Month: February 2016

WEEKLY MEDITATION 29 FEBRUARY -6 MARCH 2016

As you begin this week we ask that you meditate on the following scriptures and how they apply to your life and your growing relationship with the Lord.

Father, we ask that you help us understand your word through guidance of the Holy Spirit, and open our hearts and minds so that we may incorporate your guidance and will into our lives for your glory.

– Amen

Worship is the “thank you” that refuses to be silenced…..

“God our Savior…wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth” (1 Timothy 2:3-4)

“For he says, “in the time of my favor I heard you, and in the day of salvation I helped you” I tell you, now is the time for God’s favor, now is the day of salvation” (2 Corinthians 6:2)

“He saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit” (Titus 3:5)

Genocide Against Christians

As a ministry who strives to raise the level of awareness and education of persecuted Christians around the world, we need your help.

The United Nations Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide defines “genocide” as killing and certain acts “committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group.”

Extensive and irrefutable evidence supports a finding that the so-called Islamic State’s mistreatment of Iraqi and Syrian Christians, as well as Yazidis and other vulnerable minorities, meets this definition. This evidence includes:

  • assassinations of Church leaders
  • mass murders and deportations
  • torture
  • kidnapping for ransom
  • sexual enslavement and systematic rape of girls and women
  • forcible conversions to Islam
  • destruction of Christian churches, monasteries, cemeteries, and artifacts

ISIS’s own public statements take “credit” for the murder of Christians precisely because they are Christian and express its intent to wholly eradicate Christian and other minority communities from its “Islamic State.” Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill noted in their historic joint statement that “whole families, villages and cities of our brothers and sisters in Christ are being completely exterminated.”

The European Parliament, prominent members of both political parties in the United States, including presidential candidates on both sides, Pope Francis, the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom, groups such as Genocide Watch, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and American Christian leaders of a broad array of faith traditions, along with the Christian leaders of Iraq and Syria themselves, and many others, have called ISIS’s actions against Christians in Iraq and Syria genocide.

We humbly ask that you sign the petition organized by the Knights of Columbus and the Defense of Christians to help force the United States Department of State and Secretary of State John Kerry to designate the Islamic State’s (ISIS or ISIL) systematic killing of Christians and members of other religious minority groups in the Middle East as “genocide” and pray for persecuted Christians around the world.

Please click here to learn more and sign the petition. 

Humbly in Christ, we thank you.

WEEKLY MEDITATION 22-28 FEBRUARY 2016

As you begin this week we ask that you meditate on the following scriptures and how they apply to your life and your growing relationship with the Lord.

Father, we ask that you help us understand your word through guidance of the Holy Spirit, and open our hearts and minds so that we may incorporate your guidance and will into our lives for your glory.

– Amen

Worship is the “thank you” that refuses to be silenced…..

“So the Lord knows how to save those who serve him when troubles come…” (2 Peter 2:9)

“Be strong in the Lord and in his great power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can fight agains the devil’s tricks. Our fight is not against people on earth but against the rulers and authorities and the power of this world’s darkness, against the spiritual powers of evil in the heavenly world” (Ephesians 6:10-12)

“If you think you are strong, you should be careful not to fall. The only temptation that has come to you is that which everyone has. But you can trust God, who will not permit you to be tempted more than you can stand.But when you are tempted, he will also give you a way to escape so that you will be able to standing it. (1 Corinthians 10:12-13)

WEEKLY MEDITATION 15-21 FEBRUARY 2016

As you begin this week we ask that you meditate on the following scriptures and how they apply to your life and your growing relationship with the Lord.

Father, we ask that you help us understand your word through guidance of the Holy Spirit, and open our hearts and minds so that we may incorporate your guidance and will into our lives for your glory.

– Amen

Worship is the “thank you” that refuses to be silenced…..

“As God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. (Colossians 3:12)

“For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self – control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love. (2 Peter 1:5-7)

“Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you” (Ephesians 4:32)

WEEKLY MEDITATION 8-14 February 2016

As you begin this week we ask that you meditate on the following scriptures and how they apply to your life and your growing relationship with the Lord.

Father, we ask that you help us understand your word through guidance of the Holy Spirit, and open our hearts and minds so that we may incorporate your guidance and will into our lives for your glory.

– Amen

Worship is the “thank you” that refuses to be silenced…..

“Come to me, all of you who are tired and have heavy loads, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28)

“Come, let us talk about these things. Though your sins are like scarlet, They can be as white as snow. Though your sins are deep red, They can be white like wool” (Isaiah 1:18)

“Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink. If anyone believes in me, rivers of living water will flow out from that person’s heart” (John 7:37-38)

WEEKLY MEDITATION 1-6 FEBRUARY 2016

As you begin this week we ask that you meditate on the following scriptures and how they apply to your life and your growing relationship with the Lord.

Father, we ask that you help us understand your word through guidance of the Holy Spirit, and open our hearts and minds so that we may incorporate your guidance and will into our lives for your glory.

– Amen

Worship is the “thank you” that refuses to be silenced…..

“Since we have been made right with God by our faith, we have peace with God. This happened through our Lord Jesus Christ, who has brought us into that blessing of God’s grace that we now enjoy. And we are happy because of the hope we have of sharing God’s glory” (Romans 5:1-2)

“The wicked should stop doing wrong, and they should stop their evil thoughts. They should return to the Lord so he may have mercy on them. They should come to our God, because he will freely forgive them” (Isaiah 55:7)

“This is what God told us: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. Whoever has the Son has life, but whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life” (1 John 5:11-12)