Sunday, October 19, 2014

joseph prince ministries daily devotional - Consciousness of God"s Love

Be set free from condemnation, stress, and fears when you live life conscious of how much God loves you. In this short excerpt, Joseph Prince shows you how experiencing the power of God’s love empowers you to live a life of peace and freedom from bondages. Beloved, true victory and growth in your Christian life are a result of a greater dependence on Christ!
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Sen Ted Cruz: Houston Gay Mayor Has No Power to Silence the Church

Pastors in Houston are fighting back against an attempt by the mayor to silence them from the pulpit.
Some have been told to provide the government with their sermons. Now, they're getting a little help from one of the top conservative voices in the country: Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas.
On Thursday in Houston, Cruz visited his home church to give city officials a lesson on religious liberty.
"The city of Houston has no power, no legal authority to silence the Church," he said.
The controversy began over a city ordinance that not only bans discrimination against LGBT people; it also allows them to choose which bathroom they want to use.
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Gay Pastor to lead St. Petersburg Lutheran congregation.

ST. PETERSBURG — The former monk took his place in the procession with a bishop and other clergy into the Gothic revival-style church.
For the Rev. Paul Gibson, his steps toward the candlelit altar and past the illuminated German-made stained glass windows at Trinity Lutheran Church marked the culmination of a circuitous and sometimes painful quest.
On Saturday, Gibson, an opera singer turned monk, turned Evangelical Lutheran Church in America pastor, officially became the spiritual leader of the 113-year-old downtown congregation.
The festive service officiated by Bishop Robert Schaefer of the Florida-Bahamas Synod, headquartered in Tampa, was historic for Trinity. A few years earlier, it would have been virtually unthinkable anywhere in the 4-million member Lutheran denomination.

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Members of Chinese ‘Church of Almighty God’ Cult Sentenced to Death Following Murder Conviction

China Christians Persecution
HONG KONG – Two members of a Chinese cult called ‘Church of Almighty God’ have been sentenced to death for allegedly murdering a woman at a fast food restaurant when she refused to participate in their recruitment efforts.
Zhang Fan and her father Zang Lidong learned of their punishment in Yantai Intermediate People’s Court in Shandong on Saturday. Three others also faced sentencing—one receiving life in prison, another ten years behind bars and the third receiving a seven-year prison term.
According to reports, members of the group had been stationed outside of McDonalds in Zhaoyuan last May in an attempt to collect phone numbers from patrons. However, when Wu Shuoyan, 37, who was at the restaurant with her seven-year-old son refused to provide her phone number, Fan became upset and called her an “evil spirit.” She then allegedly hit Shuoyan in the head with a chair, and when she fell to the ground, Fan began stomping on her head.
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Obituary : Pianist Roy Bray Southmen Quartet ministry dies in auto accident

Southern Gospel Music News

Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Southmen Quartet ministry. They were involved in a terrible bus accident in which their baritone/pianist Roy Bray was killed. Jim Hefner remains hospitalized. 

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Mega Church Pastor Mark Driscoll resigns from Mars Hill Church

Following mounting pressure and criticism, Mark Driscoll has submitted his letter of resignation from Mars Hill Church, where he has pastored for over 18 years.

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Who is Nina Pham , the dedicated christian diagnosed with Ebola decease ?

So who is the second U.S. patient to contract the Ebola virus while stateside? Nina Pham is described as a highly motivated and caring person who graduated from Texas Christian University's nursing program in 2010. Her Bible Class teacher pointed out that he thinks she may have gone "beyond what she was supposed to do to help anyone in need". 

According to the CDC Director no one is blaming her specifically for contracting the Ebola virus while caring for Tom Duncan, but there was "a breach in protocol". Regardless, she's listed in stable condition, and along with her dog, she is receiving special care to attempt to contain the virus and help her recover. Might want to keep her in your prayers. -Alex K-LOVE Radio NBC News
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Indiana College Students Give Pizza Deliverer $1,200 Tip in Jesus Name


College students at Indiana Wesleyan University have set the bar pretty high for tipping the pizza delivery guy.

Keith Newman, CEO of Residential Education, was leading the weekly prayer for a gathering of students on campus, when he decided to order $12.50 worth of pizza from Domino's, reports Eater,

James Gilpin, the lucky pizza delivery man, was brought to the stage in the chapel when he arrived and given $1,268 in cash, $70 in gift cards, and hundreds of inspirational notes from the students.

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Pastor Jamal Bryant among protesters arrested in Ferguson

Baltimore pastor Jamal H. Bryant was among protesters arrested in Ferguson, Mo., on Monday, as he and other clergy demonstrated against police brutality and misconduct.

Bryant was on the front lines of a crowd of hundreds of protesters and faith leaders marching from a church to the Police Department in Ferguson, the town where unarmed teenager Michael Brown was fatally shot by police two months ago.

In a tweet posted Monday afternoon, Bryant said he had been released.

 Raw: Protesters gather for 'Moral Monday'
Hundreds of demonstrators gathered Monday outside Ferguson police headquarters to protest the police shooting of Michael Brown. Organizers dubbed the day "Moral Monday" and committed acts of civil disobedience across the St. Louis region. (AP)
"Just released from St Louis county!" the message read. "We are being charged with assaulting police & disturbing the peace #NoJusticeNoPeace"

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North Carolina Satanist arrested for murder

CLEMMONS, N.C. – A North Carolina Satanist who changed his name over ten years ago to reflect that of a demon has been arrested after the bodies of two men who went missing in 2009 were discovered buried in his back yard.
John Alexander Lawson, 35, who changed his name to Pazazu Illah Algarad in 2002 after the Assyrian demon featured in the film “The Exorcist,” was taken into custody last week along with his wife, Amber Nicole Burch, 24, and are being held without bond.
Police state that they discovered the remains of Joshua Frederick Wetzler, 37, and Tommy Dean Welch, 36, buried in shallow graves at Lawson’s home, who lived with his mother Cynthia.
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Dutch Biker Gang stands up against ISIS

The global coalition getting together to stop ISIS is finding allies in unlikely places, but perhaps no place less likely or more profoundly awesome than this. 
"No Surrender" is the name of a Dutch motorcycle gang that has decided that only way to dispel outlaw justice is to do it yourself. 

Reportedly (and seen in tweets like this) members of No Surrender are biking into Syria and Iraq to give the Kurds fighting for their lives a little backup muscle. No Surrender's chief Klaas Otto confirmed to a Dutch TV station that several members have temporarily set up shop in Iraq.
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As a parent, you can easily get discouraged in the day to day of raising godly children. Here are some encouraging words to live by:
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Francis Frangipane Sermons - Word for Today

Regardless of the battle before us, no matter how dark the spiritual atmosphere becomes, we must fight for the purposes of God in the earth. 
We cannot relax our intercession nor surrender our vision. We have not entered the day of irreversible darkness. 

From WWI to the Great Depression; from WWII to the Cold War, every generation has had to fight against the evil of its day. The war against Islamic terrorism is our fight. 
Some will physically volunteer to fight, but all of us must commit to pray.

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