• Video: Former Atheist Lee Strobel’s Powerful Conversion Testimony Proves God’s Not Dead

    (God’s Not Dead) Former atheist, award winning Chicago Tribune journalist and Yale Law graduate, Lee Strobel shares his powerful “Saul-to-Paul” testimony of how the living God supernaturally grabbed his heart and mind to reveal Himself.  Lee Strobel began investigating the credibility of Christianity, as well as the Bible’s authenticity and inerrancy. Lee’s journey and research uncovered overwhelming evidence that he couldn’t ignore or deny.


    Ultimately God prepared Lee’s heart to accept the truth. Since that faithful day, God has been using His new creation mightily – his gifts, skills, talents and passion for spreading the Good News Of The Gospel.  According to his web site, after investigating the evidence for Jesus, Lee became a Christian in 1981. He joined the staff of Willow Creek Community Church in 1987 and later became a teaching pastor. He joined Saddleback Valley Community Church as a teaching pastor in 2000. He left Saddleback to write books and host the national network TV program Faith Under Fire.

    Atheist-tuCaseForChristrned-Christian Lee Strobel, is a New York Times best-selling author of more than twenty books and serves as Professor of Christian Thought at Houston Baptist University.

    Described in the Washington Post as “one of the evangelical community’s most popular apologists,” Lee shared the Christian Book of the Year award in 2005 for a curriculum he co-authored with Garry Poole about the movie The Passion of the Christ. He also won Gold Medallions for The Case for Christ, The Case for Faith, and The Case for a Creator, all of which have been made into documentaries distributed by Lionsgate. To learn more about Lee’s amazing journey and his resources – visit his web site at www.LeeStrobel.com.

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  • What If People Who Believe In God And The Bible Threatened Legal Action Unless Scripture Was Displayed And Prayer Was Included…?

    (God’s Not Dead) Interesting question isn’t it? Seriously ponder the logic here; If the people who don’t believe God exists, are offended by prayers, and claim that Bible scripture is divisive can take legal action to stop it (in public buildings or private businesses) – then why can’t people of faith make same argument for anything that is void of God or the Bible?  Like Josh (Shane Harper) in “God’s Not Dead” stated, “…how can you hate something that doesn’t exist..?

    Once again, an atheist organization is crying fowl over a privately funded sculpture placed at a school outside Madison County High School in Danielsville, Georgia that includes inscriptions from Romans 8:31 “If God be for us, who can be against us?” and Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

    TheBlaze.com report stated that “While an anonymous local man reportedly started the controversy when he complained, many locals have spoken out in favor of the Christian-themed monument”. Why are these baseless threats often made by anonymous people who are offended by something related to something they claim doesn’t exist? Read Full Report on TheBlaze.com Here.

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  • New Interview With Dr. John Lennox Answering “The Hardest Question Of All”

    Rice Broocks “Defenders Of The Faith” Series – Answering “the hardest question of all”…

    In this last interview in a four part series, Oxford Professor John Lennox addresses what he calls, “the hardest question of all” which is the problem of pain and suffering.  In this year’s top Christian movie produced by Pure Flix, God’s Not Dead,  this pivotal question leads to the dramatic, final classroom scene of the movie, between Josh Wheaton (Shane Harper) and professor Radisson, (Kevin Sorbo).

    Dr Lennox stresses in this interview that this issue is unlike any other. “Cancer looks different to an Oncologist than it does to a mother who’s been told she has three months to live”. It is vital to remember that we are to give the reasons for our hope with “gentleness and respect” (1 Peter 3:15). The circumstances that have caused people to turn away from God are many times complex and very painful. We must listen more than we talk, yet be confident that the answers we give can bring people peace.

    There are other issues that are addressed in this dialogue that are important in talking with skeptics such as religious violence. “There is no excuse for violence in the name of God” Lennox emphasizes. Jesus didn’t call his disciples to fight for Him with the sword, but to spread His message by the power of its truth.

    This was by far my favorite segment in this series. To be able to have a discussion covering a wide range of topics with John Lennox was unforgettable. I pray that you will be encouraged as you watch and also more confident to share the Gospel with others as a result of these sessions.

    Remember, God is not the cause of our pain, but the source of our healing and hope.

    Didn’t catch the first three interviews…Click Here: Episode 1Episode 2Episode 3.  Enjoy.

    JLennoxBk1Dr. Lennox is the author of several books including “Seven Days that Divide that World”, “God’s Undertaker- Has Science Buried God?”, and “Gunning for God- Why the New Atheists are missing the target” He possesses a keen sense of taking complex scientific issues and communicating them in such a way that people of all ages and backgrounds can grasp their meaning.
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    Dr. Rice Broocks is the co-founder of the Every Nation family of churches, with more than one thousand churches in more than sixty nations. The senior minister of Bethel World Outreach Church, Nashville, Tennessee, Rice is also the author of several books, including God’s Not Dead, The Purple Book and Every Nation in Our Generation. A graduate of Mississippi State University, Rice has a master’s degree from Reformed Theological Seminary and a doctorate from Fuller Theological Seminary. For More Resources To Help You Become A Defender Of The Faith – Click Here.

  • Tenn. Cheerleaders Bring Prayer Back To Football Field

    (God’s Not Dead) The ACLU and the FFRF atheist organizations appear to have the media’s attention these days. As their small voice prowls around our nation scheming to intimidate anyone they can with their false threats, claiming violation of “the establishment clause” or “separation of church and state”, these bold “Defenders Of The Faith” (Tenn. High School Cheerleaders) were not going to stand by and be silenced.

    As reported by WBIR Channel 10 “After Oneida High School found out they had to drop the prayer from their football games, many in the community felt they were missing something. The change came after pressure and a letter from the American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee, or ACLU.

    One group couldn’t let that stand. That group has one of the biggest voices during a football game. It’s the cheerleading squad.

    Kevin Acres sits in the booth for every Oneida High School home game. This year, his repertoire will be missing something– the pregame prayer. “Far as I know we have been playing football here since 1930 and been praying ever since,” said Acres. “We just felt as long as no one here locally complained, we can continue to do it,” said Acres.

    That went on until this season. The school started feeling pressure from outside groups to end that religious tradition, so they replaced it with a moment of silence. “I heard the moment of silence, but it was kind of a sick feeling in my stomach,” said head football coach Tony Lambert.

    In this moment, Acres gave people a choice.

    “During our moment of silence, if you want to say a prayer, that would be perfectly fine,” said Acres.

    Asia Canada is a cheerleader for Oneida. She and her squad felt a moment of silence wasn’t enough, so they took action.

    “He called for the moment of silence and I started off, ‘Our Father who art in heaven’ and everyone joined in,” said Canada. Even the visiting team’s cheerleaders and fans joined in. “When they started saying it, the crowd started saying the Lord’s prayer. And by the time the prayer was over with, the entire stadium was saying it,” said Acres. Read Full Story Here.

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  • Video: “God’s Not Dead” In US Marine Corps

    (God’s Not Dead) Despite all the religious persecution and first amendment challenges unfolding in what seems like  daily occurrences across America, we still have assurance that our God is very much alive, present and active.  Scripture affirms God is omnipresent, omniscient and omnipresent – in Hollywood, business, athletics, communities, schools, and our military.

    This must see and share video will raise the hair on the back of your neck and bring tears to your eyes:

    Please prayer for our men and women in uniform. The God of the Holy Bible is systematically being stripped out of our military – all branches are under attack. Just last week the “So help me God” requirement in Air Force oaths was removed – Read Full Story Here.

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  • Must See Video: Christian Woman Reveals Why She Risked Execution.

    (God’s Not Dead) This brave sister in Christ and “Defender Of The Faith” has inspired millions of believers and caused us to re-examine our own faith, and ask the defining question..How far are you willing to go, to stand firm in your faith and not deny your Lord in the midst of true, life threatening persecution…that will ultimately end with your own execution, unless you renounce Jesus as Lord?

    Megan Kelly sat down with Ibrahim as she shares her amazing story. Listen to and share this awesome interview and pray for the the same courage, hope and trust in our living God as Ibrahim. The pace of evil on the move in this world, we may just find ourselves in similar circumstances, so be prepared.

    TheBlaze.com featured a story this week that shared why our sister was willing to risk execution “The situation was difficult, but I was sure that God would stand by my side,” she said. “I relied only on my faith.” Ibrahim described how she continually refused to abide by imams’ demands that she embrace Islam, noting that she was given three days to renounce her faith — a request and timeline she ignored.

    Kelly asked why she didn’t simply comply and tell the scholars what they wanted to hear in exchange for her life back.

    “It’s not possible, because it’s not true,” she said, noting that she wasn’t willing to compromise. “It’s my right to follow the religion of my choice … faith means life. If you don’t have faith, you’re not alive.” Read Full Story Here

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  • Update: College Football Player Fights Back Against Atheists For Right To Wear Crosses In Honoring Fellow Students.

    (God’s Not Dead)  How much more of this will God’s people allow before the “Defenders Of The Faith” stand-up and say enough! Not to mention all Americans who are watching their First Amendment Rights get stripped away right before our eyes.

    Christian persecution just hit a new low, or high depending on how you look at it. Last week Arkansas State caved into to an atheist organization’s threat and removed Christian Crosses placed on players helmets to honor two fellow Christian football players who tragically passed away recently.

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    According to a press release from Liberty Council last week, “When Arkansas State University football team tragically lost two teammates, the athletes decided to mourn their loss by adding a small vinyl cross and the lost teammates’ initials to their helmets. However, Jonesboro, Arkansas, attorney Louis Nisenbaum complained that the student-initiated memorial was akin to Congress establishing a religion, and ASU Counsel Lucinda McDaniel told the players to cut the bottom of the cross off, so that it resembles a “plus sign.”

    “After fighting for students’ rights for many years, nothing should surprise me, but I am appalled that someone would harass these young people as they mourn the deaths of their teammates. I am saddened that the university did not stand up for their rights. These young people have done nothing wrong! They have as much right to communicate their ideas–or in this case, their grief–as the attorney who somehow feels offended by the small vinyl crosses they are wearing on their helmets.”

    In a letter to Arkansas State University Chancellor Tim Hudson, Liberty Counsel said, “The university should immediately rescind the unconstitutional directive suppressing private student expression in the form of crosses on individual players’ helmets.” Read Full Story Here

    Update: After Officials Mandate Christian Crosses Be Removed From Helmets A Bold Student Fights Back…AShelmetCross1

    We are pleased to report that there is one who is not going to stand idle. This week Fox News reporter Todd Sterns reported “ASU’s actions in defacing the students’ memorial stickers to remove their religious viewpoint is illegal viewpoint discrimination against the students’ free speech,” said Hiram Sasser, director of litigation for Liberty Institute.

    Sasser, who is representing an unnamed student, gave the university until Wednesday to “cease your censorship and publicly acknowledge, in writing, the right of ASU’s students to engage in private speech, including speech in the form of a cross-shaped helmet sticker memorial to their former colleagues.” Read Full Report Here.

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  • VIDEO: Bethany Hamilton’s Powerful Testimony.

    Granted not all of us can share the “my arm got bitten off by a shark” story like miss Bethany. However, each of us has a unique and beautiful story of how the master of the universe, our living God grabbed our hearts, saved our souls by His grace, and uses our lives to bring glory to Him. Each of us can share stories of how the Lord orchestrated the events of our lives, answered prayers and thankfully remained silent on others.

    WATCH and SHARE this powerful testimony by Bethany Hamilton featured on I Am Second.com by forwarding this blog post.

    Don’t keep your story to yourself, as each testimony is a witness to God’s amazing grace, and can be used to encourage, inspire and bring hope to others. Pray for opportunities to share your life journey – all the way to the cross of Christ.

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  • Paying Tribute To Truett…A Man After God’s Own Heart.

    (God’s Not Dead) This week we say goodbye (for now) to one America’s most God revering, honorable and quintessential entrepreneurs – Samuel Truett Cathy – the founder of Chick-fil-A®.

    It all started in 1946, when Truett Cathy oTruett2pened his first restaurant, Dwarf Grill, in Hapeville, Georgia. Credited with inventing Chick-fil-A’s boneless breast of chicken sandwich, Mr. Cathy founded Chick-fil-A, Inc. in the early 1960s and pioneered the establishment of restaurants in shopping malls with the opening of the first Chick-fil-A Restaurant at a mall in suburban Atlanta in 1967.

    Chick-fil-A has steadily grown to become the largest quick-service chicken restaurant chain in the United States, based on domestic annual sales with over 1,800 locations in 40 states and Washington, D.C. In 2013, annual sales were over $5 billion. Chick-fil-A is still privately held and family owned. With 46 consecutive years of positive sales growth, Chick-fil-A has set itself apart by pioneering innovations and delicious products—including the ever-popular Chick-fil-A® ChickeTruettLegacyn Sandwich.

    Mr. Cathy’s life story is extraordinary, not just from his business success but the remarkable stewardship of his opportunities and positive impact he has had on so many lives. As you learn more about this special man of God, it will inspire you to reflect on your own life and think seriously about your legacy.  Learn More About Mr. Cathy, His Wisdom & The Chick-fil-A® Story Here.  

    “We must motivate ourselves to do our very best, and by our example lead others to do their best as well.”  – Truett Cathy

    Mr. CatTruettBetterBookhy shares his story and wisdom in several books, including the highly acclaimed book for fathers “It’s Better To Build Boys Than Mend Men” check it out here and purchase a case for all the dads you know.

    Please pray for the Truett family and if you feel led, in lieu of flowers, the Cathy family has asked that donations be made to the WinShape Foundation to further Truett’s legacy of developing and supporting young people. Truett Cathy’s life was largely driven by a sense of obligation to the community and its young people. His WinShape Foundation, founded in 1984, grew from his desire to “shape winners” by helping young people succeed in life through scholarships and other youth-support programs. Visit this web page for memorial details. Donations can be sent to:  WinShape Foundation, Attn: Linda Hedgecock 5200 Buffington Road, Atlanta, GA, 30349

    In honor of our brother and fellow defender of the faith, Mr. Cathy, we are encouraging all “God’s Not Dead” Defenders Of The Faith to visit your local Chick-fil-A and celebrate the life of God’s faithful servant, S. Truett Cathy, and…“Eat Mor Chicken!”

  • 23 California State Colleges ‘Derecognized’ InterVarsity Christian Fellowship

    (God’s Not Dead) Persecution or something else? Apparently the international Christian group for college students, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, was “derecognized” by all 23 California State University schools because IVCF wouldn’t stop requiring its leaders to hold Christian beliefs.

    IVCF’s national field director & campus access coordinator, Greg Jao, responds and shares the seriousness and potential consequences of these actions:

    According to a report on TheBlaze.com, Ed Stetzer, with the Christianity Today wrote “that he wondered what would be next…following the same logic, any group that insists on requiring its leaders to follow an agreed upon set of guiding beliefs is no longer kosher (irony intended) at California’s state universities. This will impact many other faith-based organizations with actual, well, faith-based beliefs. Presumably, even People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals would have to allow Oscar Meyer to lead their campus chapters.”

    TheBlaze.com further reported “Stetzer tore into what he sees as universities’ “continual sanitization of unacceptable religious voices” and then noted a very big irony, writing that “those who champion nondiscrimination, in the name of nondiscrimination, are creating rules that push out those who ‘discriminate’ based on biblical belief statements.” Read Full Story Here

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