Terry and Sharon Bell pastor a dynamic church in Louisiana where hurting people are made whole through Christ. But when their own son became entangled in a lifestyle of drugs and sin from which he could not get free, these two parents and pastors really learned what it means to love with the love of Christ.
“When I started coming into the ministry and was elected pastor, some of our friends told us that we had to cut our son out of our lives or he would ruing our ministry,” recalled Pastor Terry on Trinity Broadcasting Network’s “Praise the Lord” show. “And I said, ‘I can’t do that. He’s my son. God gave him to me. If I can write off my son, then Jesus can write me off. If Jesus can extend mercy to me for what I’ve done in my life, then I’ve got to give mercy to my son.’”
Watch this moving TBN video that demonstrates how we must minister to others — including our own children — who need God’s touch.
If there was any question about the importance of tithing to the prosperity of God’s people, God’s Word in Malachi makes it clear:
“Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings. Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation. Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it” (Malachi 3:8-10).
Speaking on Trinity Broadcasting Network’s “Praise the Lord” program, Bishop Larry Baylor addressed the critical importance of everyone — including the pastor — tithing their first fruits to God.
Watch this short but powerful video about tithing!
Chanel Haynes is known worldwide for her powerful voice as a member of the Christian singing group Trinitee 5:7. Recently on Trinity Broadcasting network’s “Praise the Lord” music and ministry show, Chanel encouraged women to embrace the beauty that God gave each of them.
Chanel recounted that in the early years of Trinitee 5:7 she struggled with insecurity. “I would cry backstage because I didn’t feel I was the pretty girl,” she recalled. “And I carried that for many years. I would call my mom on the phone, and through the years she loved me and would encourage me by telling me: ‘If you’re not seeing yourself as God sees you, that’s the wrong way to be.’”
Chanel went on to say that every woman deserves to be celebrated because “you are exactly the way God made you, and that is beautiful.” She encouraged women to accept and embrace who they are with confidence, knowing that God considers them beautiful.
This is a video clip worth watching many times.
Carlos Sarmiento, director of the Orlando House of Prayer, has been serving the Lord for over thirty years. But like everyone else his story began at the foot of the cross. On a recent edition of Trinity Broadcasting Network’s “Praise the Lord” show, Carlos recalled to TBN host Dwight Thompson how he came to faith in Christ while he was in the Navy. It happened through the efforts of a tenacious young man named Roy on the same ship Carlos was serving on.
“Obviously the Holy Spirit used Roy to target me,” recalled Carlos. “For the longest time he would continuously share Jesus with me, and I was a pure, bona fide heathen. But week after week, month after month, Roy stuck with me. Even in the chow line in the ship he would always be behind me, tapping me on the shoulder, inviting me to go to church. So finally I just got so fed up and tired of it that finally I said to him, ‘Roy, let’s make a deal. I’ll go to church with you this coming Sunday, but after that you will never again tell me about Jesus, and you will never again invite me to go to church.”
Watch this awesome TBN video to find out what happened to Carlos Sarmiento when he went to church with Roy that Sunday.
Tullian Tchividjian, grandson of Dr. Billy Graham and pastor of famed Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, spoke about the “radicality” of grace on a recent edition of Trinity Broadcasting Network’s “Praise the Lord” ministry and talk show, hosted by Matthew Crouch and Laurie Crouch.
Noting that grace is not of this world, but straight from the throne of God, Pastor Tullian said that “grace isn’t some new app that we simply put into our old operating system. It’s a brand new operating system. God uses His law to dismantle the old operating system and show us that it doesn’t work. Then He replaces that operating system with an operating system of grace.”
He pointed out how offensive such a system is to the world. “We don’t like to be told what to do. We don’t like the law. The law offends us because it tells us what to do. But grace offends us even more because it tells us that there is nothing we can do. In fact, it’s already been done. And for people who like to build their world on merit and achievement, that’s offensive.”
This short TBN video will help build your faith in God’s grace!