When we view the current state of the world, we quickly realize that the world does not need more man-made agendas, programs, revivals, or church building projects. What the world is in desperate need of are people who will partner with God in prayer.
God has a pattern of choosing the people whom the world would never choose. For instance, take Ishmael. God chose him even though his birth was not in line with God's plan for Abraham and Sarah. But Ishmael is the perfect example that the circumstances of one's birth do not affect who one is, or how God sees His creation. On two separate occasions, God sent an angel to Hagar, Ishmael's mother, and prophesied a blessing on his life.
On July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress met in Philadelphia and accepted the final draft of an important document, the Declaration of Independence, which declares that ALL men are created equal and have basic rights given by God. The purpose of having a governmental institution is to protect those basic rights, which Thomas Jefferson defined as life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
What does it mean to be a disciple of Christ? In simple terms, it means to be a follower or student of a leader or philosopher. To be a disciple of Christ means we study His life on earth and try our best to imitate it. Christianity is really that simple—look at Christ and follow His example. However, after one reading of the Gospels, we quickly discover living a life like Christ is impossible in our own strength.
Many of us will celebrate Father’s Day by honoring beloved fathers or men who are father figures in our lives. Traditionally, we’ll honor these men by presenting them with gifts and sentimental cards. Some of us may even have cookouts and family gatherings. This day is a great opportunity for us to recognize and remember the importance of fatherhood.
The Night of Power this year is Friday, May 31. Please pray with us that Muslims around the world will encounter Jesus as they pray on this special night of Ramadan. Learn more about this special night and how you can pray for the salvation of Muslims in this special article we are sharing on the blog.