Pastor O.S. Hawkins on TBN’s Praise the Lord — Defining Effective, Biblical Leadership

On Trinity Broadcasting Network’s Praise the Lord ministry and talk show, noted Baptist Pastor O.S. Hawkins talked about why he wrote his best-selling book “The Jesus Code,” explaining that it had to do with his search for the qualities the Bible uses to define effective leaders.

Pastor Hawkins explained that everyone is called to the role of leader in their realm of influence, and the most important quality is humility in the form of a question.

Watch this intriguing TBN video as Pastor O.S. Hawkins talks about the simple qualities every person can embrace to be an effective leader.

Johnny Moore on TBN’s Praise the Lord: If You’ll Move Ahead, God Will Make the Direction Clear for You

Former Liberty University chaplain Johnny Moore has written a powerful book on finding God’s direction. Entitled “What Am I Supposed to Do With My Life,” the book shows how finding God’s will for our lives is way easier than we thought, and how living out His will day to day can bring us more joy than we ever imagined.

Sitting down on Trinity Broadcasting Network’s Praise the Lord show with hosts Matthew Crouch and Laurie Crouch, Johnny talked about moving ahead even when we don’t have all the direction we think we need.

“You don’t have to wait until revelation strikes you,” Johnny told the TBN audience. “You just need to move in the logical direction and God will provide the clarity.”

He noted that Solomon wrote that man goes his direction, but God makes the way. “So we move in the way that makes sense, and meanwhile God is working all around us all the time,” he explained. “Many people actually think that it is more spiritual to beg and plead and fast for direction — and that is not to diminish fasting and seeking God deeply for direction. But often it takes more faith to move in the direction you think you should go, and expect God to show up and make the way.”

He went on to note that people who step out boldly in faith, expecting God to provide direction, are the ones who change the world. “They don’t wait for all their ducks to be in a row,” he said. “No, they just step out and God meets them.”

Matthew Crouch recalled that this was how his parents, Paul Crouch and Jan Crouch, launched TBN. “If they had waited until the timing seemed perfect and all the circumstances lined up,” said Matthew Crouch, “the Trinity Broadcasting Network would never have gotten off the ground. It took faith that God was calling them, despite their inadequacies and lack of resources, and, of course, we can see today how God met them and led them.”

Added Johnny: “When Jesus was choosing His disciples, He could have picked a dream team. But instead he chose a rag-tag bunch of unlikely people, and they changed the world.”

What is your dream and destiny? God is calling you to step out. Watch this TBN video and be inspired and challenged!

On TBN’s Praise the Lord, Kirk Cameron Challenges Those Who Denigrate the Gospel

Kirk Cameron is well known as the Hollywood star of the hit series “Growing Pains” and of the popular film series “Left Behind.” What many people don’t know is that he is also a passionate Christian with a strong command of Scripture.

Recently Kirk hosted Trinity Broadcasting Network’s Praise the Lord music, ministry, and talk show, where he took a moment to challenge the individuals who denigrate the Bible and the message of the Gospel.

Kirk told the TBN audience that people often challenge him on his beliefs, saying, “You don’t really believe all that Bible stuff do you, that God created the world in six days, and that Jesus was born of a virgin, and that he rose from the grave?”

Kirk said that he answers them in the same way: “’I absolutely believe that,’ I tell them. ‘I believe it 100 percent.’ And I’ll look at them and ask: ‘How about you? You don’t really believe your story, right?’

“And they’ll ask, ‘What do you mean?’ And I’ll say, ‘Well, you guys like to make fun of things like the Old Testament’s law concerning eating shell fish. But your own story says that your ancestors WERE shell fish — that they crawled out of the sea and grew legs, became animals and eventually became you! You don’t really believe all of that, do you?’”

Watch this short TBN video as Kirk Cameron humorously tears down the absurd beliefs of some “experts” who deny Scripture.

Darryl and Tracy Strawberry on TBN’s Praise the Lord: You Can’t Follow Christ Without the Power of the Holy Spirit

Major League Baseball great Darryl Strawberry appeared on Trinity Broadcasting Network’s Praise the Lord ministry and talk show with wife Tracy, where they talked about the need for people, and couples, to be changed by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Darryl and Tracy are open about the struggles they walked through earlier in their marriage, and how they learned to put their trust in God and depend on His power to see them through every moment. “There is nothing in our own willpower that can cure the character defects that are inside of us,” said Tracy — “the past, the hurts, the harmful things and the toxicity of this world, the sin and the scars that come with it. Only the power of the Holy Spirit can come in and change our hearts and relieve us of those defects through the image and likeness of Christ. He turns your character into the very character of Christ, when you put Him first.”

Darryl told the TBN audience that it was only when he and Tracy surrendered themselves fully to Christ that they could be transformed into the image that Christ wanted to create within them. “Psalm 46:10 says ‘Be still and know that I am God,’” he noted. “You have to have that certainty within that He is God in every situation. And then He can train you up into what He wants you to be.”

Speaking of their relationship, Darryl said that he and Tracy had to come to the determination that “God is first on her side and on my side. Until we got to the point of having that right foundation, we couldn’t come together as a couple and have the joy and unity He created for us. We can only make this complete with God. He has to rule and reign in each of our lives.”

This is a TBN video you’ll want to watch several times!

Historian Dave Barton on TBN’s Praise the Lord: The Secret to National Blessing

Historian David Barton has researched the Judeo-Christian foundations of America for many years, and has a pretty good handle on just why this nation has been one of the most blessed in history: For much of its existence the United States of America has acknowledged God as the source of its blessing. But what about the future?

Speaking recently on Trinity Broadcasting Network’s Praise the Lord program, David visited with TBN hosts Matthew Crouch and Laurie Crouch about just what makes a nation blessed — or cursed — before God. “When you and I die, we’ll stand before God someday and be judged for what we’ve done, but nations won’t be,” explained David. “God will not resurrect the Soviet Union someday and say, ‘Why did you do what you did? … Nations get judgement right now, and they get blessings right now. So what nations do in relation to their political policy will result in a blessing or judgement.”

He pointed out, for example, that if a nation follows the scriptural counsel to bless Israel, “God can bless that. But if you don’t side with Israel, God’s going to have trouble with that.”

Watch this timely video to see how God often expresses both blessings and judgement on nations.