It’s a holiday throughout the Muslim world. It’s Dhu al-Hijjah, the last month of the Islamic calendar. Hundreds of thousands of pilgrims are in Mecca, the most holy city in Islam. Young and old, rich and poor, male and female, they all wear white robes as a symbol of purity and equality. Pilgrims recite the…

Dear Sir, Thanks for writing. I am thankful you are prayerfully and lovingly looking out for your daughter and son-in-law, and by extension all of us. There are certainly momentous changes going on in Egypt right now. We are watching very carefully. One eye takes in the physical dangers, risks, and developments, while the other…

Matthew 8:19-20 Then a teacher of the law came to him and said, “Teacher, I will follow you wherever you go.” Jesus replied, “Foxes have dens and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head.”  Today was supposed to be an average day. My plans for the morning…

by Mark Renfroe, Area Director for the Arabian Gulf, Middle East, and North Africa, Assemblies of God World Missions From time to time, my work brings me into contact with stories of Christian in the Arab world who face persecution for sharing their faith. This week, I heard the story again, but this time it…

by Matt Sprenger, Chi Alpha Campus Pastor, Fairmont State Univ., Fairmont, WV I wasn’t raised a Christian, but since childhood I’ve had a mental portrait of Jesus – his looks (long flowing hair, well-manicured beard and skin, blond hair, blue eyes) and character (tender, gentle teacher). After serving the Lord for 22 years and spending…

If indeed my flesh does die, who will then begin to rise? If indeed my flesh I kill, what hearts will His Gospel fill? If indeed I lay me down, who will grow up from that ground? If my seed I give my king, wondrous harvest will He bring? If “I fear,” to Him I…

READ: Exodus 19-21, Psalm 24, Matthew 24, Acts 24 We Fear so We Don’t Fear The paradoxes of God are His graces, for they enable our limited understandings to wrestle with His immeasurable transcendence. God’s ways are so far above our ways, theory is not sufficient for comprehension – we must experience the paradoxes of…

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