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Central Asia: Christians Under Mounting Pressure

Jan 30, 2007

As religious liberty for churches in Central Asia deteriorates, some common trends are evident. Governments are increasingly negative about Christian outreach, especially amongst the Muslim population, and want to control it more or stop it completely. They fear tensions may escalate where the numb

Micah Challenge Prayer, January 26, 2007

Jan 26, 2007

Welcome! We hope you will enjoy using these reflections with us! Reflection How can we use significant events as opportunities to demonstrate to the nation that as the body of Christ we are sacrificially addressing the issues of poverty, ignorance and HIV/AIDS? Reflecting on John 13:1-17 and lookin

Modeling Sacrificial Service by L. Temfwe

Jan 26, 2007

Martin Luther King, Winston Churchill and Nelson Mandela are among the great leaders who used their power of oratory to win and inspire followers. Consider our leaders speeches in the last two weeks in light of the events-Worlds AIDS Day, The National Library Week, and The UN Day against Corruption

Christians Under Mounting Pressure

Jan 26, 2007

As religious liberty for churches in Central Asia deteriorates, some common trends are evident. Governments are increasingly negative about Christian outreach, especially amongst the Muslim population, and want to control it more or stop it completely. They fear tensions may escalate where the numb

Micah Challenge Prayer, January 19, 2007

Jan 22, 2007

Welcome! We hope you will enjoy using these reflections with us!Reflection Can the rich be saved? This weeks\' reflection is trying to answer this question by looking at the story of Zacchaeus; it is taken from the new African Bible Commentary which is written by African Theologians and produced in

The Rich Man Reformed (Africa Bible Commentary)

Jan 22, 2007

Luke 19:1-10 Reproduced from Africa Bible Commentary (published by Zondervan (2006)) with kind permission from the publishers. Jesus’ encounter with the rich ruler (18:18-30) had prompted the question ‘Who then can be saved?’ (18:26) or more particu

Russia: Churches Saw Growth and Difficulties in 2006

Jan 22, 2007

The churches in modern Russia can be grouped generally as follows: * The highly influential Russian Orthodox Church of Moscow Patriarchate (ROC MP) is the church recognised by both the government and most of the people. It is statistically large with 70 per cent of the population saying they belong

Micah Challenge Reflection - Deborah and Justice

Jan 22, 2007

The story of Deborah only takes two chapters in the Bible, in the book of Judges, but she makes an impact. Her story – the victory of God’s people over Canaan - can help us see how we can have victory in the fight against poverty and injustice. Deborah is a prophet and a jud

Micah Challenge Prayer, Jan. 12, 2007

Jan 22, 2007

Welcome! We hope you will enjoy using these reflections with us! Reflection Drawing on the story of the prophetess Deborah, Amanda Jackson, coordinator of Micah Challenge , comments that Micah Challenge is more than a human “battle” against poverty. It is a spiritual battle for Godly

Iran: Seduction and Persecution of the Church

Jan 16, 2007

According to the Shia Islam of Iran, in the end times the Muslim prophet Jesus will return with the Imam Mahdi, the hidden 12th Imam - the Shiite Messiah. The Shiite Jesus will worship the Imam Mahdi and lead the final jihad. As it says in the Quran, \'. . . and on the Day of Resurrection he [Jesus]