Body of Christ (Page 14)

How are we to be the Body of Christ? What does it look like in everyday life? We need to have knowledge of the scripture, the right relationships with God, believers, and non-believers, and we need to remember the persecuted.

Nicholas Raymond, https://www.flickr.com/photos/80497449@N04/ ALGERIA Algeria ranks #32 on the World Watch List and is the focus of our prayers this week. In 2006, Ordinance 06-03 was introduced.  It restricts the exercise of any religion other than Islam.  Therefore, it is also illegal to evangelize there.   Christians are less than 1%Continue Reading

“And to know that there are people in this world who are persecuted because of their faith should be a warning — to you who live in freedom — to become better, stronger Christians, and a spur to demonstrating your own faith as you confront the difficulties of your ownContinue Reading

Let’s Send a Birthday Surprise!!! Hello everyone.  As I was researching today, I found that Kenneth Bae’s 42nd birthday is tomorrow.  He will be spending it in a North Korea labor camp.  He was sentenced to 15 years hard labor for his faith.  You can read about his story here.Continue Reading

So much is going on in Nigeria that I had to find a way to break it down in a way that wasn’t overwhelming.  Daily, there are attacks by Boko Haram on Christians.  It is overwhelming.  The military is of little help.  Many times they abandon the area before theContinue Reading

Exploding shells are destroying homes and churches in the Donetsk region, where Ukrainian security forces and pro-Russian rebels have been battling for control since March.(Image, caption courtesy Christian Aid) As if the crisis in Ukraine wasn’t complicated enough, Christians are being caught in the crossfire.  The separatists (the ones thatContinue Reading

Persecution that is rarely covered in the Western media is happening in China.  In Zhejiang province, the government has been trying to take crosses off the churches.  These churches are the few that are allowed to operate in China. Christians have been standing vigil every day/night to ensure that theirContinue Reading