Prayer Opens Doors

Can a prayer effort make a difference? Key Christian leaders in India attribute “Praying Through the Window” as the major catalyst resulting in the conversion of hundreds of thousands of Indian Dalits and numbers of Backward Castes. Now, there are twenty-six 10/40 Window nations that are “Gospel-Ready.” This means these nations are open to Christians…

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God is at Work Around the World

While church growth and conversions here had stalled, they were escalating in other parts of the world. In 1992, it was estimated that more than 95,000 people were coming to Christ every day. That was staggering. It was unbelievable. In 1995, another assessment was made. It was then estimated that 147,000 might be coming to…

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Praying Through the 10/40 Window

As discussed last week, the 10/40 window is a section of globe that reaches from ten to forty degrees latitude north of the equator, and west-to-east from North Africa and Southern Europe through the Middle East, India and China. It is home to most of the world’s unreached peoples. During October 1993, the 62 nations…

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The Dark Window

From 1960 to the mid 1970’s, the common perspective was – “The days of great revivals are over! Expect no great harvest. We are in the days of the ‘great falling away!’” Church growth had stalled. Church attendance was in a steady but accelerating decline paralleled by church closures. America’s churches had reached a growth…

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A Look at the Task

There are two billion people who call themselves Christians. Of those, only 680 million (11.5 percent) are Evangelicals or Bible reading Christians. Our task is to wake up 1.3 billion sleeping Christians and simultaneously reach the other 4.5 billion people on the earth. Those billions live in 200 nations, but more importantly, in 16,597 Major…

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God’s Promises

Pray about everything. God is both a promising God and a giving God. If something is big enough to worry about, it is big enough for prayer. Apart from the Psalms, there are 650 prayers recorded in Scripture with 450 answers. God answers prayer. He fulfills His promises. He keeps His covenant. And He uses…

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Duplicity and Pluralism

Leaders lead – in every area of their lives. They set examples, standards, affirming or negating them. John Kennedy remains wildly popular. He was the nation’s first Catholic President, in a nation established, predominately by Protestants fleeing the reach of a European state church. His Catholic roots provoked a deep concern in Protestant churches –…

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An Immoral Society

I grew up in the 50’s and 60’s. Then, the nation was still superficially Christian, even though the foundations had already shifted without our awareness. Eisenhower was right, the nation was growing secular at the top, even if the grass-roots were still deeply Christian.  In those days, one kept a ‘public’ record of decency, consistent…

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