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IN THIS ISSUE
Editors Message Outline - Life is a Decision
Reports from around the network
How many unreached people are there in the world?
What in the World is Happening
Ideas for Missions Prayer in the Local church
Laughing at ourselves
The Outreach Files
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Life is a Decision
Adapt this message to your style and circumstances and preach with conviction
by Ps Howard Sands
If you're going to allow Christ in your life it's a decision
Behold I stand at the door and knock, if anyone open the door I will come in Rev 3.20
It's your decision to open the door
Every stage of your development in God is a decision
God won't force himself on you
He's got more to give you than you could ever imagine
You must decide to seek after God
1 Praise and Worship is a Decision
eg. David understood this - He spoke to his soul, he commanded it to praise God
The real him, he spoke to that which was down,
Ps103.1/5 Bless the Lord, Oh my soul.
He reminded himself of all the reasons he had to praise God
That his first duty to God was to praise with ALL that he had Ps 34.1/4
eg. Mary understood the need to praise God in her situation, pregnant not married
Lk 1.46/55 My soul does magnify the Lord
2 Receiving from God is a Decision
Ps 84.11 No good thing will He withhold from them that walk uprightly
If He's not withholding and we don't have - what's the problem
Maybe we're not receiving
Abraham had the promise of a son/heir - held on to it and received it
Heb 11.17 Having got the promise keep faith and patience until you receive
3 Exercising Your Faith is a Decision
eg. Disciples in boat, Jesus asleep, storm
v40 Jesus said, "why are you so fearful" ie more fearful than you need to be
Jesus said, "How is it you have no faith"
ie. I cannot see any faith because your fear has overtaken it because you are more fearful than you ought to be.
They had faith, - they believed Jesus was the Son of God
Jesus was saying,- why is it you did not believe I would save you.
They didn't use the faith they had, Exercising your faith is a decision
Faith is necessary to receive anything from God Heb 11.6
Fear is not from God 2 Tim 1.7
eg. They brought in on a bed paralysed man and let him down through the roof
Jesus seeing their faith said, ..... How did He see it?
They did something - they took action on their believing
4 Doing Something for God is a Decision
Jer 1.4/9 Don't say I cannot speak
Don't be afraid of their faces
I have put my words in your mouth
1 Tim 4.12 Let no man despise your youth
don't let age or other circumstantial things get in your way of doing the will of God God is bigger than them
2 Tim 1.6/8 Stir up the gift that is in you by the laying on of my hands, the gift is in you, use it
STIR IT UP
There are people here today; and you've been waiting for God to do something supernaturally in your life.
He's waiting for you!
Life is a decision! - Yours
Decide to do it and Go For IT
You need to decide today
1 you're going to praise the Lord
Even if you don't feel like it, understand it or want to.
It's the 1st step in receiving from the Lord
You need to decide today
2 You're going to receive
The blessing of the Lord makes rich and He adds no sorrow with it Prov 10.22
You've resisted the blessing of the Lord because you thought it was Godly to go without
Now it's time to receive
You need to decide today
3 To use your faith
I'm going to use it when my circumstances look hard
Abraham believed God that he would have son/heir even though his body and Sarah's denied it
You need to decide today
4 To stir up the gift that is in you for God
Don't go home and say that was a good sermon/or a lousy sermon
God wants you to do something for Him
The days are short, the labourers are few, but the rewards are great.
JUST DO IT
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Reports from Around the Network
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Reaching to unreached people.
In last Month on
Safian & Nabila hold women seminar with 50 women, Safian share the word of God with them. Eight of them come to Jesus and accepted Him as their saviour and Lord. We praise God for Safina and Nabila and for their prayer team they meet every Wednesday and pray for the work of our Lord in
We praise God for Hamira, she is young lady. She has join the women Ministry and working for Women and Children in this ministry. Please pray for her that may our Lord give her wisdom and knowledge to work for His Glory.
Nabila gave me report about the literacy program and said that literacy program is also running well and some more people have also joined the
Ps Tariq M Khan, President:, Evangelical Apostolic Church.
MOVE OF GOD IN MEGHALAYA , Far
There is a mighty move of the Spirit of God in this place. God is fulfilling His promise according to Joel 2:28 and He is pouring His Spirit on all flesh irrespective of religion and denomination. School children and College students are experiencing a wonderful outpouring of the Holy Spirit. They are not able to have classes in most of the schools and colleges nearly everyday.
Class room and auditoriums have been converted into chapels and prayer rooms.
Churches, those who do not accept the doctrine of the Holy Spirit, are crying with tears, are full packed almost everyday and are welcoming the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. Even some of them suddenly start speaking in tongues.
I request all of you to please pray hard and hang on to the move of this revival.
God bless all of you.
EVANGELISM BRINGS RESULTS IN
We have conveyed the Gospel to more than 1500 individuals in last three months and about 57 people believed and took baptism and from my central church there are 25 newly baptized. We have just started short term Bible training to equip leaders, we can do much but lack of materials and resources we are bound to do limited ministry. we need your prayer and support to extend His kingdom in
Pastor Jeet Bahadur Bhitrakoti,
DUMPSITE CHILDREN'S CHURCH: Philippines
Our activity during Saturday is doing good with God’s mercy and grace. It is growing in numbers and in the spiritual area. The love of God continue to pour out to all the kids and because of this they can give thanks to God for it during the children church testimony time. Also we’ve noticed that some kids who attended the service are neighbours and friends of these sponsored kids that are helped send to school. The children are bringing other children to Jesus. The children church is being ministered by Pastor Jon Fajardo with the help of Pastor Melchor Abenalis and the students of the church planting school. Melcah continue to actively oversee the children ministry. Praise God.!!!
SEEKING OTHERS UTILIZING NATIONAL TRANSLATORS
Roger Doriot is involved in training Mother Tongue Translators and facilitating several new Bible translation projects in
Write to: rogerdoriot(at)yahoo.com
CHRISTIANS URGED TO REIMAGINE THE CHURCH
A new training course, is believed to be the first to combine urban mission and church planting. "Crucible" equips participants to develop
new and creative forms of church such as 'café churches', virtual churches and churches for the socially exclu... Read On:
"MURDER MILE" Church Leaders Take the Gospel to the Streets
Janelle Oswald/TN (
"Preaching from the pulpit is no longer effective because only those who attend church can hear the message."
"Murder Mile" in east
"Old-style traditional preaching from the pulpit can no longer save the youth who are dying on the streets," says Malcolm. "Preaching from the pulpit is no longer effective, because only those who attend church can hear the message. Churches can no longer preach to the converted, but we have to reach the unconverted. One of the best solutions to help save young people from joining gangs is to influence their thoughts. Behavior is driven by belief."
According to a report in The Voice, Malcolm's "tailor-made" youth conventions have spread like wildfire across the
OVER 1800 DECIDE FOR JESUS at
Lorne and Rita Silverstein set up a so-called 'Angel's Booth' at an
Christians shared prophetic words expressing God's love for people, prayer being the major element before and during the outreach. As a result many Moslems and Sikhs found out Jesus is the only way to God, and atheists became believers in Christ. So did big bike gang members, many families, people who were into Scientology, and even some psychics. They discovered that there is a God who knows them and loves them and has real power to change their lives. Many teenagers in groups of three or more held hands around a table to welcome Jesus into their hearts together.
Lorne and Rita Silverstein
How many unreached people are there in the world?
For example in
If you go to Joshua Project you will find the best and latest information in the world about Unreached Peoples.
Jesus did not command the whole world to go to church.
Jesus commanded his church to go to the whole world.
FREE DOWNLOADABLE MULTI-LINGUALTRACTS
Free downloadable tracts for ministry to Muslims, Eastern Orthodox and new believers in several languages are available at:
The tracts are in English, Russian, Ukrainian, Georgian, French, Portuguese, Chechen, Tatar or Korean. Most tracts are in both PDF and Word formats, and print out ready to use or copy. The author, missionary Kerby, asks all who choose to translate any of these tracts into new languages to send the new translation in PDF and Word format to him at kerbyrials(at)aol.org
That way others can use them, too. (He would also like to know if you are using the tract(s), and any comments you might have.)
What in the World is Happening
High tea party draws more than 400 prostitutes to church.
Bringing Good Tidings To
Read On: http://www.openheaven.com/forums/forum_posts.asp?TID=12161&PN=1&TPN=1
from: Mission Network News (http://www.mnnonline.org)
Some consider the country to be one of the least-evangelized nations in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Two years' devotion toward the launch of gospel programming in
"The first broadcasts were on the air during the first week of September and already, even after the first day, there was a report of favorable comments from local people including some non-Christians who thought that the program sounded very worthwhile."
Words of Hope will also continue to provide materials and help train local pastors to pursue broadcasting opportunities on local community stations. Pray for the staff as they reach this heavily Muslim area with the gospel.
Source with picture (http://www.mnnonline.org/article/9057).
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IDEAS ON PRAYER FOR MISSIONS IN THE
Brigada Today have listed some additional ideas on prayer for missions in the local church. Thanks much to those who took the time to contribute!!!
Go to item 7 at http://www.brigada.org/today/2006/20060825.html
As you read below I hope that you would be encouraged to pray that we may begin to see your nation in a movement towards transformation.
They have gone from less than 1% Christian just 20 years ago, to more than 40% "born again" Christians.
Robert Ricciardelli is trying to assemble up to 50 business leaders who have a desire to go. http://www.vision2advance.com/
REVIVAL THE HARD WAY
By Jackson Senyonga
The Christian church in
A remnant of believers went into the jungle. They gathered in underground caves. In desperation they prayed, "Lord, we don't know what to do. But you know." These people prayed continuously. They prayed desperate, deep, consistent, groaning prayers that never took no for an answer. They prayed until they saw a change.
Today, researchers say
At in the State House, people pray. The Parliament doesn't want to discuss things until they pray. The judges don't want to judge until they pray. The police are faxing prayer requests to the judges. The crime rate is dropping—down 70 percent in some communities. A major bank in the capital city of
Because God is everywhere, people are dreaming spiritual dreams. We've had Muslims and witch doctors come to our church saying, "I have never been to church in my life, but I had a dream. In my dream, I was putting on rags and rotten stuff. Somebody was telling me that I should come to church to get clean, white clothes. So I am here to find out if you give out clothes." They don't understand the dream. When you tell them the meaning of it, they burst into tears and give their lives to Jesus.
People come to our intercessors, who spend the night in the church, and say, "I cannot sleep. Something is telling me that I must give my life to Jesus." These people end up receiving Christ in the middle of the night.
At one point, aids in
Second Chronicles says, "If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land." God is healing
Our church started with seven people. God told me, "Move into the capital and start a church. If you will obey me, I will use your obedience to touch your church, your city, your nation, and the nations around." We went from seven to 2,000 people in two weeks, and we never read a book about church growth.
None of this is to say that I'm special and wonderful. I know this has nothing to do with me. Jesus was very serious when he said, "Apart from me you can do nothing" (John 15:5).
Still, transformation like we've experienced in
We have to begin the process by becoming men and women of intercession. We must desire the glory and power of God more than anything we want for ourselves. We must want God to come because we want his glory to be seen. We must want there to be fewer people in hell and more people in heaven. We must want him to come to our land and suppress evil and release good.
NCN Staff/Teresa Neumann Reporting (
Nazarene missionaries Howie Shute and his wife Betty, claim they are seeing "the greatest movement of God" they have ever seen in
"I've just returned from the Ethiopian South Central District, where I have personally witnessed the greatest movement of God that I have seen in my lifetime," notes Mr. Shute. "For some time now, we have been establishing a strategy that facilitates church planting movements. What I saw throughout the South Central District is nothing short of a real miracle."
"Churches are planting churches that are planting churches. I would visit one church and I would find that it was less that one year old. Then I would go to another church and find that this church had been planted by the previous church where I had just visited. Then I would go to another church and find that this one had been planted by the second church. The first church had become a 'grandmother' in less than one year.
"Bible studies are beginning everywhere. Our zone leaders and area leaders are teaching and strengthening the Bible studies with regular teaching. Many respond to the evangelistic appeal of the JESUS film and join Bible studies, which disciple new believers. The believers then form a church.
"The new church plants another church. It's amazing. There are evangelists on the road and in the bush everywhere, all planting Bible studies and churches. They continue despite lack of money. Sometimes the JESUS film evangelists walk miles and miles over mountains and through the valleys to get the film equipment to another Bible study.
"Last year this district planted 100 new churches. This year they have planted 100 new churches in only six months, and this does not count more than 50 Bible studies in process to become churches. Ask the leaders how many churches they will plant in the next 12 months, and they will answer with complete confidence, '1000 new churches.' Somehow our Nazarenes in
"And it is not only in
"Pastors and congregations are being persecuted, but they are faithful to God's call to preach this message. The great miracle of Pentecost was 3,000 new believers in one day, but we have had 20,000 in one day praying for their sins to be forgiven. Our mission is to facilitate church planting movements in every people group in the Horn of Africa. Of course, this does not happen without great opposition from the enemy … I have not told you about our problems, but, nonetheless, God is at work. If God is for us, who can be against us? Please pray for us."
We had a wonderful time with bro Howard during his Time in
LAUGHING AT OURSELVES
ADULT: A person who has stopped growing at both ends and is now growing in the middle.
BEAUTY PARLOR: A place where women curl up and dye.
CANNIBAL: Someone who is fed up with people.
CHICKENS: The only animals you eat before they are born and after they are dead.
COMMITTEE: A body that keeps minutes and wastes hours.
DUST: Mud with the juice squeezed out.
EGOTIST: Someone who is usually me-deep in conversation.
HANDKERCHIEF: Cold Storage.
INFLATION: Cutting money in half without damaging the paper.
MOSQUITO: An insect that makes you like flies better.
RAISIN: Grape with a sunburn.
SECRET: Something you tell to one person at a time.
SKELETON: A bunch of bones with the person scraped off.
TOOTHACHE: The pain that drives you to extraction.
TOMORROW: One of the greatest labor saving devices of today.
YAWN: An honest opinion openly expressed.
WRINKLES: Something other people have. You have character lines.
I have had a good laugh! Hope you h