Dipping into the Community Pool: November 4

November 5th and November 12th have both been set aside for the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church.  We’ve included several links with helpful information about this annual event along with some other articles you may find interesting.


Our Minds Can Be Hijacked

“It is very common for humans to develop things with the best of intentions and for them to have unintended, negative consequences.”


Dealing With Disappointment

“Why do things not go as we expect? In one word—sin. Sin corrupts everything in our world and leaves us sad, confused, regretful, and disenchanted. Hollywood, best-selling books, television commercials, and Disney all work against us to feed our desires and give us unrealistic, idealistic expectations.”


The Fourth Man

Dispatches From the Front journeys to the Middle East where Christ is building His church.  Visit megacities in Arabia as well as refugee camps left after the terror of ISIS.  “The Fourth Man,” the 10th video in the Dispatches series, displays the gospel’s power to save.  You will also meet believers who daily live under persecution yet abide in Christ’s love and joy.  We can’t recommend this series enough.


International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church:  November 5th and 12th


10 things You Should Know About Persecution

“Jesus made that clear on His way to Jerusalem when he told his disciples that there he would “suffer many things . . . and be killed, and on the third day be raised” (Matt. 16:21). And then he told his followers that they were, in fact, to follow him by taking up their cross—that is, by fully identifying with him, whatever that would cost them and wherever that would take them.”


Country Profiles: Iran, Yemen, Syria, and Sudan


Praying for the Persecuted




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