God Stories Changing Families in India

AMEETH' STORY God’s word has the power to change people’s lives, even without the input of an “expert” or an invitation to “church.” As Paul told Timothy all those years ago, the Bible really is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in...

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If You Can Find a Christian

Only twenty-six years old, *Tashi suddenly found herself dying of renal failure. Getting medical help was problematic because Tashi lived a three day journey into the Himalayas. Her family was able to bring her to a city, however, and Tashi began dialysis for her...

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CLUSTER PROFILE: The Hausa

Though spread over 16 countries, the Hausa cluster, numbering over 48 million people, mainly reside in Nigeria and Niger (44 million). They are a Muslim people with only 2.6% adhering to Christianity. One of the main reasons the Hausa remain resistant to the Gospel is...

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Be Patient . . .

Standing for two hours in the bitter cold was not what *Erden had envisioned for his night. After all, he had been invited to come back and share more Bible stories with *Yul's family. Frankly, Erden wanted to give up, but he felt God telling him, “Be patient.” To...

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No More Searching, They Seek Us Out

A few months ago, Tahir* and three other Followers of Isa al Masih (Jesus the Messiah) were sitting together when Ustad Khan (an Ustad is one who preaches Islam) confronted Tahir. In a stern voice, the Ustad asked, “What is this video about?” Somehow he had gotten his...

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Make Disciples of ALL Nations

Though often overlooked, “all” is a compelling word referring “to the whole quantity or extent.” It is a word Jesus used in commissioning His Bride, the Church: “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations (“ethne”-people groups), baptizing them in the name of the...

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Chinese New Year

This year, Chinese New Year (CNY) falls on February 5th, marking the arrival of the new year (on the traditional Chinese calendar) for nearly one-sixth of the world’s population. The whole celebration lasts 16 days, from New Year’s Eve through the Lantern Festival on...

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Lessons from a Movement

A Disciple Making Movement, or DMM, is an unusual concept for many westerners. Growing up in predominantly Christianized cultures, we can find it difficult to grasp how quickly the Church can spread in areas it hasn’t previously permeated. What, even, is a movement?...

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Reshma’s* Story

A few years ago, a woman invited her neighbor, Reshma*, to participate in a Discovery Bible study in her home. The woman was a follower of Jesus. She knew that things were not good in Reshma’s family. She wanted Reshma to hear a True Story about the True God and she...

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Seedlings

He also said, “This is what the kingdom of God is like. A man scatters seed on the ground. Night and day, whether he sleeps or gets up, the seed sprouts and grows, though he does not know how. All by itself, the soil produces grain - first the stalk, then the head,...

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Having Conversations that Matter

When *Jia was invited to join a group learning how to share God’s stories with others so they might become Jesus’ disciples, her eyes lit up and she asked, “Do you really think I could do that?” “I most certainly do!” her friend, Amy, responded. “After all, God’s...

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The Ancient Path of the Spirit Walk

You, an ordinary person, were designed to walk in the extraordinary power of God we see in the Bible. But do you know how to do that? In our sincere desire to see God move in our personal lives, our churches, and our ministries, our first recourse is often to examine...

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