The confinement in our homes is forcing millions to stop abruptly, cancel all our plans, and take time to look in the mirror.
The cases of using coronavirus as a pretext for arresting evangelical leaders have grown amid the Himalayan lockdown.
As pastors, ministers, church leaders and preachers, we need to be very confident in God’s Word as we plunge into a global crisis.
“We want to collaborate more with other churches, but language is a barrier”, say pastors of the Chinese Christian Churches.
“The sun would not go down without recording at least one case of attack on Christians from Uttar Pradesh on a typical Sunday”, a Christian rights activist says.
Three bilingual evangelical churches in Cuenca, Ecuador, gather dozens of indigenous families. “We do not preach religion, we preach Jesus Christ”, a pastor says.
The Chinese Christian Church in Spain closely follows the religious freedom changes happening in its home country. “The government wants all evangelical churches to be subject to the organisation of the Three Autonomies”.
For the most part, just decent biblical preaching is the meat and vegetables your church needs to grow healthy and strong.
Hindu villagers have also stopped worshippers from coming to services, with threats that they would be brutally attacked if they continued gathering.
Are you being poisoned by a sewage pipe of unhelpful input through your phone, through the internet, through what you read or what you watch?
Gunmen also wounded 18 and kidnapped 3. The previous week, other 7 Christians were seized and 5 were found dead.
Analysis of the five paradoxes in preaching by John Stott.
More than 60,000 cases and 1,370 deaths have been reported worldwide. Christians in China preach the gospel and give out tracts and free masks.
There are plenty of reasons why we should preach, but what would you add to this list of rubbish reasons?
The Christian Association of Nigeria organised a march to end a three-day fast. In January alone, 100 people died due to terrorism and clashes between Muslims and Christians.
Hindu extremists attacked pastor, accusing him of being responsible for the growing number of people converting to Christianity.
Don’t babysit children when they could be absorbing truth.
Pastor Wang Yi is accused of “subversion and illegal trade”. He will be deprived of his political rights and his personal assets will be seized. Another elder of his church has been sentenced to 4 years.
Pastor of Open Heavens church in London and his 16-year-old son, drowned in a swimming pool on the Costa del Sol, in a failed attempt to rescue her 9-year-old daughter.
Strengthening the church in the face of a troublesome trend.
Pro-life leaders denounced that the president intends to covertly approve a pro-abortion statute. Fabricio Alvarado, leader of the Costa Rican opposition party, participated in the march.
Pro-life leaders reveal that the President of Costa Rica intends to covertly open the door to abortion. Led by a significant number of political and religious leaders, Costa Rican Christians say Yes to life.
Gunmen opened fire during the worship service. This is the fourth attack against Christian communities in the last eight months.
Police registered a report against the Hindu extremists but have taken no action. Another report was registered against the pastor and seven family members.
“It is not just pastors who do ministry. When the saints are doing the ministry too, the Body of Christ is build up and grows towards maturity in the faith”, says Greg Ogden, Chairman Global Discipleship Initiative.
Police have bowed to political pressure from the assailants to make no arrests and have stopped investigating.