of the notable Bible chapter, as rendered by the New International Version. more >>
Iranian-American Pastor Saeed Abedini has warned that some ministries are putting profit, fame, and love of money before God, which leads to failure.
"The Bible tells us that some have served other masters their whole life. It can be parents, your business, your boss, your church, your pastors or a ministry. It can even be your country, like someone who commits themselves to some politicians," Abedini, the exclusive director at Saeed Ministries, wrote in a Facebook post on Tuesday.
"I have seen many people who have masters in any or all these areas of life. Why? The Bible tells us it is for PROFIT," he continued. more >>
When God makes spiritual changes in one's life they often occur gradually, not instantly, says Saddleback Pastor Rick Warren.
"The Holy Spirit will make changes in your life far beyond anything you thought possible, but they're not going to happen overnight," says Warren in a recent installment of Pastor Rick's Daily Hope.
Warren explains that when Saddleback Church began its "Decade of Destiny" he prayed that with the help of the Holy Spirit and through the Word of God, as well as help from small groups, the church would become more Christ-like over the decade to come. more >>