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Andrew R. Wheeler's Blog – November 2015 Archive (5)

Pray.Network Spotlight: Open Doors

We conclude our month of focus on the Persecuted Church with Open Doors (www.opendoorsusa.org), perhaps the best-known of the organizations devoted to believers persecuted for their faith.

Open Doors was founded by Brother Andrew in 1955 in response to the increasing persecution of the church in Eastern Europe.  Brother Andrew focused initially on…

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Added by Andrew R. Wheeler on November 29, 2015 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Prayer, Thanksgiving, and Peace

I recently finished Tim Keller's Walking With God Through Pain and Suffering - a book I highly recommend for those who pray for and with the suffering.  I'll post a review on the book soon.  The next to last chapter had some thoughts on Philippians 4:6-7 that have stuck with me, and I'll try to do them justice here.

Keller makes the point that the "prayer with thanksgiving" that Paul talks about in Philippians 4:6 is different than the way we tend to think of it.  We tend to think of…

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Added by Andrew R. Wheeler on November 26, 2015 at 6:44pm — No Comments

PrayNetwork Spotlight: International Christian Concern

We continue our spotlight on the Persecuted Church this week with International Christian Concern (www.persecution.org).  Like Voice of the Martyrs, ICC emphasizes awareness and advocacy on behalf of the persecuted.  ICC specializes in up-to-date news from around the world related to Christian persecution, and is a great source of information for…

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Added by Andrew R. Wheeler on November 21, 2015 at 2:26pm — 1 Comment

PrayNetwork Spotlight: Voice of the Martyrs

As we continue our focus this month on the Persecuted Church, this week's spotlight falls on one of the leading advocacy and outreach agencies for the Persecuted, Voice of the Martyrs.  VOM was founded in 1967 by Pastor Richard Wurmbrand, who was imprisoned 14 years in Communist Romania for his faith in Christ. His story is told in "Tortured for Christ", a…

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Added by Andrew R. Wheeler on November 16, 2015 at 8:25am — 1 Comment

PrayNetwork Spotlight: International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church

Continue to remember those in prison as if you were together with them in prison, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering. 

-- Hebrews 12:3, NIV.

 

Persecution is not new to the Christian church.  No sooner did the church get off the ground than the persecution began, as Peter and John were brought before…

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Added by Andrew R. Wheeler on November 1, 2015 at 12:08am — 2 Comments

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