PHILADELPHIA – More than 17,500 filled Wells Fargo Center to hear a stellar lineup of musical artists and evangelist Greg Laurie give a Gospel message Saturday in which he challenged the wisdom of pursuing only happiness. By start-time, more than 2,000 host locations, including large and small venues such as churches and homes, were registered to watch Harvest America live as well. Total online viewership of the webcast is yet to be tabulated.
Laurie began his message on the first of two evenings planned for the event by saying that he recently saw the cover of Time magazine featuring the cover, Can Google Solve Death?
"Get ready for the answer," Laurie said. "No. Only Jesus holds the key of life and death. God has control, no one else." more >>
Final preparations for the Harvest America event with evangelist Greg Laurie originating from the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia and broadcast and simulcast to thousands of venues this Saturday and Sunday, include hope and prayer for revival.
"We are praying for a great outpouring of God's Spirit in Philadelphia and across our nation through Harvest America," Laurie told The Christian Post on Thursday.
Those participating in the two-day event include churches, homes and community centers, where multiple churches from throughout a city partnered together to bring the Chrisian outreach to their town. more >>
"At Mars Hill Church we love to give away as much as we can. We do this for two reasons: we love God and we love people. We want to serve people by getting helpful resources, and good teaching into the hands of pastors, leaders, and as many people as possible in order to glorify God by distributing his message of free grace – for free.
"That's why we've made our sermons, music videos, training videos, and more available online for free. For every person who attends a Mars Hill Church for a Sunday service each week, about 20 more sermons are listened to online by people on every continent on the planet. That's over 13 million sermon videos watched online each year.
We distribute a lot of these on YouTube. Here's the top ten YouTube videos, including music videos and sermons, from the last 12 months. I hope they are a blessing for you." - Justin Dean, Communications Director, Mars Hill Church more >>
Don Jacobson almost died in a hunting accident, but God saved and transformed his life through a series of miracles, he says, inspiring him to publish other Christians' stories about God's amazing deeds.
"I ended up shooting myself in the stomach with a 12-gauge shotgun," Jacobson, creator of the forthcoming project and book It's A God Thing: When Miracles Happen to Everyday People, and author of God Makes Lemonade: True Stories that Sweeten & Inspire, told The Christian Post in a recent interview. God Makes Lemonade tells his own story, while It's A God Thing will narrate at least 45 other miracle stories, with the help of K-Love. He said his own miraculous survival led him to begin this project which aims to help people see God's activity in their lives.
Jacobson's story goes back to 1980, when as a 24-year-old, he was working in construction. One day he had his shotgun fixed, but the gunsmith crossthreaded a screw that runs through the stock into the metal part of the gun. When the young hunter used the stock to give his dog a swat on his back leg the weapon broke in half. more >>
A new anthology of modern miracles aims to show Bible skeptics that God does wonders and invites them to see the miracles in their own lives.
"I hope that the collective witness of these authors would make someone say, maybe this could be real," Don Jacobson, a miracle survivor and publisher, told the Christian Post in an interview this week. Jacobson's forthcoming project and book It's A God Thing: When Miracles Happen to Everyday People, chronicles 45 modern miracles.
Below are 5 of the miracle stories featured in the book. more >>