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"There is more. Positive exposure, connections and obedience are key to your success." —Pastor Theo McNair Jr., lead pastor, Believers Bible Christian Church, Atlanta, Georgia
At the beginning of 2022, my pastor, Theo McNair Jr., preached a sermon titled "There is More." The message encouraged me so much that I'd like to share a first-quarter recap and perhaps help you prepare for what's to come.
In January 2022 we observed the annual March for Life and the birthday of my uncle, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. During this season, the Dobbs case, a controversial challenge to legal abortion in America was in full-fledged public debate. Lt. Gov. Winsome Sears, R-Va., was sworn into office during this time.
Whether it be a historic denominational church or an independent evangelical church, it's always unfortunate whenever there is a scandal in the church.
Often, when the media reports a Christian scandal, they report only the salacious details, neglecting the many thousands of lives that the power of Jesus Christ has transformed. This is certainly the case regarding the public deconstruction of the Hillsong brand.
One report says that Hillsong has lost at least half of its American campuses in the last two weeks! Whether this movement survives is totally up to the response of its leaders as God says He will lift us if we humble ourselves. Consequently, there are at least eight lessons we can learn from Hillsong:
Six-time New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Cahn is getting ready for his May 12 movie theater event, The Harbingers of Things to Come. The one-night-only theatrical release will appear in 800 theaters nationwide. I sat down with him recently to ask what he hoped to accomplish with his new movie.
"We are witnessing America rapidly accelerating away from God," Cahn says. "The messages of The Harbinger are prophetic revelations and warnings for God's people to know what's happening, where we are going, and where we are."
"I'm hoping that it not only is a wake-up call for the body [of Christ], but also that they would bring their friends—people who don't know the Lord—because it's a real wake-up call for people who don't even believe to say, 'Whoa! What is this?'" he continues.
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