Top of the Week: Megachurch Causes Stir Over Easter Invites

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Megachurch Causes Stir Over Easter Invites

Who knew Easter could be so controversial?

Megachurch Elevation Church in Charlotte, North Carolina, has been stirring up controversy over this year’s invitations.

Digital content creator Nikki Shearer explained in an interview with Pro Church Tools why the church will not be using key phrases like “the blood of Jesus,” “resurrection” or “Calvary” on their Easter invites.

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What’s Coming After the Eclipse?

As the Apr. 8, date of the Great American Eclipse rapidly approaches, many are filled with unease and wonder what is going to happen after the occurrence is over?

In a recent YouTube video, evangelist Perry Stone addresses the words of Jesus and what will occur as the precursors to the end times and the lead up to the Great Tribulation.

Stone starts by turning to the source of all wisdom: the Word of God and shares what Jesus says in Luke 21:11:

Joseph Z: There’s a Prophetic Word in Baltimore Bridge Collapse

Early in the morning on Tuesday, Mar. 26, the United States was shocked to watch a cargo container ship crash into the Francis Scott Key bridge, collapsing the structure.

This catastrophic event saw the Port of Baltimore shut down and is expected to have a devastating impact on the area for both commuters and cargo haulers.

To date, there are two confirmed fatalities and a total of six suspected deaths caused by the bridges collapse, however salvage crews need to continue work before rescue and recovery efforts can continue, according to the AP.

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Planet Fitness Loses $400M After Revoking Christian Woman’s Membership

A major national fitness chain’s stock value plummeted after Americans took issue with how it handled its transgender locker room policy.

Planet Fitness saw a $400 million dive in valuation from $5.3 billion to $4.9 billion just days after a Fairbanks, Alaska, branch revoked a woman’s membership for taking photo evidence of a male using the women’s locker room.

Patricia Silva posted a video on Facebook to “bring awareness to her community” because she was shocked to find a man in the women’s bathroom at Planet Fitness.

TD Jakes Named in Lawsuit Against Diddy

In the wake of a Homeland Security raid on rap mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs’ estates in Los Angeles and Miami, a list of celebrity names has been revealed in court filings for a lawsuit against Combs.

On that list is senior pastor of the Dallas-area megachurch The Potter’s House, Bishop T.D. Jakes.

Media outlet Newsweek listed the celebrities appearing alongside Bishop Jakes in the lawsuit:

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