Facebook, Twitter, and other social media websites have revolutionized how millions of people stay in touch and communicate with each other. But did you know that they can also be used to reach people with the hope of Christ?
Recently on Trinity Broadcasting Network’s “Praise the Lord” show, Pastor Jonathan Miller shared how just 140 characters — the maximum length of a Twitter message — can change a person’s life.
“Social media has become a vast platform,” said Pastor Miller, “and at our church we’ll use Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to reach out to people we otherwise would never have reached.”
Added Pastor Jonathan: “Twitter, for instance, is an amazing thing. You would be surprised by how 140 characters can change somebody’s mind about a divorce, a suicide, quitting school, or other areas of need.”
This short TBN video will have you thinking about how you can use Facebook, Twitter, and other social media applications to reach those who need God’s love.
Myles Rutherford, pastor of the popular Worship With Wonders Church in Atlanta, was a guest recently on Trinity Broadcasting Network’s “Praise the Lord,” where he spoke about the importance of moving on from the past.
“It’s okay to remember the past,” he explained, “but it’s not okay to rehearse the past. We’re blessed to remember the past. The Bible says, ‘When I think of His goodness’….” But it’s not okay to live in the past.”
Pastor Myles went on to counsel that “God says that right now the Church is in a transition. That means we don’t know enough to go forward, but we know way too much to go back.”
He added that there must be more sacrifice in the church today to see the blessings and power God wants to bestow. “Jesus is the supreme sacrifice, we know that,” he clarified. “But if we want that fresh oil and wine that people talk about, then we have to remember that there is a crushing of the oil and the grape, and there has to be a new wine skin presented, meaning there has to be a sacrifice. So our worship has to be more than a song. It has to be a sacrifice of worship.”
Watch this powerful and anointed video to hear more from Pastor Myles Rutherford about sacrifice and the blessings of God’s presence.
Dr. Francis Myles, author of “The Order of Melchizedek,” sat down recently with host Clarence McClendon on Trinity Broadcasting Network’s “Praise the Lord” show, where he spoke about the need to focus on the right track to destiny.
Dr. Myles noted that the church in Africa is more focused in its reach for destiny than much of the church in America. “Why is that ?” asked Pastor McClendon.
“It is because the economic hardships that predominate in Africa destroy philosophies that don’t work,” he explained. “In other words, these hardships cause African Christians to give up on philosophies that don’t work, but which many American Christians will continue to embrace, regardless of how counterproductive they are in their lives.”
Watch this TBN video, and then Click Here to watch the entire interview segment with Dr. Francis Myles (the interview begins at 9 min. 40 sec.).
During Trinity Broadcasting Network’s inaugural “Praise the Lord” program in TBN’s new London studio, Pastor Mike Hayes from Covenant Church in Carrolton, Texas offered a moving recollection of TBN founder Paul Crouch. Hosts Matthew Crouch and Laurie Crouch recalled that they were preparing to come to London with Paul Crouch in the Autumn of 2013 to dedicate the London studio when Dr. Crouch became ill, and he passed away on November 30th of last year.
Pastor Mike, who was a dear friend of Dr. Crouch, recalled that one of Dr. Crouch’s many strengths was his focus. “He said to me one time, ‘Mike, there are a lot of things I could be doing. I get a hundred good ideas presented to me every week across my desk. But I only build Christian TV stations, so guys like you can preach the gospel.”
Watch this moving video as Pastor Mike Hayes recalls one of his final conversations with Dr. Paul Crouch.
And GO HERE to view this entire historic first “Praise the Lord” program from TBN’s state-of-the-art studio in London.
Every generation has to re-discover grace for themselves. That was the message best-selling author Max Lucado brought to Trinity Broadcasting Network’s “Praise the Lord” show, hosted by TBN’s Matthew Crouch and Laurie Crouch. “The devil does not want us to believe in and discover grace,” he said. “As long as we can think it’s up to us, then he has us where he wants us. Legalism creates division, arrogance, insecurity, and hurt.”
By contrast, Max emphasized, “grace delivers. It’s a security — it empowers us. And ever generation has to discover it.”
He added that “grace is counter-intuitive. Everything else I do in life is based on — if I pay, I receive, if I work I get, if I deserve, I’m given. But with grace, God did it for you, and you simply accept it.”
This is an impacting video you’ll want to watch several times and think about.