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John MacArthur reminds Christians of biblical obligation to pray for Israel

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Christians have a biblical mandate to pray for the Jewish people, author and pastor John MacArthur says. “I think we are obliged to stand as protectors of the Jews,” he said during ...

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Song on radio changed everything for singer Zach Williams

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Christian singer Zach Williams followed a winding path in his journey to faith. Before his 2017 breakout hit “Chain Breaker”, the Grammy Award-winning artist spent almost 20 years working fairly obscurely in ...

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FCA launched “24 Hours of Unbroken Prayer” today

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The Fellowship of Christian Athletes today kicked off 24 hours of unbroken global prayer. The effort runs Friday, Feb. 16 through Saturday. “Prayer is a foundational component of a Christian’s spiritual walk, ...

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MLK went by ‘Mike’ until he was 22 and other factoids

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., whose birthday the nation celebrates, remains a fascinating and complex figure. Here are six factoids about the civil rights leader you may not know. King opposed the ...

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Musician John Tesh credits this for beating cancer

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Musician and author John Tesh has learned the power of renewing the mind during his long battle against cancer. “I have found that many people don’t truly understand that there are dark ...

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Christians urged to pray for Israel during Hanukkah

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Hanukkah runs Dec. 7 through the evening of Dec. 15. The Genesis 123 Foundation is asking Christians around the world to pause and pray for Israel. “At these unique and abnormal times, ...

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8 thoughts on being genuine friends with unbelievers

As a young believer, I learned from older believers that we were supposed to evangelize lost people—but do so from a distance so you’re not stained by the relationship. I understand that ...

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Franklin Graham visits Israel  to provide assistance, pray with Netanyahu

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Evangelist Franklin Graham recently traveled to Israel to visit several kibbutzim attacked by Hamas terrorists and pray with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. “He is facing the most trying time since the birth ...

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IHOPC not presented with “any actual evidence” report says

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The International House of Prayer in Kansas City wasn’t presented with “any actual evidence” in the sexual abuse allegations against founder Mike Bickle, it announced in a report last week. In a ...

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Voice of the Martyrs encourages churches to pray for persecuted Christians this Sunday

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The International Day of Prayer for Persecuted Christians, sponsored by Voice of the Martyrs, is scheduled for this Sunday. “This special day is set aside as a global prayer meeting for persecuted ...

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IHOPKC community, others grapple with Bickle allegations

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The Christian community continues to react to explosive charges of sexual misconduct by Mike Bickle, founder of the International House of Prayer in Kansas City (IHOPKC). Both Christian (including Metro Voice) and ...

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Nationwide Bring Your Bible to School Day is Thursday

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Hundreds of thousands of students across the nation are expected to participate in the annual Bring Your Bible to School Day on Thursday, Oct. 5. Participation in the event, sponsored by Focus ...

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I promised these Korean women I would share their plea

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As my wife Anita and I were taking photos outside the White House on Monday, we noticed several Korean women among the protesters.  Our eyes met and we exchanged pleasant smiles but ...

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Football coach who won SCOTUS prayer case resigns to advocate for religious freedom

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Coach Joe Kennedy, who took his fight to pray after high school football games all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, was reinstated as an assistant at Bremerton (Wash.) High School. ...

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Helping ourselves and children shine God’s light on ‘doubt’

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A child’s greatest enemy, doubt can become a best friend. The secret is to help him or her bring those doubts out into the open…to take them to God. Looking at the ...

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The positive impact of Chaplains on ICU families

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It’s hard to forget your first time in the ICU. Strangers obscured by masks and gowns, beds surrounded by wires, constant beeping — it can feel like you’ve stumbled into a warped, ...

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Government’s new “guidance” on student religious expression raises concerns

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The Biden administration’s new guidance on religious expression in public schools is raising red flags among religious rights legal groups. Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Education released “Guidance on Constitutionally ...

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Israel bars Jews from Temple Mount after Muslims riot during Ramadan

The Israeli government has banned Jewish visitors from Jerusalem’s Temple Mount through the end of Ramada because of security concerns. Defense Minister Yoav Gallant, Israel Defense Force Chief of Staff Herzi Halevi, ...

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Atheists criticize NYC mayor for linking violence to removal of prayer from schools

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Democratic New York Mayor Eric Adams received support from Christians who said he was stating the obvious about prayer and crime. Now, he’s under attack by atheist groups for saying banning prayer ...

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“End of free speech” – Britain bans silent prayer

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Britain on Tuesday passed legislation banning silent prayer outside abortion clinics and other locations across England and Wales. “We now have people arrested for praying, interrogated by the police, asked what they’re ...

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Suspects still at large after church prayer prevents robbery

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Four armed masked men remain at large after they entered a church but the robbery was prevented by congregational prayer. The Ferguson, Mo. congregation thwarted the gunmen when Marquaello Futrell, a former ...

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Atheists attack Colorado football coach for being openly Christian

Deion Sanders, a legendary player in both professional football and baseball, has put God first since being named head coach of the Colorado Buffaloes football team. That has made him the target ...

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Lent is season for celebration, not just self-denial

Although Ash Wednesday marked the first day of Lent, many Protestants consider it to be primarily a Catholic season. The commemoration, however, is finding growing popularity among Protestants looking to bring a ...

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Asbury Seminary President cautions against saying ‘revival’ is happening

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In a blog post on Feb. 14, Asbury Theological Seminary President Timothy Tennent publicly commented for the first time on what some are calling “The Asbury Revival.” Although the extended chapel services ...

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Gracie Hunt, daughter of Chiefs chairman, posts prayer on social media after championship game

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After the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Cincinnati Bengals to win the AFC championship on Sunday night, quarterback Patrick Mahomes thanked God for enabling him to play despite an ankle injury. Then ...

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