As we enter into the New Year, take a look at this video of an amazing fireworks display that has touched the lives of Christians worldwide!
In today's time when we are inundated with stories of death, violence, hate and other evil events, it is so refreshing to see this wonderful story of how God spared this little baby in a horrible wreck. How people deny that God is real and very much a miracle worker is unfortunate - stories like this one are blessings to those of us who take heart that God is in control and working miracles in our lives every day. God bless this baby and her family!
Car crash rescuer: "My Lord did that [gave His life] for me, and in this instance, He gave me the grace — and I give Him all the glory — to imitate in that. He gave me the strength and the grace".
Powerful article that recaps a horrific car crash in Hoover, AL a few weeks ago and how one of several Good Samaritans driving by, stopped and risked his life to help save a young man's life , relying on his faith in Christ to show selflessness and courage during the harrowing ordeal. Keep Cooper and his family in prayer as he recovers from 90% burns all over his body. Family and friends are continuing to keep him in prayer.
For those who were big into 1980's music, Vanity was a well known pop singer known for her sexy lyrics as well as looks. She would eventually accept Christ as her Lord and Savior, leaving the entertainment world behind - dropping the name "Vanity" for her birth name: Denise Matthews. Her life would eventually turn around in the most powerful of ways and she was very vocal and passionate about her relationship with Jesus Christ and the need to get the word out to others. She has a number of power testimonials on the web about her journey from the streets and music scene to her transformation in Christ. In this link, she speaks about her desire for Christ, her overcoming a number of life threatening surgeries and her ultimate desire to be in heaven with Christ. Ms. Matthews passed away recently at the age of 57 but her testimonies will live on. Click and be inspired!
In celebration of Black History, this video really helps to bring into perspective the joy this woman has, Virginia McLaurin, to have gone through what she has in her lifetime, now to be able to meet the first African American President and First Lady of the United States. The happiness and excitement she displays is touching and heart warming!
In recognition of MLK day, it is important to appreciate the struggle that our relatives and ancestors went through so that we didn't have to deal with those same challenges today. "I Have A Dream Speech" - considered one of the greatest speeches of all time. Click on this link to hear this powerful speech.
The awesome power of the Holy Spirit was at work within a church in North Carolina! During a New Year's Eve service, a man entered into the church with a rifle and handful of bullet rounds. The love and poise of the pastor became evident as the man asked for prayer - the Pastor prayed and then witnessed to this man who gave his life to Christ. This is a powerful testimony! Check out this CNN video and article for more on this story!
Check out this powerful simulation on how one Christian artist presented the Courtroom on Judgment Day? Will Jesus Christ be your defense attorney ensuring your salvation in eternal glory or will Satan be successful in prosecuting you to an eternal hell?
How many of our neighbors are hungry? We may never know but what we do know is that in every community, there are people and families who lack food. In May of this year, a news story ran about a man who had no food and called 911 for help. Click here to see this story and to be reminded of not only how blessed we are but that this gentleman is a representative of those in the community - especially the elderly - who are hungry and need the services of the food ministry. If you or someone you know is in need, click on the Food Ministry tab under the "Ministries" section the website and submit your information for assistance.
Enjoy this wonderful story from New York: "A New York couple married for 82 years will celebrate a major milestone Saturday when the husband, Duranord Veillard, turns 108. The momentous occasion means the couple will be a combined 212 years old. Veillard’s wife, Jeanne, is 104. “He will tell you the secret to living a long life is all God,” a family friend told ABC News of Veillard. “He says that God has preserved him so well and he wishes that everyone can live a long life as he did.” (Source: lohud- the Journal News - a Gannett company)
Be encouraged! God does answer prayer! Look no further than the story of James Robertson as a testimony that prayer does work. 56 years old, Mr. Robertson commuted to his job everyday by walking 21 miles round-trip to his factory job. The bus system cut out the bus route he relied on but he remained committed to his job. Whats astonishing is that despite his amazing walking commute, Robertson has perfect attendance on his job. He attributes his work ethic to his parents and prayer. When he was recently gifted with a brand new, fully loaded Ford Taurus and $350K in cash via a GoFundMe campaign started on his behalf, he credits answered prayer. What a powerful reminder that God answers our prayers on His timetable. All He asks is that we remain faithful and trusting and He will do the rest.
This is a brief article and video clip about a star player in the NFL, Jason Brown, who chose to walk away from a 5 year $37 Million contract to become a farmer. He learned to farm watching YouTube, allowing his faith in GOD to be his motivation. He purchased 1000 acres and has committed the first fruits of every harvest to be donated to the local food pantry. (His farming business is called "First Fruits Farms"). He makes it clear that life is not about money and fame. It is about love - it is about living a life of service - honoring God through our service to others. This is what Christian responsibility is all about.
This video clip has over 10 Million Views on Youtube.........What was supposed to be a standard after-game interview became an inspirational moment shared from an exciting high school football player, Apollo Hester, on his team's win! No matter the score, continue to give God the glory!
Listen to the powerful testimony of Ted Williams, the formerly homeless man who shot to stardom when he was recorded performing his radio voice for $1. (So far, his video has been seen over 110 Million times on Youtube). In this link, he shares his testimony of a praying mother and how prayers he prayed while in jail 25 years prior, were eventually honored, which helped him reach where he is today. Very inspiring testimony to remind us that often times when we are at our lowest, GOD is there the entire time and when our requests to GOD seem to go unanswered, be assured - GOD hears our petitions and has His timetable for what we need when we need it.
Here is another powerful demonstration of how GOD uses little kids for His glory. Click on this link to see a 4 year boy from Africa direct by a choir and symphony in singing and playing songs uplifting the name of the Lord Jesus.
This is an extraordinary article about a 17 year old young man who was faithful and committed in his faith to serve the Lord. God chose to take him recently in a fatal car accident; however, the faith and strength that his parents showed, coupled with the outpouring of respect and appreciation shown by mourners who attended this young man's funeral, show just how much his life and his family's Christian walk has been a strong testimony to so many people. Are we living a life that serves as a testimony of faithfulness, forgiveness - a life based in love? Can we say that we are living a life that serves as a witness to others that having Christ as our Lord and Savior is the best thing that has ever happened to us? Let us find inspiration and motivation in the life of Brady Hoffman and strength and admiration for his parents who have used this situation to continue to bring glory and honor the the Lord. May God bless the Hoffman family.
We are currently facing some severe winter weather and this link is a great way to provide us tips and strategies for driving safely and effectively in this weather. This link also provides tips and strategies for other driving scenarios including drowsy driving, night driving as well as how to keep your car properly maintained to ensure a safe and pleasant driving experience.
This is a heartwarming 2 minute video of Richard Overton, believed to be the oldest living WWII veteran, at 107 years old. He joined the Army in 1942, serving in the 188th Aviation Engineering Battalion, an African-American unit, during the WWII era. President Obama recently recognized him and his service on Veterans Day, 11.11.13
Christian churches comes in all sizes and in all races but we all have one thing in common - that is praising and lifting up the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. It is a beautiful thing to experience diversity within the various Christian churches and its fun to enjoy a little humor on our differences from time to time. Enjoy this snippet from a comedian who details his first visit to a predominately African American church....
Many within the church celebrate Halloween with their kids as "just another fun holiday". However, as Christians, we are to be extremely careful during this time of "jack-o-laterns, skulls, witches, ghosts and goblins". This link is a detailed analysis of Halloween from a Christian perspective and how parents can handle the occasion as it relates to their children.
What a great website link that reminds of how just how merciful and loving GOD is toward us. Where we deserve death for our sins, because we are saved and covered by the blood of Jesus, GOD applies mercy instead, giving us the gift of eternal life. Read and reflect on just how merciful He has been in your life. This site has a number of articles for your reference and study.
This link is meant for site visitors who may be interested in learning more about one of GOD's holy and most intriguing of creations!
Do you have family or friends who struggle with believing that GOD is indeed real? Or perhaps you may be hearing naysayers and wondering about His Existence? Everystudent.com explores this common doubt and presents an amazing summary of reasons that should put any such doubts to bed. What an awesome and amazing GOD we serve!
Mt. Pleasant is proud of the support it offers to the Samaritans Purse organization, both through its Operation Christmas Child initiative and most recently, its Haiti rescue efforts. GOD is in the midst of this wonderful ministry and Mt. Pleasant is committed to doing all that it can to support this charity. For additional information on Samaritans Purse and what it is doing right now in providing Haiti relief, please click on this topic to visit their website.
Campus Crusade for Christ International is an organization whose website offers a great deal of information and related articles on Christians not only based here in the US but also across the world. Wonderful site for learning what others are doing to grow and strengthen their walk in Christ.
Godswork.org has compiled a wonderful area to access poems and short stories that serve to inspire and provide hope to those of us who need or desire to share with others some encouragement.
This YouTube video highlights some of the worst life events that have occurred in the past 10 years across the world and dramatizes what the Rapture might seem like, if it were to occur during a church service.
For those church members participating in the 2015 Daniel Fast beginning in the next few weeks , please refer to this link for what you CAN and CANNOT eat during the fast, some meal idea options as well as tips for a successful fasting experience. We thank GOD for this opportunity to allow us to grow closer to Him as a church body and to allow GOD to reveal to us His will and direction for our church family for 2015 going forward.
As we embark on our corporate fast, Campus Crusade for Christ International offers a wonderful commentary and optional step by step guideline for how to partake in a prayer and fasting activity. Really great insight for those of us looking to include more prayer and fasting in our walk with Christ.