Monday, October 27

Isis is now in America

WARNING: ISIS in America: Radicalized in the Heartland Erick Stakelbeck on Terror CBN News Correspondent Islamic State has engaged in a reign of terror across the Middle East, raping, pillaging and beheading its way to a new caliphate.

Now a growing number of U.S. citizens are leaving America to join the brutal ISIS army. These recruits are being radicalized on U.S. soil and they may eventually return home.

It's hard to imagine America's heartland as a breeding ground for terrorism.

Yet when news emerged that two U.S. citizens had been killed in Syria fighting alongside ISIS, the path led back to of all places Minnesota. Learn more: http://mycbn.com/go/15137

In Touch Dr Charles Stanley - Wide and Narrow path

Scripture teaches of the two paths we can take in life—the broad path or the narrow path. Read today's post to see 5 characteristics of the broad path:

And check back tomorrow to read more on the narrow path!

Sunday, October 19

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.

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.

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.

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. 

Read More at
http://singingnews.com/news/industry-news/southmen-quartet-suffer-tragic-bus-accident/

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

Indiana College Students Give Pizza Deliverer $1,200 Tip in Jesus Name

TIP FOR PIZZA DELIVERY

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.

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.
Read more at http://www.relevantmagazine.com/slices/isis-new-enemy-terrifying-dutch-biker-gang#ixBohGJdpWEruLyw.99

www.kcm.org daily devotion

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: http://www.kcm.org/real-help/article/how-raise-godly-children

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.


Saturday, October 11

Obituary : Gospel singer 'Sista Monica' Parker dies at 58


MODESTO >> Monica Parker, the exuberant longtime Santa Cruz blues/gospel singer known internationally by her stage name "Sista Monica," died Thursday in Modesto. She was 58.
The former U.S. Marine and longtime tech-industry recruiter had been diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer in July. In 2003, she had been diagnosed with a rare form of cancer called synovial sarcoma and was, at that time, told she had three months to live.

At the time of her first diagnosis, Parker was at the height of her career as a performer specializing in Chicago blues and Southern African-American gospel. Her burgeoning popularity in blues festivals up and down the West Coast had led to success across the country and, indeed, into Europe where she had traveled and performed widely. She had, in fact, just returned from a 21-city tour of Europe when she was diagnosed with cancer the first time.

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Evangelist Jesse Duplantis : Word for Today

PASTOR JESSE DUPLANTIS DAILY DEVOTIONAL 

What you feed your mind determines what your body will do on the inside. That's why allowing God's Word to abide in you is so important. 

If you constantly think, "I'm so sick and tired," or "I'll never get healed," or "I'll never be off drugs," or "Nothing works for me," or whatever, you're not giving your mind any good direction. It will respond physically to that stuff. 

You'll stay sick and tired, addicted and depressed. You're not giving your mind anything to work with! How can you expect to receive anything with that mess confusing your faith?

Gov Huckabeeto Leave GOP Over Same-Sex Marriage

Mike Huckabee, the former Arkansas governor and 2008 Republican presidential candidate, is throwing down the same-sex gauntlet in his party's back yard.

His message to the Republicans: Stand against gay marriage, or I won't stand with you.
Huckabee made his intentions clear during the American Family Association's Tuesday morning broadcast. He's clearly frustrated with the party's response to the Supreme Court's decision not to rule on the same-sex marriage debate.

"If the the Republicans want to lose guys like me and a whole bunch of still God-fearing, Bible-believing people, go ahead and just abdicate on this issue and while you're at it, go ahead and say abortion doesn't matter either," he said. "At that point, you lose me. I'll become an independent. I'll start finding people that have guts to stand."

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Europe School bans Yoga Biblical Reasons

A primary school in Austria has dropped yoga classes for children after a mother argued Yoga goes against Christian teachings.

Ingrid Karner taught yoga to students once a month at the school in Dechantskirchen.
But she told the Kleine Zeitung newspaper she was told to stop the classes after a complaint.
"All I heard was that according to the Bible yoga should not be allowed and it would lead the children in the wrong direction," Karner said.

The school principal told a newspaper no parents had complained when the courses started this year.
A school inspector says schools should not offer anything linked to "esoteric" practices.
Yoga began in Hinduism and Buddhism but has been widely accepted in modern society.

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Ben Affleck Curses Jesus While Defending Islam

Ben Affleck seems so amiable in his movies. However, on the set of Bill Maher's liberal TV show (I don't even know the name), he was seething. Yes, seething mad that someone might think, just because Muslims are chopping off heads, raping young girls and committing honor killings, there might be a problem within the doctrines of Islam.

Even Bill Maher, an avowed atheist and super liberal, seems to get it right when it comes to Islam. However, Hollywood A-lister Mr. Affleck (who is so famous his name gets spellchecked in Word!) disagrees. He thinks any criticism of Islam is Islamophobic (a word that Word does not recognize). In fact, he thinks, "It's gross. It's racist."

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Alabama Pastor Confessed to stealing church money, infecting members with HIV


Juan Demetrius McFarland, a pastor of an Alabama Missionary Baptist church, revealed to his congregation over a three-sermon series that he had contracted HIV in 2003 and was diagnosed with AIDS in 2008, but since had slept with multiple church members without telling them of his condition.

McFarland, pastor of Shilo Missionary Baptist Church in Montgomery and head of the Alabama Middle District Missionary Baptist Association, revealed the information to a shocked congregation over the course of three sermons.
He also admitted to having abused drugs and mishandled church funds as pastor. 
NBC-affiliate WSFA confirmed the reports with church members and McFarland himself:

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Friday, October 10

How to Receive the Baptism in the Holy Spirit by Ken and Gloria Copeland

The ability to speak in other tongues is one of God’s greatest gifts to us. -Gloria
To learn more, go here: http://www.kcm.org/real-help/article/how-receive-baptism-holy-spirit

Police : Letter Threatens To Behead Elementary School Students In Rhode Island

JOHNSTON, R.I. (CBS Connecticut/AP) — Warwick’s police chief says a threat to elementary school students in three communities mentioned beheading.
Col. Steven McCartney tells WPRO-AM that the threat specified that “beheading is planned.” He called the nature of the threat targeting children in Warwick, Cranston and Johnston chilling.

“There was a specific mention of elementary schools in this letter, the other thing which was the specific type of threat, which was beheading, is planned,” McCartney told WPRO.
Johnston police received the anonymous threat by mail on Tuesday. Police say officers will be at every school in Johnston, Cranston and Warwick through Friday.
Several parents said they’ll keep their children at home. McCartney says the schools may be the safest place to be.

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Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hasan sends letter to Pope Francis

Nidal Hasan
Convicted Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hasan has written to Pope Francis espousing “jihad,” in his latest correspondence aligning himself with radical Islam.

Despite efforts by the Defense Department to label the 2009 massacre as “workplace violence,” Hasan has described himself several times, and again in the new letter, using the acronym "SoA," or "Soldier of Allah."
Hasan directed his attorney John Galligan to mail the undated, six-page, hand-written letter to the pope. A copy of the letter – titled, "A Warning To Pope Francis, Members Of The Vatican, And Other Religious Leaders Around the World” – was provided by the attorney to Fox News.

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Thursday, October 9

Woman sues Indianapolis Police Officer for preaching Jesus to her

You have the right to remain silent … in prayer.

An Indianapolis woman says her rights were violated after she was pulled over by a cop who asked her if she accepted Jesus as her savior.

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Obituary : Charles Johnson of Charles Johnson & The Revivers dies

The Harper Agency is reporting that Charles Johnson of Charles Johnson & The Revivers passed away early this morning.

Johnson traveled with The Sensational Nightingales from the 1960s to the early 1980s. He formed Charles Johnson & The Revivers in the 1980s along with brothers Darrell Luster and Ricky Luster.

In 2005, he published his auto-biography titled Another River To Cross. UPDATE (October 9, 2014): Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Monday, October 13 at Mt. Zion Christian Church in Durham, North Carolina.  

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Obituary : Rev Walter Dawson dies at 86

The Rev. Walter Eugene Dawson, 86, of Bristol Village, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Oct. 2, 2014, at his home.
Our family gave back to the Lord, his loyal servant, the Rev. Walter E. Dawson. He was an awesome man of God and wonderful father.

He enjoyed doing the Lord's work and his work with Art. He loved his family and friends.
He was a very compassionate, loyal and thoughtful person. Walter was born June 29, 1928, in Parkersburg, the son of the late Salis Alfred Dawson and Mary Lucinda (Pratt) Dawson.

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Obituary : Pastor Steve Mays dies at 64

GARDENA, CA (ANS) -- Pastor Steve Mays, the 64-year-old senior pastor of Calvary Chapel South Bay, Gardena, California, died following a blood clot to his lung in the early hours of Thursday, October 2, 2014.

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Family sues Second Baptist Church Houston for sexual abuse

A Texas family is suing Second Baptist Church in Houston for its alleged role in the sexual assault of a then 12-year-old girl.

The lawsuit, filed last week in Harris County, claims that Second Baptist youth pastor Chad Foster targeted victims under the guise of spiritual leadership.

In 2013, Foster pleaded guilty to sexual assault charges and received a five-year prison term.
Using the pseudonym Jane Doe, the family's civil lawsuit seeks unspecified financial damages from the megachurch for negligence, breach of fiduciary duty and sexual exploitation of a minor.

Community of Faith Church, where Foster worked after Second Baptist, is also named in the suit.

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Joseph Prince - The Overcoming Lifestyle

Feel like you need a breakthrough in your life? God wants you to know that you don’t have to struggle or strive to see victory.

In this short excerpt, Joseph Prince shows you how believing right in the finished work of Christ puts you in a place of effortless success. Get ready to be delivered from addictions, sickness, and lack, as you learn to be effortlessly led by the Spirit into new grounds of victory and success!

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Wednesday, October 8

5 Nigerians among the 10 richest pastors in the world

According to RichestLifestyle.com, a list was published showing the top 10 richest Pastors in the World and their individual net worth.

From the list, it showed that 5 prominent pastors in Nigeria made the top 10 richest preachers with net worths ranging from $10 Million to $150 Million .

Topping the list of richest pastors at $150 Million is none other than founder of Living Faith Ministries who recently turned 60 – David Oyedepo beating Chris Oyakhilome (Christ Embassy), T.B. Joshua (Synagogue Church Of All Nations), Matthew Ashimolowo (Kingsway International Christian Center) and Chris Okotie (Household of God Church).

Bill Maher and Ben Affleck who is right on Islam ?

Even Bill Maher, an avowed atheist and super liberal, seems to get it right when it comes to Islam. However, Affleck disagrees.

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Tuesday, October 7

Swingin’ for Jesus? “Christian” Couple swaps partners as “ministry”

The modern church is always looking for new ways to be hip, relevant, and popular to this neon-shiny culture of death.

After all, we can’t save those poor souls if we don’t reach out, right? It seems we’ve discovered the secret to making all the pagans love us: do what they do. 

We sin right along with them, to become as reprobate…er, “relatable” as we can.
Dean and Christy Parave are self-labeled Christians in Florida. And they think they’ve found a brilliant way to rescue the lost: getting lost themselves. They’re proud swingers.
As in, a married couple who habitually have sex with other people’s spouses.
They also run a swingers website, to match couples and facilitate the swinging lifestyle. But they say it’s all okay…they’re preaching to their sex partners. Just like God intended.

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Monday, October 6

Obituary : Pastor Herold Lewis Coe dies at 86

Harold Lewis Coe, 86, of, Richwood, went home to be with the Lord on Sept. 28, 2014 at Nicholas County Nursing and Rehab, Richwood. He was born June 15, 1928 in Richwood to the late Murrell and the late Susan Lewis Coe. He had been a resident of Nicholas County Nursing and Rehab for over five years. He was a pastor of several churches in Virginia and Pennsylvania and, lastly, 20 years serving as pastor of Boomer Baptist Church, Boomer.

The coming of the sixth mass extinction

We are currently in the midst of the sixth mass ‪#‎extinction‬ event in the history of life on ‪#‎Earth‬, warns an international research team in a new scientific research review published in the journal ‪#‎Science‬.

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Remember brain dead 13 year-old Jahi McMath in your prayers

13-year-old Jahi McMath was pronounced brain-dead after routine tonsil surgery last year, but she's now responding to her mother's voice!! Watch this awesome video and try not to cry...

Please keep Jahi lifted in prayer...‬

Saturday, October 4

Radical Islamic preacher Anjem Choudary arrested in London

Christianity Today reports - Police arrested a radical Muslim preacher in London yesterday, just after he tweeted “Muslims will prevail” over the Christians in Iraq and Syria.

Anjem Choudary, 47, was one of nine arrested yesterday under anti-terror legislation. A further two arrests have been made today.Arrested with him were supporters of Al-Muhajiroun, the Islamist organisation he founded 20 years ago, and that was blacklisted by the government in 2010.

Scotland Yard said yesterday that it was searching 19 properties, including the sweet shop, Yummy Yummy, owned by Choudary’s brother.Among Choudary’s followers are the two men convicted of the brutal murder of Fusilier Drummer Lee Rigby in south London last year.The arrests are not connected with a planned terror attack.

However, police have long been monitoring Choudary’s activity, particularly any language showing support for the rise of Islamic State in Syria and IraqPolice arrested a radical Muslim preacher in London yesterday, just after he tweeted “Muslims will prevail” over the Christians in Iraq and Syria.

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http://www.thechristianmail.com/preacher-arrested-after-tweeting-muslims-will-prevail-over-christians/

Bill Winston - Partnership with the invisible

There is absolutely nothing that God can’t do! And as His child He wants you to exercise the same level of power that Jesus used to overcome every obstacle that tries to stand in your way. ‪
Watch video here

New Anti Islam law passed in Austria

Austria on Thursday called for standardized German-language translations of the Koran and moved to prohibit foreign funding of Muslim organizations on its soil in a draft law aimed in part at tackling Islamic extremism, Reuters reports.  

The bill will overhaul a 1912 law governing the status of Austrian Muslims, prompting concern from a major local Islamic body, which saw it mirroring widespread mistrust of Muslims.  

“The clear message should be that there is no contradiction between being a faithful Muslim and a proud Austrian,” said Foreign Affairs and Integration Minister Sebastian Kurz, a member of the conservative People’s Party, according to Reuters.

Thursday, October 2

Adventist Minister Sergei Litovchenko abducted in Ukraine

BREAKING: Join us in prayer for Adventist Minister Sergei Litovchenko. In Eastern Ukraine, Litovchenko was abducted by gunmen on Saturday while conducting a communion service for members. Read the full story here:
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