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Jon Voight shares prayer asking God to wipe away 'curse of fear' amid coronavirus

Actor Jon Voight shared a public message on Twitter earlier this month where he prayed for America in the face of the coronavirus pandemic and for President Trump and his family.

Bethel worship leader Kalley Heiligenthal says Jesus told her to 'quarantine' after daughter's funeral

At a time when many are in self-quarantine to protect themselves and others from the COVID-19 virus, Bethel Music worship leader Kalley Heiligenthal said Jesus asked her to isolate herself after the tragic death of her 2-year-old daughter.

This week in Christian history: Assemblies of God, Charles Wesley's popular sermon, Knights Templar

Here are just a few things that happened this week, March 29 to April 4, in Church history. They include the pope issuing a decree supporting the Knights Templar, the founding of the Assemblies of God, and the preaching of a popular Charles Wesley sermon.

Nepal: Pastor faces 6 years in prison for Facebook comments on prayer, COVID-19

A Christian pastor in Nepal could face six years in prison after he suggested on social media that prayer could bring healing from COVID-19.

Social media keeps churches closed by the coronavirus open for visitors

Many churches have closed their doors to visitors in response to the coronavirus pandemic. That doesn't, however, mean you can't go inside. Virtual visits are possible.

Strategically caring for the Church through an economic crisis

Preventing a slide into poverty is cheaper, easier and more dignifying than pulling someone out of poverty.

Overcoming fear, conquering chaos: 10 tips for turbulent times

There is no peace until you are right with God, which leads me to the first and most important point:

What American Christians can learn from Chinese church in coronavirus crisis

Long before American churches, churches in China transitioned their worship services online in January.

How about some good news?

He is at work, as He always is, showing mercy and granting help. So, allow me to give you some good news in the midst of the storm.

Texas Sunday school teacher, father of 6 dies of coronavirus

A 44-year-old "perfectly healthy" man, a father of six who was teaching children at a church in Texas, died two days after testing positive for the COVID-19 virus.

In this moment of fear, a story of hope from Holocaust survivors

Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel said, "Just as a man cannot live without dreams, he cannot live without hope." Hope is what has sustained the Jewish people through their long and bitter exile.

Social distancing and our Sabbath rest

There have been a lot of disruptions in the past few days. Some of them are mild; some of them are devastating.

How will your kids remember the quarantine? 5 was to set the tone for your family

In this time of uncertainty, we can choose to turn to God for answers and strengthen our kids' faith and create a peaceful home.

John Tesh on how faith, Scripture miraculously saved him from suicide, cancer

In an exclusive interview with the Christian Post, popular radio host John Tesh shares how faith and the selfless love of his wife helped him overcome terminal cancer.

Who comes to mind when Americans think of evangelical Protestantism? Pew data reveals

From Billy Graham to Muhammad Ali, new data from the Pew Research Center shows which historic figures come to the minds of Americans when they think of various religious traditions.

Church leaders urged to prepare for long-term shift in how people worship amid pandemic

Denominational executives are urging pastors to protect their mental health as well as prepare for a long-term shift in the way the church worships as the world struggles to respond to the new coronavirus pandemic that currently has no cure.

Pastor says parishioners were suspended from jobs without pay for going to church

A pastor in Louisiana, where public or private gatherings of more than 50 people are banned due to the COVID-19 outbreak, says he still wants to continue to hold services.

Jonathan McReynolds gets vulnerable in new single 'People': 'Everybody is a victim and perpetrator'

BET's "Sunday Best" judge and award-winning singer Jonathan McReynolds released his new single "People" in the midst of the global coronavirus pandemic and said the tune is a message that can help listeners shift their focus back on God.

Drew Brees, MyPillow's Mike Lindell join mission to save lives, defeat coronavirus

As nearly 105,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the United States, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has donated $5 million to help deliver meals during the coronavirus pandemic and MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell is making tens of thousands of masks each day.

White House distances Trump from Bible study leader over controversial post

The White House distanced itself and President Trump from the leader of a longtime weekly Bible study following a blog post that drew the ire of LGBT activist groups.

Lectionary Calendar
Sunday, March 29th, 2020
the Fifth Sunday of Lent
There are 14 days til Easter!
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Today in Christian History
1882
The Knights of Columbus, founded by Father Michael J. McGivney, was chartered by the General Assembly of Connecticut. Established as a lay fraternal society, the K of C encourages benevolence, patriotism and racial tolerance among its members.
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Bible-in-a-Year — NIV
Numbers 23:27-24:25; Song of Solomon 5:2-6:3; Matthew 23:13-39:
Then Balak said to Balaam, “Come, let me take you to another place. Perhaps it will please God to let you curse them for me from there.”And Balak took Balaam to the top of Peor, overlooking the wasteland.Balaam said, “Build me seven altars here, and prepare seven bulls and seven rams for me.”Balak did as Balaam had said, and offered a bull and a ram on each altar.Now when Balaam saw that it pleased the to bless Israel, he did…
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