The Gift of Woundedness | by Francis Frangipage

The world and all it contains was created for one purpose: to showcase the grandeur of God’s Son. In Jesus, the nature of God is magnificently and perfectly revealed; He is the “express image” of God (Hebrews 1:3 KJV). Yet to gaze upon Christ is also to see God’s pattern for man. As we seek... Read more

Christians should ‘take advantage’ of the pandemic, says Francis Chan

Francis Chan(Photo: YouTube/Moody Bible Institute)Francis Chan is urging Christian parents - especially dads - to see the pandemic as an opportunity to take greater responsibility for the spiritual formation of their children. He said during a Q Session discussion that too many Christians had been relying on the Church to teach their children about the faith, only... Read more

Pope Francis Calls for a Day of Fasting and Prayer for Lebanon

Pope Francis Calls for a Day of Fasting and Prayer for Lebanon VATICAN CITY (RNS) Standing beside a waving Lebanese flag, Pope Francis paid homage to the troubled population of Beirut on Wednesday (Sept. 2) and implored its residents to take courage as they begin the reconstruction of their city.I encourage all Lebanese to continue... Read more

Hes Still There and Hes Still Not SilentRevisiting Francis Schaeffers Classic

Editors’ note:  Taking the advice of C. S. Lewis, we want to help our readers keep the clean sea breeze of the centuries blowing through our minds, which, as he argued, can be done only by reading old books. To that end, our Rediscovering Forgotten Classics series surveys some forgotten Christian classics that remain relevant... Read more

Unoffendable | by Francis Frangipane

“I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; and I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh” Ezekiel. 36:26 God has a new heart for us that cannot be offended, an “unoffendable” heart. Beloved, possessing an unoffendable heart is not... Read more

Beware of the Stronghold of Cold Love | by Francis Frangipane

Is your love growing softer, brighter and more visible? Or is it becoming more discriminating, more calculating, less vulnerable and less available? This is a very important issue, for your Christianity is only as real as your love. A measurable decrease in your ability to love is evidence that a stronghold of cold love is... Read more

Pope Francis Urges the Community to Rebuild ‘Together and with the Grace of God’

Pope Francis Urges the Community to Rebuild 'Together and with the Grace of God' Over the weekend, Pope Francis stressed the importance of fellowship between God and one another in a message of unity and gratitude.Now more than ever the claim to focus everything on ourselves is illusory to make individualism the guiding... Read more

A Thankful Man Is a Humble Man by Francis Frangipane

If you think you know God but do not live your life in gratitude before Him, it is doubtful that you really knew Him in the first place. A thankful heart honors God. Too often when we say we “know God,” what we actually mean is we know facts about God. But we should ask... Read more

Amid Mounting Protests in the US, Pope Francis Calls for Unity in Diversity

Amid Mounting Protests in the US, Pope Francis Calls for Unity in Diversity VATICAN CITY (RNS) During a Mass this Sunday (May 31) celebrating Pentecost, when Christians believe the Holy Spirit descended on Jesus apostles, Pope Francis called on faithful to be bringers of unity at a time when the world seems rife... Read more

With Two Swift Moves, Pope Francis Rekindles Hope for Financial Reform

With Two Swift Moves, Pope Francis Rekindles Hope for Financial Reform VATICAN CITY (RNS) Tranquil on its surface, as COVID-19 has shut down nearly all activity in its churches, museums and offices, the Vatican has nonetheless been quietly dealing with its troubled finances during the pandemic. The worlds smallest state relies for revenue on... Read more

Francis Chan did not believe in miracles & healing, ridiculed prophecies & speaking in tongues

(Photo: YouTube/RZIM)Francis Chan has admitted that he did not believe in healing and miracles until recently.Chan was speaking at the virtual International Association of Healing Ministries conference, saying: "What I do know is for many years I didn't believe in healing, I didn't believe in miracles, it was pretty much what I was taught in... Read more

Christian Geneticist Francis Collins Has Won the Prestigious 2020 Templeton Prize | RELEVANT Magazine

U.S. National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins has won the prestigious Templeton Prize, one of the largest annual prizes awarded to an individual. Collins was recognized for his work bridging the perceived gulf between faith and science, andharnessing the power of the sciences to explore the deepest questions of the universe and humankinds... Read more

Mercy Not Wrath | Devotional by Francis Frangipane

[ad_1] The physique of Christ was created to not fulfill God’s wrath, however to finish His mercy. Keep in mind, we're referred to as to be a “home of prayer for allnations.” Think about passionately this phrase: “prayer for.” Jesus taught His disciples to “pray for” those that would persecute or mistreat them (Mathew 5:44).... Read more

Pope Francis Has Declared That Whiskey Is ‘the Actual Holy Water’ and Is Joking (In all probability) | RELEVANT Journal

[ad_1] An upcoming documentary about Scots School in Rome featured Pope Francis goofing round with a number of younger seminarians, accepting their reward of a bottle of Oban malt and proclaiming it “the real holy water.” It certain seems like a enjoyable second, however the fits on the Vatican censored the footage from... Read more

The Shelter of God | Devotional by Francis Frangipane

[ad_1] There's a place of immunity for the believer, a non secular fortress in Christ that shelters us from the assaults of the satan. For individuals who abide on this stronghold of God, the onslaught of the depraved one doesn't contact them. Right here, on this secret dwelling with the Almighty, we're hidden from the... Read more

Francis Chan: Proper Now Is a Large Alternative for the Church | RELEVANT Journal

[ad_1] As we not too long ago reported, Francis Chan has relocated to Hong Kong to be a missionary. However, in the previous couple of weeks, COVID-19 has modified life all over the world, and now, Chan has a message from his new residence: This is a chance to share Gods love with... Read more

Pope Francis: If You Cannot Get to Confession, You Can Confess On to God | RELEVANT Journal

[ad_1] Quarantine pointers are forcing each establishment to rethink its praxis, and that holds additional true for the mom of all establishments: the Catholic Church. On Friday, Pope Francis addressed the trustworthy worldwide who can’t go to confession due to their neighborhood’s self-isolation guidelines and the truth that, in lots of instances, church... Read more

Pope Francis: Possibly Give Up Getting Mad On-line for Lent | RELEVANT Journal

[ad_1] It’s Ash Wednesday, and lots of Christians are observing the start of Lent by giving up one thing for the season (we’ve bought a number of solutions right here). Over on the Vatican, Pope Francis has his personal suggestion for what Christians ought to contemplate giving up for the subsequent 40 days:... Read more

Francis Chan: Each Particular person I Touched Was Healed. I Have By no means Skilled This in 52 Years | RELEVANT Journal

[ad_1] Author, preacher, founding father of Loopy Love Ministries and former megachurch pastor Francis Chan just lately spoke at Moody Bible Institute and opened up about what he says was a miraculous expertise whereas ministering in a distant village in Myanmar. Within the sermon, he mentioned his evolving views on religion and the... Read more

Union with God | Devotional by Francis Frangipane

[ad_1] Within the 73rd Psalm, the psalmist Asaph expressed a battle all of us would possibly really feel at instances. He questioned why the depraved appear to prosper whereas the righteous are chastened. The entire concept was troublesome till he entered the sanctuary of God. As soon as within the presence of God, Asaph realized... Read more

Francis Chan on the Two Scariest Lies in Our World | RELEVANT Journal

[ad_1] Bible instructor, creator and missionary Francis Chan has posted a educating video for Biblical Restoration Ministries, breaking down what he calls the 2 scariest lies in our worldbelieving we're all good individuals and {that a} loving God wont punish His youngsters.  Although these could also be heavy teachings, as Chan explains, the... Read more

Francis Chan and the Extraordinary Mundane | RELEVANT Journal

[ad_1] Francis Chan has been a towering determine in evangelical Christianity for greater than a decade now. I used to be a youth pastor in 2008, only a handful of years into vocational ministry, once I learn his first ebook Loopy Love. This was my introduction to Chan and like so many, I... Read more

Francis Chan on Communion: “Everyone Saw It as the Literal Body and Blood of Christ” | RELEVANT Journal

[ad_1] A clip of a Francis Chan sermon shared by on-line preaching useful resource account SemonIndex has caught some consideration because it seems to point out Chan acknowledging that, traditionally, the Christian view of communion was dominated by transubstantiation the assumption that the bread and wine of the Eucharist are the literal physique... Read more

Life Giving Spirit | Devotional by Francis Frangipane

[ad_1] As Christians our religion tells us that Christ died as fee for our sins. We consider He truly rose from the grave as proof that He was certainly despatched by God. But it's also our conviction that, upon this resurrection occasion, not solely have been the sins of mankind atoned for however via Christ... Read more

Pope Francis Needs You to Put Your Telephone Away at Mealtime | RELEVANT Journal

[ad_1] This weekend, Pope Francis had an fascinating message for worshippers at St. Peter’s Sq.: He desires them to place their telephones awayespecially at mealtimes. Pointing to the instance of Jesus, Mary and Joseph, Pope Francis emphasised how essential it's for households to speak with one another. He defined that the Holy Household... Read more

The Freeway to Zion | Devotional by Francis Frangipane

[ad_1] “How blessed is the man whose strength is in You, In whose heart are the highways to Zion! Passing through the valley of Baca, they make it a spring”. Psalm 84:5-6 Baca means “weeping.” Every of us has instances of weeping when our hearts and hopes appear crushed. As a result of God has... Read more

Francis Chan Is Transferring to Asia to Be a Missionary | RELEVANT Journal

[ad_1] Writer and one-time megachurch pastor Francis Chan shocked college students at Asuza Pacific College by saying that he and his household could be leaving the U.S. and shifting to Asia to change into full-time missionaries. My household and I are going to maneuver to Asia in February, Chan stated Wednesday throughout a chapel sermon.... Read more

Might Pope Francis Raise the Celibacy Requirement for Monks? | RELEVANT Journal

[ad_1] On Sunday, Pope Francis convened a three-week assembly with Bishops to debate, amongst different issues, whether or not married males will be ordained within the Amazon to combat in opposition to a scarcity of eligible clergymen within the area. To say this could be a serious shift is an understatement of the... Read more