Billy Graham's daughter, renowned evangelist and author Anne Graham Lotz, has announced the start of a Bible-based initiative on the subject of revival, and is calling on Christians to join her in listening to eight hours of the Bible in the first eight days of August.
"Do you long for revival? Not just a tent meeting. Not just a series of church meetings, but an outpouring of God's spirit where God's people wake up in their relationship with God. I do. In II Chronicles when King Josiah rediscovered the Word of God, he read it out loud to the people and they experienced revival," Lotz said in a Facebook post on Wednesday.
"In the book of Nehemiah, after God's people had been in captivity for 70 years, they came back to Jerusalem and Ezra, the Scribe, got up before them and he just read the Word of God, and they had revival," she added. more >>
God gives guidelines for living out of love for humanity, says famed evangelist and best-selling author the Rev. Billy Graham.
In a recent advice column, Graham was asked why God gave mankind rules like the Ten Commandments if He already knew people were going to disobey.
"Why did God give us a bunch of rules (like the Ten Commandments) that we're supposed to obey, when He knew we wouldn't keep them? Wouldn't it have been better for Him to just let us make up our own rules for living?" queried the person. more >>
Young-Earth Creationist Ken Ham has said that while a small group of atheists are planning to protest the Ark Encounter, the newly-opened life-sized replica of Noah's Ark in Kentucky, there have been tens of thousands of visitors in two days alone, with many more expected to come.
"Many news sources today (including my homeland of Australia) are reporting on a group protesting the life-size Ark opening today in N. Kentucky. News.com.au states there'll be a 'renewed wave of protest' — as if there's some sort of massive protest against the Ark. One news source had the headline 'Protesters fire up as Aussie's ark opens.' Wow. This must be some massive protest!" Ham wrote in a Facebook post on Thursday, the day of the official opening of the theme-park.
"Now let's see — first of all, it is a group of primarily atheists who will be protesting a Christian facility — not a surprise! Secondly, according to their Facebook, they have just over 100 going to protest," he added, posting a screenshot of the planned atheist protest's Facebook page, which shows 112 people who have said they are going. more >>
God is able to change the heart and mind of an atheist, according to famed evangelist the Reverend Billy Graham.
In an advice column published Tuesday, Rev. Graham was asked a question by someone who wondered how a committed atheist can convert to Christianity.
"I read an article the other day about a woman who had been a committed atheist, and somehow she became a Christian. But I have some friends who are atheists, and I can't imagine any of them ever believing in God or becoming Christians. Could they ever change?" posited the person. more >>
Miracles don't happen when a situation is comfortable, says Saddleback Church senior pastor and best-selling author Rick Warren.
In his "Daily Hope" devotional published Tuesday, Warren explained "the path to a miracle often goes through uncomfortable territory."
"Miracles never happen in your comfort zone, when everything's great and convenient. You don't need a miracle when everything is settled in your life," said Warren. "You only need a miracle when you're on the edge, when you're scared to death, when you're insecure, when you can get hit at any angle." more >>
The influential megachurch Life.Church will start a new sermon series this weekend that focuses on the messages behind Americans' favorite blockbuster movies.
"Average movies entertain us. The best ones inspire us. So what can movies tell us about our own lives? Plenty! Grab some popcorn and find a seat — At the Movies premieres July 9-10, only at Life.Church and Church Online," reads the announcement on the church's website.
Founded and led by Senior Pastor Craig Groeschel, Life.Church is a multisite worship community based in Oklahoma with locations in seven states. more >>