Charisma Highlights: Megachurch Under Fire for Extravagant Christmas Play With Flying Cast Members

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Following are snippets of the top stories featured over the past week on charismamag.com. We encourage you to visit the links to read the stories in full.

For more than a quarter of a century one megachurch has put on an extravagant and opulent Christmas show with the intent of reaching their community for Jesus—but now they are under fire across social media.

In a video circulating on TikTok which has received over 200,000 likes and 14,000 comments, you can see multiple people flying midair playing “Little Drummer Boy” dressed in costumes. The church under attack is Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, Texas.

Each year the church comes together to put on an extensive Christmas show with fancy decorations, acting, props, lighting and equipment.

Bishop J. Drew Sheard and the General Board of the Eastern Florida Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction of the Church of God in Christ announced Tuesday the death of one of its most beloved leaders, Bishop Derrick Hutchins Sr. Hutchins was 65.

Hutchins was the former pastor of New Life COGIC in Pine Hills, Florida, near Orlando.

Hutchins had a lasting impact on those he touched in the ministry.

Most made-for-TV Christmas movies are like eggnog and sugar cookies—way too sweet, yet extremely addictive for a lot of viewers. But these Hallmark-style movies—the ones with predictable love stories that always end with jingling bells and a happy wedding—have suddenly become divisive in our polarized culture.

At the heart of this controversy is actress Candace Cameron Bure, an outspoken Christian actress who is taking a bold stand for traditional family values.

Most people know Bure for her role in the TV sitcom “Full House,” which ran from 1987 to 1995. Many people don’t know that after Bure got married, she took about 10 years off from her acting career to raise her three children. She then reemerged on The Hallmark Channel, where she appeared in 30 movies, many of them with a Christmas theme. Her film “Moonlight and Mistletoe” is still listed as Hallmark’s highest rated movie.

Unprecedented mass protests are unfolding right now across China. The country is seeing the largest pushback in decades, following their “zero COVID strategy” still in place today. China’s Communist Party has continued to enforce lockdowns, testing and travel restrictions—but now people are rising up and fighting back.

Charisma News sat down with Morningstar President Chris Reed to hear his prophetic word from God on the downfall of Xi Jinping’s rule.

On Oct. 1st Reed heard from God, “The change that will come to the communist party of China will shock the world. Xi Jinping is not the permanent ruler of China, for he will be replaced in a surprising way, and a surprising time, with struggle.”

Check out these powerful prophecies by Pastor Hank Kunneman, released on Sunday, Oct. 30, 2022, where the Spirit of the Lord declared that He’s bringing deliverance to the nation of America!

A Song of Deliverance

“Do you remember,” says the Spirit of God, “a song of deliverance as Miriam and the women on the timbrel’s and the harps began to sing a song of deliverance—the song of Moses and the song of the land—declaring that the horse and the rider had been thrown into the sea? It was a song of victory and deliverance of the horse. What they tried to use—the horse—was thrown into the sea.”

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