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  • David Garrard Quarterback :: Jacksonville Jaguars

    01/31/2011 3:48:20 PM PST · by wmfights · 7 replies
    Beyond The Ultimate ^ | David Garrard
    My mother and father divorced when I was around 7. Then my mother got sick with breast cancer. I was mad at God for allowing that. When she died, I was furious. We had been going to church once or twice a month, but I stopped going then. By the time I got to college I knew there was a void in my life. Football was great, but it didn’t fill the void. Partying didn’t fill it. Drinking didn’t either. But Christian teammates and my coaches were there for me. In September of 2000, I had lunch with my team...
  • His Leprosy Vanished

    01/31/2011 3:38:33 PM PST · by wmfights · 27 replies
    Gospel For Asia ^ | January 28, 2011
    When the white patches began appearing on Jonjin Dola's skin, he didn't worry too much. He thought it was just a rash that would heal up. Jonjin continued about his daily life unaware that he had leprosy. For most of the Western world, leprosy is a disease that no one really thinks about anymore. The disease, which attacks the skin and peripheral nerves, is rarely seen in the West. When a case does crop up, it is treated with a simple, inexpensive drug therapy, which clears everything up in a matter of months. In South Asia, however, leprosy is much...
  • Chilean Miner Talks about God of Miracle in U.K.

    01/31/2011 3:13:34 PM PST · by wmfights · 12 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | Jan. 31 2011 | Maria Mackay
    LONDON – The rescue of 33 miners from a collapsed mine in Chile was a miracle that even atheists could not deny, said one of the rescued miners to hundreds of Christians on Sunday. It was standing room only at All Saints Woodford Wells, in north London, as Jose Henriquez took to the stage to testify about the God who saved him and the 32 other miners who were stuck deep underground for more than two months last year. To have even survived the first 17 days before contact was a miracle in itself, he said. With only a few...
  • Chinese woman leads dozens to Christ with 70¢ tract

    01/30/2011 6:44:10 PM PST · by wmfights · 33 replies · 1+ views
    Baptist Press ^ | Jan 28, 2011 | Sue Sprenkle
    THAILAND (BP)--No one notices the young Chinese woman silently crying in the back pew. It's the only place she finds solace from her deep depression and fear of death. She's not even sure why she sits in this church every afternoon; her communist education and Buddhist religion teach against a belief in God. Yet something keeps drawing Lily Wang* here. She pulls a Bible from the pew. It's not in her native Mandarin, but she flips it open anyway. She learned to read a little Thai after moving to Thailand a few years ago to teach school, but she hasn't...
  • New Zealand's Biggest Christian Music Fest Kicks Off

    01/30/2011 6:27:35 PM PST · by wmfights · 5 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | Jan. 29 2011 | Josephine Vivaldo
    New Zealand’s biggest Christian Music Festival kicked off Friday with 25,000 people. Parachute 2011 is hosting a variety of Christian artists and speakers at the four-day festival, including Louie Giglio, John Cameron and Brian “Head” Welch, former guitarist of the metal band Korn. Some of the activities include a presentation from worship artist Chris Tomlin and renowned speaker Giglio about the popular song “Indescribable.” Other features include a dancing session, late night movies, late night comedy, a talent showcase, a water park, a skate park, a center for people looking for advice that is open 24/7, a volleyball competition between...
  • Joe Gibbs Coach :: Washington Redskins

    01/28/2011 2:13:35 PM PST · by wmfights · 7 replies
    Have you ever stopped to ask yourself how in the world you got to where you are? In school, I was the guy who sat in the front row, pointed at my letter jacket and said, “I need a C. I need to be eligible.” So how did I end up as coach of the Washington Redskins? My path to success has been interesting—one full of people and significant events that have greatly influenced me along the way. Searching for the Truth While growing up in the hills of North Carolina, my mother and grandmother made certain that I was...
  • Lovie Smith Coach :: Chicago Bears

    01/26/2011 2:24:04 PM PST · by wmfights · 24 replies
    Growing up in East Texas with a name like Lovie, the Chicago Bears’ head coach had to be tough. Named after his great aunt Lavanna, Lovie Smith was a stand-out on the football field, leading the Big Sandy Wildcats to three state championships. But there was more to Lovie than football. His mother Mae worked at a local furniture factory, and instilled in her son a faith in God. That faith was tested by an alcoholic father and a mother stricken with diabetes. “My mother and my father told me all of my life that I could be anything that...
  • Martial Arts Ministry Kicks, Jumps and Sweeps for Christ

    01/26/2011 1:55:47 PM PST · by wmfights · 10 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | Jan. 26 2011 | Eryn Sun
    “Wax on, wax off, wax on, wax off” are just a few words that come immediately to mind whenever the word “karate” is being tossed around, no pun intended. For all of us beltless newbs, karate might as well be just another aggressive, hurt-each-other-till-we-die-kind-of-sport, with a lot of “hi-yah’s” and grunts in between. A more organized “Fight Club” if you will. But for one group in particular, martial arts is an opportunity – to witness and testify in an... explosive way. “Martial arts isn’t about fighting. We learn martial arts so we don’t have to fight,” explains Scott “Brickhouse” Brown,...
  • Sam Bradford Quaterback :: Oklahoma Sooners

    01/25/2011 1:16:41 PM PST · by wmfights · 39 replies
    Beyond The Ultimate ^ | Sam Bradford
    I didn’t start going to church when I was really young. My family started going when I was in the fifth or sixth grade. Originally I was just going with my parents, to what I called “big church” at the time—with the grownups (the main Sunday morning service). But then my friends started inviting me to go to the “middle school ministry” (Sunday school class), and when I got confident enough, I started going to that. I had a blast with that, and I came to know the Lord as my Savior when I was in seventh grade. I went...
  • Ex-Gang Member Calls for Godly ‘Heart Revolution’

    01/25/2011 12:46:51 PM PST · by wmfights · 51 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | Jan. 24 2011 | Natalie Chu
    A former gang member turned pastor is seeking to start a nationwide “heart revolution.” Sergio De La Mora, founding pastor of Cornerstone Church of San Diego – named one of the fastest growing churches for two straight years by Outreach Magazine – recently released the book The Heart Revolution. The book invites readers to “experience the power of a turned heart” in a one- chapter-a-day, 40-day challenge. “This is what America needs right now. America doesn’t need another economic plan. America doesn’t need to promote more education,” said De La Mora to The Christian Post. De La Mora insists that...
  • STUDY: Half Of All Protestant Churches Are On Facebook

    01/25/2011 9:26:28 AM PST · by Alex Murphy · 4 replies
    All Facebook ^ | January 25th, 2011 | Meredith Singer
    Would you feel comfortable expressing your faith on Facebook? One way to do that is to befriend your place of worship on the social network. There’s about a 50 percent chance you can do exactly that if you’re Protestant. Nearly half of all Protestant churches in the U.S. have Facebook pages or profiles, according to Technorati, which cited a LifeWay Research study of just over 1,000 Protestant congregations, which include Baptist, Episcopal, Lutheran, Methodist, and Mormon faiths Not surprisingly, larger churches were more likely to be on the social networking site than smaller ones. Eighty-one percent of congregations with average...
  • SPORTS: Star quarterback recruit Kiehl Frazier trusting Christ's plan for his life

    01/24/2011 4:12:36 PM PST · by wmfights · 18 replies
    Baptist Press ^ | Jan 24, 2011 | Tim Ellsworth
    SPRINGDALE, Ark. (BP)--When Kiehl Frazier -- USA Today's high school player of the year on offense -- steps onto the field at Auburn University's Jordan-Hare Stadium in the fall, he may have the opportunity to follow both a Heisman Trophy winner and a national champion. Frazier, a senior at Shiloh Christian School in Springdale, Ark., and one of the nation's top recruits, will be in the mix to replace Cam Newton as the offensive leader of the Auburn Tigers. "I think it's going to be fun," the 6-foot-3, 218-pound quarterback said. "There are a lot of expectations, of course, but...
  • Dallas Clark Tightend :: Indianapolis Colts

    01/21/2011 2:29:40 PM PST · by wmfights · 9 replies
    Beyond The Ultimate ^ | Dallas Clark
    Graduating from high school is supposed to be one of the greatest moments of your life. You’re looking forward to college; feeling like you’re on top of the world, all set to run off and explore everything life has in store for you. Four days before my graduation, that’s exactly how I felt. But then something happened that changed things in a hurry: my mother passed away. Suddenly, my entire future looked a lot different. I had every reason to sink down into the dumps at that point, to be bitter at the world and everyone in it. But my...
  • Outdoor baptism draws others seeking Christ

    01/21/2011 2:25:38 PM PST · by wmfights · 20 replies
    The Baptist Standard ^ | January 21, 2011 | John Hall
    HOUSTON—When members of The Walk Church in Houston set up the baptistery for an outdoor service, they were excited by the prospect of celebrating what God had done in changing the lives of three people. It turns out they were setting up to celebrate much more. Those three people were simply where God started. Following the baptism of the three people who were scheduled to go through the ordinance, Pastor Jesse Shelton shared the gospel with the crowd who had gathered to see what was happening. A person came forward asking to be baptized as well. Then another. And another....
  • Bart Johnson Wide Reciever :: Texas Christian University

    01/19/2011 1:02:14 PM PST · by wmfights · 8 replies
    I grew up in the small country town of Brownwood, Texas. From a young age I attended church regularly with my family. I learned about Jesus and His teachings, but unlike many, I don’t remember having a specific experience in which I accepted Jesus as my Savior. However, from a young age I placed my faith in Jesus Christ. I knew that Jesus was my Savior, but I never really put into practice what I learned. I would sit in the church pew and instead of listening to the sermon, I would usually day dream of football. I couldn’t wait...
  • Tireless retirees help burned-out church rise from ashes

    01/19/2011 12:53:29 PM PST · by wmfights · 5 replies
    The Baptist Standard ^ | January 19, 2011 | Ken Camp
    ATHENS—One year after Lake Athens Baptist Church lost its building to arson—and the same week two young men received life sentences for burning a string of East Texas churches—more than 30 Texas Baptist Men Retiree Builders started work rebuilding the church’s facility. Lake Athens Baptist Church, near Athens, was one of 10 churches in three counties burned during a five-week period in early 2010. Jason Robert Borque, 22, and Daniel George McAllister, 20, confessed to five fires in the Tyler area and were considered suspects in the remaining arsons—including the burning of Lake Athens Baptist Church. “I’ll never forget that...
  • Parents Threatened After Siblings Embrace Christianity

    01/19/2011 12:33:38 PM PST · by wmfights · 8 replies
    Gospel for Asia ^ | January 18, 2011
    Two Gospel for Asia-supported Bible college students are rushing back to their parents' home after anti-Christian extremists threatened to burn the house down. The extremists are angry Satya and Dristi left the traditional faith of their village when they chose to follow Christ. The siblings fear their mother, Trishna, will be tortured. The extremists said they will not carry out their threats if Satya and Dristi come back home and begin practicing their traditional tribal religion. Satya is in his second year of studies, and Dristi is in her first year at the Bible college. Their father, Virat, worked as...
  • A Tribal Girl is Delivered

    01/19/2011 12:28:34 PM PST · by wmfights · 2 replies
    Gospel for Asia ^ | January 18, 2011
    Yatharth's family was very worried about her. The once healthy and vibrant girl was now out of control. Her erratic behavior suggested she might be having a serious mental breakdown. But the truth was much more frightening. Yatharth was born into a tribal group in a remote area of Asia. Her family was diligent in worship of the traditional gods and goddesses of their tribe. They performed the rituals and recited the prayers to appease these gods. So when Yatharth's strange behavior started, the first thing they did was offer sacrifices and lift up prayers on her behalf. But their...
  • Franklin Graham: The Spirit of Anti-Christ Is Everywhere

    01/19/2011 12:17:28 PM PST · by wmfights · 2 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | January 19, 2011 | Elena Garcia
    Franklin Graham told students at John Brown University on Tuesday to remain committed in their faith in Jesus Christ and preach the Gospel in spite of the persecution they may face. Speaking during a special chapel service, the evangelical preacher asked the students of the private Christian university in Siloam Springs, Ark., to "set the sail for the course that God has in front of you," while overcoming the pitfalls, temptations and challenges in their path. "The last thing the devil wants you to do is serve the Lord Jesus Christ," he said. Graham, the president and CEO of Samaritan's...
  • Glen Coffee Running Back :: Univ. of Alabama

    01/18/2011 11:18:25 AM PST · by wmfights · 3 replies
    Beyond The Ultimate ^ | Susie Magill
    My childhood was different than most others. Because of my dad’s job, my family moved to the Middle East. Growing up in Saudi Arabia, there weren’t many opportunities to play organized sports, but it didn’t stop me from getting my football fix. That is all we did in our spare time: play tackle football. By the time we moved back to the States when I was nine, the sport was like second nature. And from then until now, things have only slightly changed. I’ve still got speed—I was always faster than other kids, being skinny and all—and I’m still a...