Top of the Week: What Happens When Your Pastor Wants Social Media Fame More Than Serving Your Church?


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What Happens When Your Pastor Wants Social Media Fame More Than Serving Your Church?

Becoming an influential pastor today in American culture has practically become a competitive sport. I've seen first hand the backdoor race between evangelists trying to out rank each others ministries for the most salvations. Ministries have even resorted to photoshopping crowds to portray a greater impact.

With that in mind, we sat down with Pastor Marcus Rogers. While he has a clear influence on social media, he emboldens other leaders to take their pastoral role seriously. "Your job of a pastor is not there to be about you. You're there to serve, and you are there to build up the people," he says in the Charisma magazine interview.

There is a strange odor of jealous banter permeating the church walls. To go back to the basics of Christianity, this whole thing is about one person. His name is Jesus Christ, and He is the Son of God.

The Ark of the Covenant Found? 'This Isn't Raiders of the Lost Ark'

This isn't fantasy, and it's not "Raiders of the Lost Ark." End times expert Michael Snyder says Israeli officials—among others—know exactly where the Ark of the Covenant is located, and there will come a time soon for that location to be revealed.

And once that location is finally revealed, Snyder says, "the Israeli people will see an immediate need to construct a new temple for it." And the construction of a third temple will fulfill Bible prophecy, as the Messianic Bible reads "that the Hebrew prophets all proclaimed that in the last days, the exiles of Israel would return to the Promised Land and that the Temple would be rebuilt."

Ezekiel 37:28 reads, "Then the nations will know that I, the Lord, make Israel holy, when my sanctuary is among them forever.

Ex-Hillsong Pastor Carl Lentz Joins Transformation Church in Tulsa

In his first staff position at a church since his removal as lead pastor at Hillsong New York, Carl Lentz is joining Transformation Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Transformation Church is a massive nondenominational church in a city filled with them, and makes an even bigger impact on the community around it.

According to Transformation Church's Executive Pastor Tammy McQuarters, the church leadership believes Lentz and his family have gone through a season of restoration following his highly publicized fall from leadership.

11-Year-Old Describes Miraculous Healing at Asbury Revival: 'A Genuine Touch from the Lord'

When the Asbury University revival broke out, thousands of people from all ages flocked to Kentucky to join in the mighty move of God. Among them was an 11-year-old girl from Virginia named Helen White who recently shared with CBN News her testimony of experiencing a miraculous healing during the revival.

"It was the best night of my life, I loved it," described Helen. "I pray every night and thank the Lord that I got to go."

When the White family heard about the revival at Asbury University, they canceled their weekend plans, loaded up their RV, and drove about 10 hours to Kentucky to witness the move of the Holy Spirit for themselves. Helen said she watched the livestream for a few days leading up to the family's trip and begged her parents every day to take her and her three younger siblings.

13 People You Should Never Marry as a Christian

Marrying someone with multiple red flags tends to never turn out well. The wait of finding that person God has for you can feel long and often hopeless, but I can assure you that jumping into a marriage with someone who is not the person you need to be with, will leave you with a lot more struggles in the long-term.

We sat down with Pastor Vlad and Lana Savchuk with Hungry Generation church to talk about the kind of qualities you want to make sure are not in your future spouse.

Here are the 13 red flags to keep an eye out for:

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