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Mick Dobra

Friday, August 08, 2008

Bible Challenge 2008 - Week 19

Week 19

“They all joined together constantly in prayer, along with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers.” (Acts 1:14)

Prayer. Knights and Ladies, as we continue in God’s Word to transform our minds to His pattern of thinking and not the worlds, I think we need to be mindful of our prayer life as well. Try praying before and after your daily reading. Even try praying during your reading as the Spirit moves you or if something in the Word captures your attention.

Let’s prayerfully continue to turn toward God and His Word!

Monday --- Acts 2
Tuesday --- Acts 3
Wednesday --- Acts 4
Thursday --- Acts 5
Friday --- Acts 6

“During Mao’s Cultural Revolution in China another Christian community faced a hostile empire. Red Guards, mostly university and high school students, flooded into cities, towns and villages and systematically persecuted anyone they believed in violation of Mao Tse-tung’s Thought. As many as 100 million people were victimized through torture and imprisonment in forced-labor camps; one million were executed. To be caught in possession of a Bible meant torture and imprisonment at the very least. . .

In 1949 when Mao came to power, there were about 4 million Christians in China. Today, there may be as many as 100 million. Henan Province, once considered an ‘atheistic zone,’ was said by the authorities to have caught ‘Christianity fever.’ . . .

I asked a China expert why Christianity took its genuine great leap forward during the darkest days of the Cultural Revolution. He said, ‘Light shines in darkness.’ . . .

Christians find that the Bible’s authority, its textual integrity, its historical accuracy, and its transformative power attest to its unique status as God’s Word.”
(“The Faith: Given Once, For All: What Christians Believe, Why They Believe It, and Why It Matters” by Charles Colson, Harold Fickett)

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” (2 Timothy 3:16-17)

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