Fifth Sunday of Lent: The lessons of Lazarus are 'cause for hope,' says South Carolina faith leader
The Fifth Sunday of Lent includes the story of the revival of Lazarus, an event that was a preview of Jesus' upcoming resurrection, a South Carolina priest told Fox News Digital.foxnews.com
Letters: Commentary draws attack
Not so nowadays — illegal immigrants don’t want to pay for their room and they expect the U.S. taxpayers to pay the bill. First, he fails to mention that Donald Trump negotiated the American withdrawal from Afghanistan before he left office, not Biden. Second, what would Mr. Longoria think would happened if the U.S. had used a naval blockade in Ukraine? If we had an open border, then why is the apprehension of illegal immigrants up? Jesus RodriguezElsaLETTERS — Limit letters to 300 words; all letters are subject to editing.myrgv.com
Bible verse of the week: Christ 'became poor' to extend 'eternal salvation,' says faith leader
A pastor who works with a Virginia ministry explains the meaning of 2 Corinthians 8:9, sharing three applications for believers today: grace, generosity and the understanding of how Christ's earthly poverty led to salvation.foxnews.com
Filipino Catholics hold big procession after pandemic eases
Thousands of Catholic devotees have joined a night procession through downtown Manila to venerate a centuries-old black statue of Jesus Christ, which was not paraded to discourage an even larger crowd amid lingering fears of COVID-19washingtonpost.com
A time of hope
In this time of uncertainty and difficulty, it is good to reflect on the Jesus’ birth and his message. From their enslavement in Egypt to their decades lost in the desert, the people had endured great difficulty. One of their greatest beliefs was in the promise that God would someday send a great king to save his people. At the time of Jesus’ birth Israel was under domination of the Roman Empire. Jesus, consistent with his message of individual responsibility, warned that we must do our part to improve the world.myrgv.com
Bible verse of the day: Christian leaders have a 'mandate' to 'feed the church spiritually' with Word of God
Ephesians 4:11-13 in the Bible explores the gifts from God that help leaders grow the church on Earth. Chicago-area pastor Critian Ionesco explains the verse and how Christ was "perfect example."foxnews.com
Bible verse of the day: Anxiety 'troubles men's hearts,' but Jesus told us 'not to worry,' says faith leader
Pastor Jack Hobbs of Calvary Chapel Chino Hills in California comments on Bible verse Matthew 6:33-34: We're living in an age of anxiety, yet Jesus told us tomorrow will take care of itself.foxnews.com
Top Church of England clerics silent on 'trans' Jesus sermon that stoked international backlash: 'No comment'
The leading clerics in the Church of England did not respond to request for comment from Fox News Digital regarding a recent sermon at Trinity College, Cambridge, about the "trans body" of Jesus.foxnews.com
BLESSING THE BELLS: Salvation Army ready for annual Red Kettle Campaign, seeking volunteers
Salvation Army San Marcos and Hays County will soon be filling the air with the sounds of bells ringing as the annual Red Kettle Campaign begins.Volunteers with the Salvation Army will start ringing b[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Coronavirus dampens Christmas joy in Bethlehem and elsewhere
Few people were there to greet them as the coronavirus pandemic and a strict lockdown dampened Christmas Eve celebrations. The Philippines prohibited mass gatherings and barred extended families from holding traditional Christmas Eve dinners. On Christmas Eve in Italy, church bells rang earlier than usual. In Athens, Christmas Eve was eerily silent. The schedule for Christmas Eve and Christmas day included Masses in English and Spanish, and a bilingual jazz vespers service.
'Hurting for hope,' South Dakota rural churches mark Advent
– The Nativity stable at Canton Lutheran Church will be silent this year, breaking from a community tradition of gathering for a live Christmas performance. Instead, churches in this rural corner of South Dakota are grappling with how to approach an Advent filled with quiet mourning after the coronavirus tore through the region. South Dakota and North Dakota, states largely spared from the worst of the pandemic during the spring and summer, have seen a frightening pace of death since October. “Advent is the season when we look forward, and long and wait for that new life to come upon us,” the Rev. How do you do that when you can’t give them a hug?” said Thies, the pastor at Canton Lutheran.
Christmas tree-lighting in Bethlehem a muted, virtual event
Christmas tree is lit outside the Church of the Nativity, traditionally believed by Christians to be the birthplace of Jesus Christ in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)BETHLEHEM – Only a few dozen people attended the lighting of the Christmas tree in the biblical city of Bethlehem on Saturday night, as coronavirus restrictions scaled back the annual event that is normally attended by thousands. Bethlehem Mayor Anton Salman said Christmas is being observed this year in ways like no time before. “We resorted to modern technology and to the virtual world to celebrate the lighting of the Christmas tree, wishing hope and optimism would flutter upon Palestine and the world,” Salman said. Thousands of pilgrims and tourists typically visit Bethlehem, fill hotels and dine at restaurants during the Christmas season, bringing the area a much-needed injection of cash.
‘It was just God’s work': 2 women pulled from car moments before it burst into flames
HOUSTON, Texas – Two women were pulled to safety moments before their car bust into flames. An Uber transporting the women home was traveling northbound on the Eastex Freeway, near Jefferson, when a truck collided with it. “All of a sudden we saw cars coming from all directions and crashing through the wall and everything,” Shelvin said. “Once I saw the car was wrecked real bad, I knew there was a gas tank right in the back," Shelvin said. “I knew at anytime there was going to be an explosion.”After pulling the women from the Uber, the vehicle burst into flames and an "explosion went all over the place,” Shelvin said.
Shopper called a demon by woman rebuking people, ordering them out of grocery store vitamin aisle, viral video shows
HOUSTON A maskless woman called another shopper a demon while invoking the name of Jesus Christ as she ordered people out of an aisle she was shopping in at a Washington store, video shows. As she paces up and down the vitamin aisle, the woman said, I command you in Jesus Christs name to get off this aisle. Like, is that how you think youre going to get your message across? someone can be heard saying on the video. She doesnt want anyone to go down that aisle until she can get what she wants and leave the aisle. In the last video from the store, the woman can be seen being held down on the floor by someone.
Kevin Hart, Ludacris and More Celebs Call for Change After Attending George Floyds Memorial (Exclusive)
George Floyd's memorial was moving for both viewers at home and those in attendance at the service, held at North Central University in Minneapolis on Thursday. The comedian shared his condolences with Floyd's family, as well as families of "all lives that were lost to these senseless deaths." Attorney Benjamin Crump and film producer Will Packer were also at Floyd's memorial, as were T.I., Rev. See more on Floyd's memorial in the video below. RELATED CONTENT:Steph Curry, Cara Delevingne & More Protest George Floyd's DeathKanye West Gives $2 Million to Floyd, Arbery & Taylor FamiliesTiffany Haddish and More Celebs Attend George Floyd Memorial ServiceExclusiveExclusiveImageBylineJennifer DrysdaleThu, 06/04/2020 - 18:48