WASHINGTON — Billy Graham's daughter Anne Graham Lotz told a gathering of pastors Thursday that the 97-year-old legendary evangelist's vital signs are great and there must be a reason why God is keeping him alive.
Lotz, the founder of AnGeL Ministries, the new chairwoman of the National Day of Prayer and the author of the new book The Daniel Prayer: Prayer That Moves Heaven and Changes Nations, was a featured speaker at the Family Research Council's 2016 "Watchmen on the Wall" conference and addressed the need "to reach the lost."
Before warning the pastors about how God is "abandoning" America because of the country's embrace of sexual immorality, Lotz took an opportunity in the first minute of her remarks to provide an update on her father's health. more >>
Irish couple Keith and Kristyn Getty have impacted the world with their powerful hymns and worships songs. And now for their first album since 2012, the couple has teamed up with internationally renowned music artists Chris Tomlin, Fernando Ortega, John Patitucci, and popular South African male choral group Ladysmith Black Mambazo, for their powerful new album Facing a Task Unfinished.
The upcoming album by The Gettys was inspired by the hymn, "Facing a Task Unfinished." The original song was written by China Inland Mission worker (now OMF International) Frank Houghton in 1931 as he reflected on the the Great Commission and the scripture Matthew 24:14, which encouraged him to dedicate his life to sharing the Gospel with people in China.
"Facing a task unfinished, that drives us to our knees. more >>
Suffering the devastating loss of a child can lead to parents feeling lost and alone in their grief. Put your faith and trust in God, and know that He will never abandon you. Let His Words comfort you in moments of despair, and find joy in His promise that you will one day be reunited in Heaven.
Here are five Bible verses meant to comfort and inspire. All are taken from the New International Version.
1) John 11:25-26 more >>
On the anniversary of the death of his daughter, legendary Christian singer Steven Curtis Chapman shared with fans the scriptures that brought him comfort in the midst of tragedy.
On May 21, 2008, the singer's 5-year-old daughter, Maria Sue Chapman, was accidentally hit by Chapman's son, Will Franklin, after she ran into the driveway of their house as he was backing up his SUV. Little Maria later died at a Nashville hospital.
Eight years later, Chapman took to Facebook with a memorial that explained how he and his family are able to get through their devastating loss day-by-day. more >>
An expert on helping churches grow their ministries agrees with the recent comments by Life.Church Pastor Craig Groeschel that churches need to be careful in adding new campuses.
In comments made at the recent conference Catalyst One Day in Birmingham, Alabama, Groeschel argued that churches needed to be cautious about adding more campuses.
A conservative Anglican leader stated that Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby's recent comments on evangelism are "half-right."
At an interfaith event held in London earlier this month, the head of the 88 million-member Anglican Communion drew a line between evangelism and proselytizing by saying: "I draw the line in terms of respect for the other; in starting by listening before you speak; in terms of love that is unconditional and not conditional to one iota, to one single element on how the person responds to your own declaration of faith; and of not speaking about faith unless you are asked about faith," said Welby, according to the Telegraph.
"I draw a pretty sharp line, it is all based around loving the person you are dealing with which means you seek their wellbeing and you respect their identity and their integrity." more >>