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The church's role in politics, pt. 2

Romans 12 and 13 show how church and state are different in the way they treat wrongdoers. In Romans 12 Paul exhorts Christians to “Bless those who persecute you…Do not repay anyone evil for evil…Do not take revenge, my friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written, ‘It is mine to avenge; […] Continue reading →

Conflict resolution

TEACHING: Here are conflict resolution guidelines for both individuals and groups, both short-form and long-form, followed by relevant wisdom from the Scriptures. Short Form: PEACE Pray for grace for a better understanding Equal time for each one with something to say Aim at one thing at a time the loving way Confess what I did […] Continue reading →

9 Motivations to pray: God talks to you

TEACHING: God talks to you. Click here to take our quick Prayer Motivator Quiz PERSONAL REWARDS—Enjoying God’s many blessings (Psalm 103.1-8). To receive emotional, spiritual and physical benefits from agreeing in prayer and worship. PRAYER TARGETS—Casting urgent cares before Him (Luke 18:1-8). To see God move to save souls and cause major advances on specific […] Continue reading →

Roots of civil war in Mali

Teaching: CROSSROADS OF CULTURES. Mali is the crossroads of West Africa. Its capital Timbuktu is both on the desert’s edge—conducting trans-Sahara trade from Algeria to Burkina Faso and coastal nations—and on the banks of the Niger River—which runs through the middle of Mali and Timbuktu connecting Guinea with Niger, Benin and Nigeria. The same access […] Continue reading →

Roots of civil war in Algeria

Teaching: THE GOSPEL SPREADS FROM JERUSALEM TOWARD ALGERIA. The recent hostage crisis that took at least 81 lives has deep roots in conflicts that broke out throughout North African history. Algeria—where militant Muslims clashed with moderate Muslims in the 1990s civil war that killed about 100,000—was once the center of Christian controversies at the end […] Continue reading →