Sunday morning for me means church. It is a time a can I reach closer to my spiritual self, renew my faith and “get my praise on”. I bask in the blessings of the past week and pray for guidance to meet challenges for the upcoming week. When I cannot attend I switch on the remote to “Bedside Baptist.Church”. There are many religious programs from which to choose. I seek out programs that can deliver online or on television the closest to the fellowship,power and praise I receive when I go to church. Televangelism have been going through changes as rapidly as the world has changed. Some of their methods and dogma have removed the reverence , joy from the worship process. Modern evangelist tend to stretch the doctrine around elements of the world to “meet the people at their need” instead of embracing the power,fire and riches of faith. If you can’t make it to church and need that “word” to help get you through your hectic week, I recommend these “Bedside Baptist Church” evangelists.
1)Bishop T.D. Jakes, T. D. Jakes Ministries
Bishop T. D. Jakes of the Potter ‘s House Internet Church provides a complete Christian service experience including gospel music, invitation and benediction. Bishop Jakes is an old school preacher with an updated message to serve the masses. His sermons are charismatic spirit filled lessons that apply to daily life. He provides relevant and informative scriptural references. He preaches as he teaches as he inspires.
2)Creflo Dollar, Creflo Dollar Ministries
Creflo Dollar of the World Changers Church International takes the word and turns it into motivation. I have visited his church and noticed the plethora of men actively involved in his ministry. He gives a relate-able real world message. He speaks about job dilemmas, marriage ,finance and family. Although critics dismiss his message as a prosperity ministry ,his gives sensible advice and breaks down financial practices in everyday terms.
3)Joel Osteen, Joel Osteen Ministries
He has been condemned for being too happy ,too optimistic and a biblical lightweight . Osteen’s preaching style is often called “gospel-lite “. His uplifting sermons are a welcome respite to all the horrible news in the 24 hour news cycle. It is refreshing to hear that there is still redemption and good in mankind. Osteen tells stories of survival and grace with the power of God. Lakewood Church is a cavernous monolith with over 10,000 members . Yet, when he speaks it is as if he is speaking directly to you.
4)Gloria Copeland , Kenny Copeland Ministries
Gloria Copeland’s bible study is phenomenal . She breaks down the scripture and gives it a fresh anointing . There are many scriptures and teachings I am familiar with but she expands and and goes deep into the word. It helps you to appreciate and understand Christian beliefs on healing, and salvation. Everything about life is in the bible . It is amazing how human suffering, joy and relationships haven not changed much in 2000 years. She teaches not only that Jesus Saves, but why and how.
5)Jimmy Swaggart, Jimmy Swaggart Ministries
Jimmy Swaggart Family Worship Center on SonLife Network incorporates all genres of gospel music. It feels like church. BET gospel robs its audience when it comes to good gospel music. The programming often does not match the guide,they have numerous repeats and a ridiculous amount of commercials . Jimmy Swaggart gives you music, solos, choirs and non-stop praise and worship