Justin Bieber and Hillsong pastor Carl Lentz hangout during break from Purpose World Tour

Hillsong NYC church Pastor Carl Lentz is pictured with Justin Bieber
Hillsong NYC church Pastor Carl Lentz (left) is pictured with Justin Bieber in a photo shared by Pastor Judah Smith on Instagram.(Photo: Instagram/Judah Smith)

Justin Bieber was spotted Monday in New York bonding with his favorite pastor Carl Lentz while on break from his Purpose World Tour. The two were joined by the minister’s wife, Laura, for lunch at the exclusive members-only SoHo House hotel. They then went out for an afternoon of shopping.

The trio appeared completely relaxed in their casual clothes. Bieber wore an all-black attire, consisting of a shirt, hoodie, and athletic shorts matched with dark-rimmed glasses and white rubber shoes. Lentz was also in black from his hoodie that was over an undershirt, to the dark leggings paired with camouflage shorts.

Friends for 10 Years – Talk All the Time

The two were introduced 10 years ago by pastor Judah Smith which marked the start of a long friendship. Bieber began attending church at Hillsong, New York where Lentz preaches. The church’s club vibe and 11-piece rock band had been attracting athletes, actors and other celebrities.

Bieber had found a kinship with the 49-year-old “hipster pastor” whose body ink and leather jacket make him look more like a rock star or a cool guy at the record store than the head of a Pentecostal church. In 2015, Lentz baptized the singer, who said “I want to know Jesus” after being immersed in water. Lentz once described his relationship with Bieber as “regular friends who talk all the time.”  Continue reading…christianitytoday.com

Pastor Carl Lentz on Baptizing Justin Bieber: “A Pretty Special Moment” | OWN

Hillsong Church New York: Pastor Carl Lentz tells Oprah Winfrey the story of how he baptized pop star Justin Bieber in NBA star Tyson Chandler’s bathtub.

 

Iowa: 3 survivors of Tanzania bus crash that killed 32 arrive in U.S.

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Samaritan’s Purse (BGEA): Three schoolchildren from Tanzania who were injured in a horrific bus crash that killed 29 of their classmates, two teachers and a bus driver arrived Monday afternoon in Sioux City, Iowa, where a heartland Christian ministry volunteered to finance their treatment and recovery.

 

Cee Harmon’s insight:

Franklin Graham’s humanitarian Christian group Samaritan’s Purse responded after STEMM, the Siouxland Tanzania Educational Medical Ministries, promised to help the three children, who were suffering from a wide range of broken bones and other injuries.

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Entertainment Lawyer on a Mission to Help Foster Kids

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Miles Cooley, orphaned at 5, is a high-end lawyer. Now with his friend lobbyist Duncan McFetridge he comes to Sacramento to advocate for foster kids.

 

Cee Harmon’s insight:

Miles Cooley’s mother had him when she was 17 in 1969, and fell in with a tough crowd, bikers. She’d leave for days at a time. One day he came home, and “she was lying on the floor dead.” She had overdosed. He was 5.

In 2010, he lobbied for a bill backed by his friend John Burton, the former Senate president pro tem who created a foundation to help foster children, that requires the state to care for foster kids until they turn 21. That was a major advance.

See also: What Can the Church Do to Care for Modern Day Orphans

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Olympic Gold Medalist Carly Patterson Thanks God for Answering Her Prayers

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Olympic gold medalist Carly Patterson is thanking God for answering her prayers after years of struggling to conceive a child with her husband Mark Caldwell.

 

Cee Harmon’s insight:

Carly Patterson said, “Thankfully, God has answered our prayers and Baby Caldwell is due October 2017! Mark and I could not be more overjoyed for our little miracle and we cannot wait to start this journey of parenthood!”

See also: Pope Francis – 2017 Time 100 List

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Pastor Rick Warren: “Learn How To Overcome Your Failures Through God’s Mercy”

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http://ift.tt/2pQsC0M — Because we’re imperfect people that live in an imperfect world, we all experience failure in life…

 

Cee Harmon’s insight:

Pastor Rick Warren discusses how God’s mercy helps us overcome and move through our failures. In this message, you will also discover the answer to three key questions: What causes personal failure? What should I do when I fail? And what does Jesus do when I fail?

See also: Pastor Rick Warren – Saddleback Church Channel on Elevate Christian Network

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Kristi Watts Ministries – How to Discover Your True Purpose in Life

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Do you want to know your purpose in life? Check it out. http://ift.tt/2onlJWD

 

Cee Harmon’s insight:

According to Kristi Watts, “Whatever God has equipped us with whether it’s the gift of talking, the gift of singing, the gift of giving, the gift of cooking, the gift of just being kind, the gift of being an encourager, use what God has given you and use it to serve others”.

She references Holy Bible scriptures Matthew 25: 14-30, which is “The Parable of the Talents”.

See also: Kristi Watts Ministries Inspirational Channel on Elevate Christian Network

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Tim Tebow Foundation’s Service in the Philippines

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Check out the EXCLUSIVE inside look at TTF serving in the Philippines with Tim Tebow. Tim Tebow embarked on a trip to the Philippines that included stops …“

 

Cee Harmon’s insight:

TTF Mission: To bring Faith, Hope and Love to those needing a brighter day in their darkest hour of need. The Foundation utilizes the public platform that God has blessed Tim Tebow with to inspire and make a difference in peoples lives throughout the world.

Tim Tebow’s outreach ministry initiatives included his first visit to the Tebow CURE Hospital since its official grand opening in May, 2015.

See also: Former NFL QB Tim Tebow Dream Girl: “Someone Who Loves Jesus”

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