Evangelist Greg Laurie's wife, Cathe, who leads a national prayer initiative related to the upcoming Harvest America in Philadelphia later this month, said she has been praying about the country's desperate need for revival. A nationwide prayer rally featuring the Lauries is planned for a live webcast this Sunday evening.
"We are praying for God to bring a revival to our country. We are desperate for it," Cathe Laurie told The Christian Post on Thursday. "Revival is a mystery. It's really a sovereign work of God, but at the same time we have our responsibility as His children who follow Him and long to see His work in the hearts of those being saved. Number one, is to have a burden for people to be saved, second, is to pray, and thirdly, is to do everything in our power to make it happen."
Laurie said that the Bible and history tell about times of exciting revival. more >>
Evangelist Nick Vujicic, near the end of a two-week Christian outreach tour of several countries in Asia, shared a remarkable story on Wednesday of a "divine appointment" with a family who has a girl with no arms or legs they met in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Vujicic, who was born without arms or legs and has taken his inspirational message of faith and hope to audiences around the world, began his Facebook post that included a photo of the girl by writing that he has "an incredible story to share about a family" he met in the capital of Malaysia.
"When they heard I would be speaking in Kuala Lumpur, they drove seven hours to come try and meet me, only to arrive and find the speaking event was already filled," Vujicic writes. "After patiently waiting more than 4 hours for us to leave the venue, they managed to track down which van I was in. That in itself was no easy task, as there was quite a bit of commotion exiting the event, and our convoy was made up of three different vans which carry the team and our gear." more >>
A Texas megachurch released its choir's debut album last month, in an effort to spread God's presence to the homes of thousands.
"The Bible says the Lord inhabits the praises of his people," Matthew Hagee, executive pastor of Cornerstone Church in San Antonio and executive producer of the new cd "Glorify," told The Christian Post in a Wednesday interview.
By praising God, the choir aims to invite His presence, connecting the Lord to those who have never met Him. For Hagee, music "is the essence of bringing people to Christ." Whether or not they then accept Jesus is up to them, he added. more >>
Cameroon has decided to close down dozens of Pentecostal churches due to claims of "criminal practices" from the government.
President Paul Biya, who has led the West African nation since 1982, ordered last month the closure of several Pentecostal churches in the name of public safety.
Mbu Anthony Lang, a government official, told reporters in a statement that the order involved safety issues rather than opposition to the Pentecostal Movement. more >>
For one night, Christian rock will blast out across the country as over 400 movie theaters channel the pulse of "Surge," with famous bands such as Newsboys, Casting Crowns, and Lecrae, while comedian John Gray will crack jokes to bolster faith among teens and prepare them for life's struggles.
"It's like a big national youth group gathering in theaters all across the country," Ron Luce, founder and president of Teen Mania Ministries, told The Christian Post in a Wednesday interview.
Luce, who organized the entire project, announced that the filming would be tonight, from 4 to 8 PM – at a stage in Nashville, Tenn. more >>
During last week's 50th anniversary commemorating her uncle's famous "I Have a Dream" speech at the Lincoln Memorial in D.C., one thing was glaringly clear for Dr. Alveda King – most speakers at the overly-politicized event were snubbing God by omitting reference to the Lord in their speeches, she says, noting that it's something unheard of when it came to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
"If you go back and listen, the speakers kept saying 'one nation, one nation,' you heard that, but you didn't hear much 'under God,' you really didn't," King told The Christian Post on Tuesday, talking about the event held on Aug. 28. "They tried to take God out."
King said her cousin, Bernice King, the youngest daughter of MLK, Jr., was the lone exception to speakers who seemed to leave out the spiritual side of the Baptist preacher who was a prominent leader of civil rights movement of the '60s. In addition to speaking at the Lincoln Memorial at the event on Wednesday, Bernice King led and helped organize several events throughout the week. more >>