First century house may have been childhood home of Jesus, says archaeologist

The dwelling that Prof Dark believes was the childhood home of Jesus.(Photo: Ken Dark)An archaeologist at the University of Reading believes he may have stumbled upon the house where Jesus lived as a boy with his parents, Mary and Joseph. The ruins of the house date back to the first century, according to Professor Ken... Read more

DC Talk Celebrates 25th Anniversary of Jesus Freak Album with Contests, Special Edition Releases, More

DC Talk Celebrates 25th Anniversary of Jesus Freak Album with Contests, Special Edition Releases, More The iconic Christian Rap/Rock band DC Talk, made up of Michael Tate, TobyMac, and Kevin Smith, who split in the early 2000s, is releasing a special 25th-anniversary version of their album Jesus Freak, known for the single by the same... Read more

Seeing Like Jesus | Thoughts about God by Marilyn Ehle

Jesus saw two brothersJesus saw the crowdsJesus saw their faithJesus saw the woman When I worked in a downtown church office, it was only a two-block walk to favorite cafs and restaurants. At twelve noon I locked my office door, leaving the constant call of people and their needs temporarily behind. However, between my office... Read more

Jesus Touches the Untouchables | by Max Lucado

“When Jesus came down from the hill, great crowds followed him. Then a man with a skin disease came to Jesus. The man bowed down before him and said, “Lord, you can heal me if you will.” Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man and said, “I will. Be healed!” And immediately the... Read more

Well, Sean Feucht Is Now Selling ‘Jesus Christ: Super-Spreader’ T-Shirts, Apparently | RELEVANT

We’ve covered Sean Feucht’s current Let Us Worship campaign, in which the one-time Bethel Music worship leader is traveling coast-to-coast protesting state-mandated social distancing guidelines with an outdoor concert series. His protest/worship concert hybrids have understandably stirred up a lot of strong reactions. Some from people who resonate with Feucht’s notion that current guidelines issued... Read more

‘Jesus Is the Cure’: Megachurch Pastor John Hagee Recovers from COVID-19

'Jesus Is the Cure': Megachurch Pastor John Hagee Recovers from COVID-19 Senior Pastor of Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, John Hagee, has recovered from the COVID-19 virus and credits Jesus as the cure and vaccine, according to The Christian Post.I spent 15 days in the hospital with double pneumonia and Im still supposed to be... Read more

‘The Case for Christmas’: Author Lee Strobel Explores the Historical Accuracy of Jesus’ Birth in New Bible Study

'The Case for Christmas': Author Lee Strobel Explores the Historical Accuracy of Jesus' Birth in New Bible Study Lee Strobel, best known for his classic book The Case For Christ, will be exploring the historical narrative behind the birth of Jesus in the upcoming Bible study, "The Case for Christmas".The atheist-turned-Christian and former award-winning former... Read more

Loving Like Jesus – Girlfriends in God – November 19, 2020

November 19, 2020Loving Like JesusGwen SmithTodays Truth There is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents (Luke 15:10, NIV).Friend to FriendYou would think she had just won the lottery the way she was screaming and jumping up in down. In fact, to her she practically had! Shed found her... Read more

Welcome Jesus into the Turbulence | by Max Lucado

Wed rather be spared the storm. Or if the storm comes, let it be mild and our deliverance quick. Let the job dismissal come with a severance package and an offer of a better position. Let the marital strife turn quickly to romance. Sometimes it does. But when it doesnt, when we are thorax-deep in... Read more

Jordan, LeBron, and Jesus

Stephen A. Smith said something revealing in one of the endless televised debates about LeBron James versus Michael Jordan: As long as Im living and breathing, and Ive got breath in my body, and I got a voice, and I got vocal cords, you will hear me say LeBron James is no Michael Jordan. To... Read more

He Will Be Called: Finding Hope in the Names of Jesus 

For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. The government will rest on his shoulders. And he will be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6 (NLT)Long before Jesus was born, Isaiahs prophecy gave the world a glimpse of who the Messiah would be: a... Read more

Jesus Changes the Subject – Daughters of Promise – November 10

JESUS CHANGES THE SUBJECTBy: Christine WyrtzenJesus answered, "Very truly, I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God without being born from above." - John 3:3Nicodemus came for a private teaching instruction from Jesufs. Instead of gettingthat, Jesus changed the topic entirely. I can imagine Nicodemus was greatly confused.He was one of the most... Read more

Finding Our Worth in Jesus – Encouragement Café – November 6

Finding Our Worth In JesusBy Samantha JackelO Lord, you have examined my heart and know everything about me.  Psalm 139:1I think if we were to be honest, most of us have had those times when you wonder if you are the right person for the job, whether that is mother, wife, worker or friend.  I... Read more

Jesus and Anger – Daughters of Promise – November 6

JESUS AND ANGERBy: Christine WyrtzenAnd He found in the temple those who were selling oxen and sheep and doves, and the moneychangers seated. And He made a scourge of cords, and drove them all out of the temple. John 2:14,15aJesus is God. Because of that, He knew the great significance of the Passover, the holiness... Read more

School Bans 3rd Grader’s ‘Jesus Loves Me’ Mask, Threatens Suspension

School Bans 3rd Grader's 'Jesus Loves Me' Mask, Threatens Suspension A Mississippi family is alleging religious discrimination against their third-grade daughters elementary school after officials there forced her to remove her face mask with the phrase Jesus Loves Me.Matthew and Jennifer Booth filed a federal lawsuit Monday against Simpson County School District in Mississippi because... Read more

Have You Accepted Jesus as Your Lord and Philosopher?

John 6 was an intense day for Jesus and his disciples. Despite having miraculously filled bellies, many stopped following Jesus because of his claim to be the manna in the wilderness that people must eat (John 6:5358). He turned to his band of disciples and asked whether they planned to leave as well. With words... Read more

Ancient church found where Jesus called Peter ‘the rock’ he would build his church upon

(Photo: Yaniv Cohen/ Nature and Parks Authority)One of the earliest churches in Israel has been uncovered by archaeologists at a site traditionally believed to be where Jesus gave Peter the keys to the kingdom of Heaven. The 4th century Byzantine church was discovered at the foot of waterfalls in the Banias Nature Reserve, in northern... Read more

Nothing Can Prepare You for This Spooktacular Halloween Cover of dcTalk’s ‘Jesus Freak’ | RELEVANT

American Christians are known for a sort of complicated relationship with Halloween. In some circles, a celebration of ghosty ghoulies is seen as an affront to heavenly meditations Christians are supposed to have. In others, well, Halloween is fun and as long as you’re not trying to summon the actual, you know devil, you’re probably... Read more

Church Discovered in Region Where Jesus Called Peter ‘The Rock’

Church Discovered in Region Where Jesus Called Peter 'The Rock' Archeologists believe they discovered one of the earliest churches in Israel in which Jesus gave Peter the keys to the kingdom of heaven in Matthew 16:18-19. According to The Times of Israel, the University of Haifa Dr. Adi Erlich announced that the newly found church... Read more

Why Jesus Plan for Your Child Is so Much Better

Living our life purpose, or Gods plan for our life, is not a trivial pursuit. Its living the life our heart beats for. Its living the life destined for us by our Creator. Discerning and surrendering to it will unlock some of the richest fulfillment we can find on Earth; thats the power of living... Read more

‘A New Jesus Movement in America’: More Than 35,000 Pray for Revival in Washington D.C.

'A New Jesus Movement in America': More Than 35,000 Pray for Revival in Washington D.C. On Sunday, over 35,000 people gathered for the Let Us Worship tour in Washington D.C. to intercede for the future of America.The tour, which gathered throughout the day at different locations, began in front of the Supreme Court. There, believers... Read more

How to Talk About Jesus Without Being Awkward: An Interview with Sam Chan – Bible Gateway Blog

When you try to tell your friends about Jesus, you may have encountered a negative response from them viewing it as being offensive, inappropriate, or insensitive. Studies confirm that the majority of Christians rarely evangelize, worried they might offend their family or lose their friends. How can you build confidence to share your faith? Bible... Read more

Rush Limbaugh Says His Faith Is Giving Him Strength: ‘I Have a Personal Relationship with Jesus Christ’

Rush Limbaugh Says His Faith Is Giving Him Strength: 'I Have a Personal Relationship with Jesus Christ' Talk show host Rush Limbaugh said Monday he has taken comfort in his faith during his ongoing battle with lung cancer, which he said has progressed some according to recent scans.Limbaugh was diagnosed with advanced cancer in February... Read more

Jesus According to the New Testaments Most Quoted Psalm

Out of all the verses in the Hebrew Bible, the most frequently quoted in the New Testament is Psalm 110:1. But thats not all. Verse 4 of the same psalm gets almost an entire chapters worth of commentary (Heb. 7:1128). Clearly, the apostles and prophets saw this messianic psalm as highly significant for their understanding... Read more

Man Calls Police on Sleeping Homeless Man, But it Was Really a Statue of Jesus

Man Calls Police on Sleeping Homeless Man, But it Was Really a Statue of Jesus A Bay Village, Ohio, man called the police on a homeless man who was sleeping on a park bench. However, when the police officer came, it was found that the homeless man wasn't a homeless man at all, but rather... Read more

Metaphor Alert: An Ohio Person Called 911 on a Homeless Person. It Was a Statue of Jesus. | RELEVANT

Today in “Extremely on the Nose,” a priest in a Cleveland suburb called Bay Village says that a new statue installed on the grounds of St. Barnabas Episcopal Church is havingquitean impact. The statue is of Jesus sleeping on a park bench, illustrating his identification with the outcast and disenfranchised. It’s a beautiful sentiment and... Read more