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From a Muslim Extremist to a Follower of Christ; a Testimony to Jesus Christ

Who am I? What is my true nature or essence? What is my true identity? What is my greater purpose in life? How should I live my life? What is death? What happens when we die? Is there a god, and, if so, what is his nature? Most of us do not walk around every

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A Middle Eastern Woman Flies to Jesus

Today, Tamara (not her real name), a young Muslim woman was called to the waters of baptism. The angles are rejoicing in heaven and welcoming this new Child of God into the Kingdom. She tried to go to church and follow Jesus in the Middle East, but her family threatened her. In such a shame

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Love Your Enemies

BELOW IS A TRANSLATION FROM THE FRENCH, A FACEBOOK POST FROM MR. ASAAD CHAFTARI’S ACCOUNT. THIS IS A REAL STORY THAT TOOK PLACE IN AUSTRALIA IN 2003. One night, always in Australia, sitting with my friend hicham in a Lebanese restaurant whose owner had welcomed us with the affabilité of our country, the latter, after

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The Suffering Messiah: God’s Mission in the Old Testament

Below are four distinct, different ways, in which the missionary message of the Old Testament affects, directs, guides, influences, and or defines the mission work of the Church today. Jesus is the Messiah who suffered for our sins and encourages us to be a light to the world. The concept of crossing geographical or cultural

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Jesus’ Cross and Resurrection Are My Comfort

“Pastor Hesham, I cannot take it anymore. I want to be baptized,” Lateef, a refugee from the Middle East told me. “I feel crushed under the burden of my sins,” he added. Lateef who is almost sixty is a devoted attendee at Salam Christian Fellowship. He has marked every chapter in his Bible with different

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Salam Tenth Anniversary Celebration In Chicagoland

d < While Chicagoans were celebrating the 180th Birthday of the City of Chicago, some Christians in the suburbs were attending the 10th Anniversary Celebration of Salam Christian Fellowship at the Community Center of Trinity Lutheran Church in Roselle, Illinois. Approximately 80 people gathered on Saturday evening, March 4, to share a Middle Eastern meal

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Drug Addict Finds Hope in Christ

Matthew 25:36-40 English Standard Version (ESV) 36 I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’ 37 Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? 38

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Nowruz, the Persian New Year

Salam will celebrate Nowruz ( or Norooz ) on March 24th , the “New Day” holiday which commemorates the Persian New Year, with a dinner and entertainment. Dating back 3,000 years, Norooz is rooted in Zoroastrianism–an ancient Iranian religion that influenced later religions. It is considered by Iranian and Persian people of all religions as

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The Caring Christ- Prayer

Please listen to this great sermon on prayer by Rev. Rick Richter http://pastorrick77.blogspot.com /

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The Washing of Regeneration

“he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit,” Titus 3: 5 Thanks be to God, a Palestinian, 37 years old, was baptized this month. He took six months of teaching, and he would like

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