Prayer Focus Update is a monthly information bulletin with up-to-date news on the persecuted Church to help Christians pray for their suffering brothers and sisters. You can use this for prayer groups, your own information, and for inclusion in church magazines. It is available in various formats on the Barnabas Aid website or can be sent through … More Pray for the Persecuted Church – January 2023
Naida and I woke up to brisk 14* temps as we are visiting Amarillo, TX this Christmas. We wanted to thank all our followers and wish them and their families a very Merry Christmas and the Happiest and most profitable New Year. CHRIST IS THE REASON FOR EVERY SEASON Some Lite Reading 😊 Even in … More Christmas 2022
Over 400 years ago, the Pilgrims sailed the Mayflower to the New World, seeking religious freedom. And after a difficult first year in America, the surviving Pilgrims gave thanks and feasted, joined by about 90 Native Americans. The Pilgrims were neither the first nor the last group to come to America to make a new life and … More Is Religious Freedom Discrimination?
. Oral Argument Prep for the Supreme Court . Wyoming Ministry Protects Its Freedom to Hire . California Pushes Assisted Suicide, Christian Physicians Object . Roe v. Wade Has Been Overturned. What Happens Now? . Religious Freedom Guide
First Up: TREES AND LEAVES: CREATION KIDS ACTIVITY PAGE Trees and most plants use sunlight to make their own food in a process called photosynthesis. This word is the combination of “photo,” which means light, and “synthesis,” which means putting together. Since humans and many animals eat plants, photosynthesis is very important for life on Earth! … More Can Scripture Be Trusted? | This Week at ICR #95
Veterans Day is worth celebrating – READ MORE On Veterans Day, Reflect on Why America Is Worth Fighting For How This Air Force Veteran Gives Back to Fellow Veterans . *History of Veterans Day . *Veterans Day “In test & trial, we instinctively turn to God for courage”-Eisenhower – American Minute with Bill Federer . … More VETERANS DAY 2022
by William Boekestein In 1754 Benjamin Franklin published a cartoon called “Join or Die.” It pictured a snake cut into eights representing the British colonies in the New World. Franklin argued that unless the colonies formed one body they would never be able to resist the powerful threat of the French and their Indian allies… … More Why Should I Join a Church?
EPHESIANS 1 Chapter CONTEXT from MHCC: In this chapter we have, I. The introduction to the whole epistle, which is much the same as in others (v. 1, 2). II. The apostle’s thanksgivings and praises to God for his inestimable blessings bestowed on the believing Ephesians (v. 3-14). III. His earnest prayers to God in … More Sunday Sermon Series – 11/06/2022
By Patrick Slyman Today, I’m writing to my fellow expositors out there—men who have dedicated their lives to mining the riches of God’s Word, who have committed themselves to drawing their people to the text of Scripture, and who rest on the Spirit to take their lisping words and change their people’s hearts. READ … More Preaching and Criticism: How Does the Expositor Remain Faithful to His Calling
(This Breakpoint is republished from 8.2.21.) Recently, a denominational leader said to me that the best thing that the Church could do to handle the challenges of this cultural moment would be to “stay in its lane.” That the so-called “culture wars” have been grueling, and the Church is primarily called to spread the Gospel. That when it comes … More The Church’s Lane Is the Whole Cosmos