What can we expect to encounter in Heaven? What will we find? In a word, everything! Everything that is most precious and dear to you and me, everything that is important to Christ-followers, is currently in heaven. Everything we need or desire will be found in heaven once we pass through its magnificent gates, either by death or by being caught up with Christ at the Rapture.
Hell is a topic many tend to avoid, yet the questions surrounding its existence, what the Bible proclaims, and what the afterlife entails are essential to ask, answer, and ponder.
It’s a subject apologist Jason Jimenez of Stand Strong Ministries recently tackled on his “Challenging Conversations Podcast,” explaining the ins and outs of the “reality of hell” and detailing why many people find the notion of being separated from God for eternity “very disturbing.”
During last week's 2023 G3 Annual Conference, hundreds of attendees were evacuated from the venue due to a bomb threat.
The report of the bomb threat took place last Friday prior to a screening of the film “The Essential Conference,” produced by Grace Productions, a ministry of Grace Community Church led by pastor John MacArthur.
“I was mic’d up and ready to go on to talk about the Essential Church movie, and a bomb threat came into the building. G3’s been evacuated. Interesting timing @JennaEllisEsq @ArlenysBuckelew,” Shannon Paul Halliday, the writer and director of “The Essential Church,” wrote on X, formerly Twitter.
According to Church Leaders, security later apprehended a male suspect and turned him over to the police.
Jenna Ellis, a lawyer for MacArthur and Grace Community Church, told Church Leaders, “I’m very glad to hear the situation was managed and everyone attending is safe. I hope G3 will afford Grace Productions another opportunity to show ‘The Essential Church’ movie because every Christian needs to see this important documentary and prepare to stand firm in the future for God against tyranny.
Max Lucado seems ready to talk about his new book “God Never Gives Up on You” and how it has played out in his own life. In a sit-down interview with Christian Headlines, Lucado said that he would be a lost sinner without God's love and grace. In his new book, Lucado reveals his struggle with a demanding schedule, which drove him to drink alcohol. Lucado also reveals in the book how God didn’t give up on him even while trying to hide his sin. It led him to study the life of Jacob, the main Biblical character the book explores. Lucado believes we have more in common with Jacob than we realize. Yet God has still chosen to use us anyway.
An upcoming conference hosted by Andy Stanley’s church for ministry leaders and parents of LGBTQ children is being called a “clear and tragic departure from Biblical Christianity” by a prominent evangelical leader, who says the lineup of speakers reveals the event’s theological position.