All-American kid from Christian home became an addict, lived on a couch, then God intervened to save his life

By Mark Ellis

He grew up in a Christian home with loving parents, but something went terribly wrong in his teen years that caused a slow but steady descent into addiction. Then God sent a powerful dream about hell that awakened him to his need for change.

“They were great parents to me,” says Billy Miller. “I knew the truth of the …

Worship saved John Piper’s marriage

By Mark Ellis

He is one of the most influential pastors, authors, and theologians in America. Recently he shocked an interviewer by revealing that he and his wife had deep struggles in their marriage, but corporate worship played a decisive role in changing John Piper’s attitude toward his wife.

“I think I’m still married because of corporate worship,” Piper told Pastor C.J. Mahaney …

Witch in Baptist Bible study finally saw the light

By Justin Berry

Brian Harrell and his wife, Becky have persevered in their outreach to the 300,000 Makhuwa Nahara people in villages that dot the shores of Mozambique along the Indian Ocean.

These hamlets are so remote they are best reached by boat. Since 2004, the Harrells have steered their small wooden vessel through coastal waters to bring the Gospel to the …

Francis Chan: Don’t waste your life; help complete the Great Commission

By Mark Ellis

Noted author and preacher Francis Chan urged believers not to waste their lives on fruitless pursuits, but to join with him and others focused on planting churches among the remaining unreached people groups of the world.

“We have to mobilize to get the Gospel to these people,” Chan declared at the Finishing the Task conference December 8th at Saddleback …

Survivor held Bible during Colombian soccer team air crash, had prophetic dream the night before

By Mark Ellis

One of the few survivors of a crash involving a Brazilian soccer team’s charter flight to Medellin was holding his Bible and reading Psalm 63 at the time of the crash.

Helio Neto, 31, was one of six survivors of the crash, which claimed the lives of 71 people, including many players and staff from the Chapecoense team from …

Muslim woman bitten by deadly snake, but Jesus brought healing after a powerful dream

By Mark Ellis

Hajira* was raised in a prominent, loving, Muslim family in the Middle East. Her father is one of the top religious authorities of the state, an enforcer of Sharia law.

“We all were strict in Sharia law and the religious practices,” Hajira told Bibles4Mideast.

Her brother commanded a militant group “protecting” Islam and taking immediate action against its enemies. He …

How God answered Francis Chan’s ‘ridiculous’ prayer for a son-in-law


By Mark Ellis

Many Christian parents have prayed for their children to meet and marry another Christian – preferably a faith-filled, sold-out follower of Jesus.

But when noted author and preacher Francis Chan was impressed by a young man involved with his ministry, he lifted up a bold, audacious matchmaking prayer and God answered in a way that confounded Francis himself.

Israeli scientists may have found cure for HIV/AIDS

By Brandon Montes

The deadly AIDS virus, which has outwitted the world’s researchers for decades, may soon see its demise, thanks to a new drug being tested in Israel.

Scientists from Hebrew University in Jerusalem found that the experimental drug Gammora reduced the virus count by 97 percent in test tubes, various news outlets reported.

“We want to invent new mechanisms we hope …

Strange storm cloud protected Israel’s army from ISIS attack

By Trina Gratton

A massive cloud of dust and rain served as a hedge of protection between Israeli troops and ISIS near the Syrian border, potentially saving many lives.

The unusual storm December 1st was such a strange sight that some observers attributed the meteorological phenomenon to divine intervention, according to a video posted by Israel News Online.

“That’s God!” one Facebook commentator …

John Glenn’s faith grew stronger in space


By Mark Ellis

As an American astronaut he gained heroic stature when he became the first man to orbit the earth aboard Friendship 7 in 1962. Previously, he won five Distinguished Flying Crosses in World War II, and years later went on to become a U.S. Senator from Ohio.

Perhaps less well known is that he was a man of deep Christian faith. Yesterday, …

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