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  • The ‘Butcher of Tehran’ Is Dead—and Iran’s Church Keeps Growing

    The ‘Butcher of Tehran’ Is Dead—and Iran’s Church Keeps Growing

    The president of Iran is dead. Ebrahim Raisi, also known by millions of Iranians as “the butcher of Tehran” because of his record of brutality, was killed in a helicopter crash on May 19 in eastern Iran. The next day in New York, members of the United Nations Security Council stood for a moment of

  • The Key to Fulfill Your Purpose in Life

    The Key to Fulfill Your Purpose in Life

    God loves you, and He has a good plan for your life. You are a wonderful creation made by Him, and you have a unique purpose to fulfill in this world. Ephesians 2:10 (AMP) says that as Christians, “For we are His workmanship [His own master work, a work of art], created in Christ Jesus

  • Paul Spoke in Tongues—So Why Are We Afraid of This Gift?

    Paul Spoke in Tongues—So Why Are We Afraid of This Gift?

    Two years ago when I was preaching at a church in Florida, a boy named Roczen was filled with the Holy Spirit during a revival service. He was only about 5 years old. But a week later he felt such boldness that he asked his pastor if he could pray for the entire church. When

  • Experiencing God’s Power in Everyday Life

    Experiencing God’s Power in Everyday Life

    After I became a Christian, there were many years when I had no victory in my everyday life. I was miserable because I still had wounds in my soul from the past that made me insecure, angry, suspicious of others and hard to get along with. Even though I loved God and went to church

  • In the Debate About Immigrants, Don’t Forget Compassion

    In the Debate About Immigrants, Don’t Forget Compassion

    My friend Dawit (not his real name) is a 33-year-old immigrant from the troubled nation of Eritrea. When he was a teenager, he and his 11 siblings walked more than eight hours to the Sudanese border to escape the communist country. Eventually, in 2010, Dawit and his family arrived in the United States to seek

  • 5 Ways the Church Can Restore Creation’s Harmony

    5 Ways the Church Can Restore Creation’s Harmony

    This is part two of a two-part article. Read part one at this link. Unfortunately, the fall of humanity, as depicted in Genesis 3, introduced discord into God’s well-ordered system, which disrupted the perfect harmony between heaven and earth, between the spiritual and natural realms, in the following ways: 1.There was a disruption of the

  • Creation as Worship: Mirroring God’s Tabernacle

    Creation as Worship: Mirroring God’s Tabernacle

    This is part one of a two-part article. Find part two at this link. The word “liturgy” originates from the Greek term leitourgia, which means “public service” or “work of the people.” While it is most commonly associated with religious worship, particularly the structured form of public worship in Christian contexts, the concept can be

  • Step Into Your Destiny

    Step Into Your Destiny

    When it comes to running their race and fulfilling the dreams God has placed in their hearts, I believe a lot of Christians are stuck in the starting blocks. They aren’t sure how a situation is going to turn out or exactly what they should do, so they do nothing. Instead of running the race

  • God Didn’t Shut Off the Power of Pentecost

    God Didn’t Shut Off the Power of Pentecost

    I was raised a Southern Baptist, and then at age 18 I had a Pentecostal experience while I was still a Baptist. People jokingly refer to me now as a “Bapticostal” because they consider this to be a strange combination of doctrines. That’s because many Baptists are cessationists. They believe the gifts of the Holy

  • Living With Purpose and Passion

    Living With Purpose and Passion

    Have you noticed that some Christians are never happy or satisfied? They always have a long face, and they’re constantly talking about their problems and circumstances. They have a lifeless, lukewarm, apathetic and pathetic attitude. The world may have this type of attitude, but we as Christians shouldn’t because the only way we’re going to

  • Before You Ask God for a Word, Be Willing to Say Yes

    Before You Ask God for a Word, Be Willing to Say Yes

    God loves to speak to us. Psalm 85:8 (NASB) says: “I will hear what God the Lord will say; for He will speak peace to His people, to His godly ones.” At the right time, the Lord offers a fresh word for us that can bring strength, guidance, confirmation or correction. There have been countless

  • 10 Hindrances to a National Awakening

    10 Hindrances to a National Awakening

    Christians everywhere hope for a national awakening that will preserve and revive their nation. However, an awakening does not merely come because people hope and pray for it. Certain preconditions must take place before a nation experiences a spiritual awakening.  By “awakening,” I am referring to masses of people in a community, city or nation

  • Loving Like Jesus: Put On Love

    Loving Like Jesus: Put On Love

    “Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony” (Col. 3:14, NLT). Love is the highest level of spiritual warfare. We are to “wear” it like a garment or armor. That’s why it’s so important to learn to love like the Bible says to: on purpose. But there are so

  • Mandisa Is With Jesus Now, Singing the Highest Praise

    Mandisa Is With Jesus Now, Singing the Highest Praise

    If you are in crisis, please call 988 or visit suicidepreventionlifeline.org. You are not alone. On the surface, contemporary Christian singer Mandisa was the epitome of success. She became a musical star after her appearance on “American Idol” in 2006, and she won a Grammy for Best Contemporary Christian Album in 2014. But those who read her

  • 7 More Reasons Christians Should Believe in Divine Healing

    7 More Reasons Christians Should Believe in Divine Healing

    Last week, I began a two-part series about divine healing. Click here to read part 1; part 2 is below.  7 Reasons Christians Should Believe in Divine Healing 8. Jesus said healing is an expression of God’s goodness. In Mark 3:1-6, Jesus identified healing as an act of goodness and a means of saving lives. Furthermore, Acts

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