LISTEN NOW! John, Pat and Chris discuss the importance and power of excelling in the grace of giving. Paul shares the testimony of the Macedonian church found in 2 Corinthians 8:2 where the Bible says “Out of the most severe trial, their overflowing joy and their extreme poverty welled up in rich generosity.” They excelled in the grace of giving because they gave not just what they were able to give but beyond their ability. Today according to George Barna and the Barna Group only 9 percent of all born again Christians give one tenth or more of their income. God the Father led by example when He gave what was the most precious and valuable to Him; His one and only son. They continue to encourage us to be faithful with our tithes but also to invest in the Kingdom of God. Your giving to advance God’s Kingdom will not result in thanksgiving to God but will also result in financial blessings in your life because of the sowing and reaping principle in God’s Word. When giving they challenge us to think about 4 things as we give 1) Think of all the Lord has done in your life 2) What God is presently doing in your life 3) How your faithful sacrificial giving towards the advancement of God’s Kingdom will result in praise and thanksgiving to God 4) The financial blessing from the Lord to you as you sow financially into the Kingdom of God. In all your excelling; excel in the grace of giving.
Egypt is coming unraveling ; Muslim Brotherhood Killing Christians and burning down Churches
John, Pat and Chris discuss how Egypt is unraveling and the Muslim Brotherhood are attacking Christians and blaming them for President Morsi being removed. As CBN reports, the truth is that it was other Muslims not Christians that removed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood from power but the truth doesn’t appear to be important to them. Allegedly the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt is responsible for the burning down of over 20 churches and for killing countless Christians. They continued to discuss how this was the same tactic used by Hitler in Germany. Blame the Jews for everything. This strategy no matter how wicked it was, it did prove to be successful resulting in 6 million Jews being sent to the gas chambers and ovens. Radical Islam hates the Jews and Christians and wants to see both completely removed from the face of the earth. The International Prayer Council has issued an urgent prayer request for Egyptian Christians. It reads in part as follows:
Please pray with our Egyptian brothers and sisters in Christ for His purposes to be accomplished for their land at this time of crisis.
Pray for their protection amidst the maelstrom of violent confrontation and for the authorities to have wisdom and restraint in reestablishing order.
And that many find hope and salvation in Jesus Christ.
United Nations is Bent on Coming Against Israel
John, Pat and Chris discuss how the United Nations is bent on coming against Israel as they discuss a recent segment by Prager University. There are 193 Nations in the United Nations today and yet one country overwhelmingly gets singled out for things it has not done. That country is Israel. This is a country that has freedom of the press, a democratic government, and where woman are treated fairly. According to Prager University, 38 percent of all U.N. Human Rights Council Resolutions have been directed at Israel alone. Israel lives in the constant crosshairs of its enemies. They continue to encourage us to not only stay informed but to share with others the reality of what is happening to the nation of Israel and its people.