Monday, January 28, 2013

Armed Robber Flees When Ladies Chant "JESUS!"

Egypt's Morsi Declares State of Emergency

Two years after the bringing down the government of former President Hosni Mubarak, Egypt's Islamist President Mohammed Morsi is facing a wave of protests against him and his government.
Over the weekend, Morsi declared a state of emergency in the cities of Port Said, Suez and Islamia and imposed a 30-day curfew after clashes between anti-government protestors and Morsi's security forces left at least 33 dead.
Demonstrations also took place in other cities, including Alexandria, Menouf and Shibeen el-Koum, where protestors disrupted train service to and from Cairo.

Ohio Church Raises $10,000 to Pay Neighbors' Water Bills

By Michael Gryboski , Christian Post Reporter
January 28, 2013|4:03 pm

A church in Ohio recently raised approximately $10,000 as part of an annual charity drive in order to help its neighbors pay their water bills.

Several families in Pickerington called their water company and learned to their surprise that their water would not be shut off this month because of the charitable efforts of Grace Fellowship Church. Beth Shively, spokeswoman for Grace Fellowship, told The Christian Post that the payments for water bills of those in the neighborhood were part of her church's annual "Giving It Back" campaign.

WJC, MKs to honor Christian supporters of Israel

The Knesset Christian Allies Caucus and the World Jewish Congress will give awards to Christian supporters of Israel Monday night at the seventh annual “Night to Honor Our Christian Allies.”

Knesset members from across the political spectrum and government leaders will join both Jews and Christians at the King David Hotel for a reception in honor of Christians who have been steadfast in their commitment to Israel.


ACLJ: Iran Convicts and Sentences American Pastor Saeed to Prison because of his Christian Faith

(Washington, DC) - The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), which focuses on constitutional and human rights law, said today’s action by an Iranian court convicting and sentencing American Pastor Saeed Abedini for his Christian faith is a travesty that sadly underscores Iran’s brazen violation of international law and a tragic reminder that Iran is one of the world’s worst offenders of religious freedom.
In an unexpected development in Iran today and without family present, Judge Pir-Abassi of Branch 26 of the Iranian Revolutionary Court – known as the “hanging judge” – verbally convicted and sentenced Pastor Saeed to eight years in prison for threatening the national security of Iran through his leadership in Christian house churches.


The Main Reason People Leave a Church

Look at some of the direct quotes from exit interviews of people who left local congregations:
  • “The worship leader refused to listen to me about the songs and music I wanted.”
  • “The pastor did not feed me.”
  • “No one from my church visited me.”
  • “I was not about to support the building program they wanted.”
  • “I was out two weeks and no one called me.”
  • “They moved the times of the worship services and it messed up my schedule.”
  • “I told my pastor to go visit my cousin and he never did.”

The Main Reason People Leave a Church

Pentecostal Woman Fired for Wearing Skirt Collects $25K From Burger King

Gina Meeks 

A urger King franchise in Texas will pay $25,000 to a Pentecostal woman who was fired for wearing a skirt to work in August 2010 and refusing to change her clothes.
“For 2013 and 2014, defendant agrees to conduct an annual training session for all district managers and general managers for defendant's Texas Burger King restaurants, advising them of the requirements and prohibitions of the federal anti-discrimination laws with a special emphasis on religious discrimination,” the nine-page consent decree states. “The training will also inform these individuals of the necessity of attempting to accommodate the religious beliefs of applicants and employees.”


Prayer List: The Abortionists and Clients Need a Savior | Prayer Concerns

Why is abortion still legal in America? The apathy of people in the Church. I am not asking all the Christians to protest abortion. Instead I am asking that you join me in praying for the protection of human life.

Prayer List: The Abortionists and Clients Need a Savior | Prayer Concerns

Proposed ordinance would limit where churches could open

Published: Sunday, January 27, 2013 at 17:10 PM.

PARKER — Driving through the Panhandle, churches and liquor stores are a reoccurring sight and though the two make up much of the landscape, never the twain shall meet.
At least not in Parker.
Current ordinances prevent businesses where alcoholic beverages are sold from  being established within 500 feet of a church in Parker. However, an amendment recently introduced to the City Council may soon extend the prohibition to the establishment of churches near places that sell alcohol, including grocery stores and restaurants.
The measure is a tit-for-tat, according to Councilman Michael Miller.
“We are just making it reciprocal,” Miller said. “I just questioned why it doesn’t work both ways.”

How Do I Reach The World For Jesus Christ?

Why Does the Church Settle for Partial Revival?

Pursue God for more than personal satisfaction, need or individual purpose.
There was a time when the United States was known for having the very best of everything. Remember when U.S.-made products and automobiles were the very best, the U.S. economy was the strongest, and the American work ethic was a benchmark standard? It seems like a long time ago, but really it's not. It's sad to say a lot of that has changed.