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What If Jesus Didn’t Rise from the Dead?

post by Daniel Kolenda on April 20th, 2014

Lately I’ve been hearing from the atheist/agnostic/skeptic that faith may be rejected on the grounds that it is simply belief without evidence and therefore irrational. On one point I agree – unfounded belief may be quite irrational. It is on this basis that we reject an infinite number of silly notions (i.e. the flying spaghetti monster or the Easter bunny).

But I do not accept the premise that the Christian faith is unfounded. If anyone asks you to believe in something for which there is no evidence, you have every right to reject it! The scripture does not ask you to put your faith in something without evidence. In fact, here Paul gives us a falsifiable criterion upon which everything rises or falls. If this one point of the Christian faith is not true – you can throw the whole thing out!

 
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BROKEN

April 18th, 2014
 

I wrote and recorded this song several years ago (yes, I used to be a worship minister:-) It’s set to powerful scenes from the Passion of the Christ. It will bless you in a special way today. Please share this with someone who needs to be reminded of the incredible price Jesus paid for them.Happy Good Friday everyone.

 
 
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The Real NOAH

April 6th, 2014
 

There’s been a lot of chatter in the evangelical social media world lately about the recent film Noah. Some have asked for my thoughts about Noah. My response…I LOVE Noah. No…Im not talking about the movie, Im talking about the real guy from the Bible. He is one of the heroes listed in the Hall of Fame of Faith in Hebrews 11. Im tempted to write a series of articles about Noah over the next few days because the implications of this story are far more profound than most people realize. But first, you need to see this video. No, I did not create this in response to the Noah movie, but the timing couldn’t be better. I created it with my media team a couple months back for my multi-media enhanced teaching series based on my book LIVE Before You Die….

 
 
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Standing Room Only in the Porsche Arena!

February 22nd, 2014
 

I just returned from the Porsche Arena in Stuttgart Germany, which was overflowing (ground floor was standing room only!), packed with over 7,000 young people hungry for God.

My hosts here are Pastor Peter Wenz and his wife Sabine – one of Germany, and indeed Europe’s most influential leaders. Many years ago, their church (Gospel Forum) started holding small meetings a couple times per year called, “Holy Spirit Night.” These meetings have now grown to some of the largest in the nation! (…Continued)

 
 
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A Historic Meeting – Maseru, Lesotho

January 26th, 2014
 

This has been a very special and historic day here in the national stadium in Maseru, Lesotho. Those of you who are familiar with CfaN’s history will immediately recognize the name of this small country, landlocked by South Africa, as the one where Evangelist Bonnke began his ministry in Africa as a young evangelist with a small family, fresh from Germany. This is where he received the vision of a “blood washed Africa” and where he heard the Holy Spirit cry, “Africa shall be saved.” This tiny nation, with less than 2-million inhabitants, has played such an important role in the history of CfaN and for this reason it holds a special place in our hearts.

Our host for the Campaign was an amazing man by the name of Michael Kolisang. He was Evangelist Bonnke’s first convert here in Lesotho. He received Christ as a young man on a street corner where Evangelist Bonnke was playing the accordion and preaching. Evangelist Bonnke told him that day, “I see the hand of God upon your life.” Today Michael Kolisang is one of the top bishops in the whole country and a spiritual father in the nation. His churches are exploding with growth. When I arrived yesterday, he took me straight from the airport to a“ground-breaking” ceremony for another new church they are building. It’s amazing to see how God has blessed. (…Continued)

 
 
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The Decision Card Count is In: Yaoundé Cameroon

January 21st, 2014
 

The count of returned decision cards from Yaoundé Cameroon is in: 363,940 people responded to the Gospel receiving Jesus Christ as Savior over the four days of meetings! Praise the Lord! They have now been entered into the follow up system where local churches are actively working to disciple them and make disciples. Thank you for your prayers and gifts that made this possible!

 
 
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Exalting Jesus – Yaounde, Cameroon – Day 4

December 15th, 2013
 

300,000 people attended tonight’s final meeting here in Yaounde, Cameroon. The chairman of the crusade opened the meeting with a farewell speech for our team. He said that they have always known Reinhard Bonnke as a man who did not exalt himself, but Jesus Christ and he said that we had continued in the same way. To me it was the greatest compliment, that the ministry and the preaching had exalted Christ. This is our goal and a true measure of any ministry’s success. (…Continued)

 
 
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The Chaos We Prayed for! – Yaoundé, Cameroon – Day 3

December 14th, 2013
 

This morning the Fire Conference came to a climax as Peter van den Berg preached the final message. The overwhelming hunger of the delegates was tangible and the Holy Spirit fell upon them in power! At the end, when it was time to leave, we went to the car but it was locked. “Where is the driver?” I asked, “He’s on the ground under the power of the Holy Spirit!” We had to take a different vehicle back to the hotel, but we were not upset. This is the chaos we prayed for. (…Continued)

 
 
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Jésus! – Yaoundé, Cameroon – Day 2

December 13th, 2013
 

Another amazing meeting has just come to a close here in Yaoundé, Cameroon. Tonight I preached on the blood of Jesus and we broke every curse in Jesus’ name. Many thousands received Christ and mighty miracles happened. Many cripples were healed, including one lady who had been on crutches for 27 years!
At the very end, one young lady came forward who had been totally deaf in both ears for 18 years! Tonight, during the corporate prayer for the sick, her right ear suddenly popped open. She came forward to give her testimony, but her brother told me that her left ear was still deaf. I always love when this happens, because it gives us an opportunity to demonstrate the power of the God right before everyone’s eyes. I told her to plug her right ear (the one that had been previously healed). (…Continued)

 
 
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Dancing Mamas – Yaoundé, Cameroon – Day 1

December 13th, 2013
 

Tonight our Gospel Crusade here in the city of Yaoundé, Cameroon began with a surge! 110,000 people attended the opening service – a striking indication that we are in for a dynamic week.

I’ve attached a link to little video we took with a mobile phone of the people repeating after me the text for tonight’s message, Romans 10:13, “Everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord will be saved.” (http://youtu.be/11-wmrPiak8) You will hear how they shout it with such enthusiasm and fervor. What a joy it is to preach to these precious people. When the “altar call” was given, the response was overwhelming. A mighty harvest took place tonight. (…Continue)

 
 
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The Decision Card Count is In: Accra, Ghana

November 25th, 2013
 

What a wonderful report we’ve received from Ghana where our campaign was just held in the capital city of Accra. 258,529 decision cardswere returned over four days of evangelistic meetings! Now we pray for the local churches working with the new converts to make disciples.

Thank you for standing shoulder to shoulder with us soul-winning work. Heaven is rejoicing!