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!
On a recent edition of Trinity Broadcasting Network’s “Praise the Lord” ministry and talk show, hosts Matthew Crouch and Laurie Crouch talked about the importance of trusting God when life is difficult and filled with testing. “God is with you no matter where you are,” Laurie Crouch told the TBN audience. No matter what your circumstance, no matter where you find yourself tonight, God knows all about it.”
Laurie emphasized that “we all have trouble. We all face circumstances that go against what we think should happen in our lives. We all think that being a Christian means that everything is supposed to be nice and smooth. But when God steps into your mess, changes your life, and challenges you in the middle of your trouble, that will really make the difference in your future. You may ask, ‘Why do I have to go through this? What purpose does it serve?’ And the answer is so that God’s power can be manifest in your life and circumstances. That’s how He gets you to trust Him.”
This powerful and practical TBN video is one you’ll want to share with family and friends!
On Sunday June 22nd Matthew Crouch and Laurie Crouch hosted British singing sensation Susan Boyle on a special edition of Trinity Broadcasting Network’s Praise the Lord music and talk show.
There are very few people who haven’t heard the amazing story of this unassuming woman who took Simon Cowell and Britain’s Got Talent by storm in 2009. (If you somehow missed it, Click Here to see Susan’s moving performance and discovery on the British talent show.)
Since that night she has gone from living a quiet life in a small Scottish village to singing for Queen Elizabeth, selling over twenty million albums, and performing on television and before sold-out audiences all over the world.
It didn’t come easily, however, as Susan related to Matthew, Laurie, and the TBN audience. In fact, Susan recalled that she actually auditioned on Britain’s Got Talent a dozen times without success. But she decided to try one more audition for “a bit of a laugh” — and this time she completely disarmed Simon and his panel of incredulous judges, along with a studio audience that turned from ridicule to wild cheers and approval as they heard her angelic voice.
Susan Boyle’s incredible story — of overcoming difficult circumstances, adversity, and even a disability to become a successful and loved singer — is inspiring individuals the world over to follow their God-given dreams and to never give up!
Watch Susan Boyle’s sit-down interview with TBN’s Matthew and Laurie Crouch. It will truly inspire you and make you believe in God’s goodness and blessing!
And watch Susan’s unforgettable TBN Praise the Lord performance of the inspirational classic “You Raise Me Up,” as well as her rendition of “I Dreamed a Dream” — the song that made her an instant global household name.