December 2017 Global Prayer Agenda

    Category One Prayer for North and South America, the Caribbean and Europe Scripture Reading: Psalm 67: 1 - 7 The United States of America Prayer For Revival in the Church Across America Born Again Christians Continue Declining, Only Minority Believe They Must Share the Gospel: Survey The percentage of born-again Christians in America continues … [Read more...]

Netanyahu Confident Countries Will Follow US Move to Recognize Jerusalem

  VOA News December 07, 2017  WHITE HOUSE —  Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday he has no doubt other countries will follow the United States in recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital, and that once the U.S. Embassy moves to the city others will relocate there as well. Netanyahu said his government is in contact with other countries but … [Read more...]

The Gospel for the Gentiles and for Prayer

  By Rev. William Ilnisky Scripture: Luke 1:5-17 Reflect, with us,  on the Day's Reading It is clear that Luke wrote mainly for the Gentiles. Theophilus was a Gentile, as was Luke, and there is nothing in his gospel that a Gentile could not grasp, and understand. Luke begins his dateline from the reigning Roman emperor and the current Roman governor. Unlike … [Read more...]

Celebrations in Harare After Mugabe Resigns

  VOA News  November 21, 2017 The streets of Zimbabwe's capital, Harare, erupted in celebration Tuesday after President Robert Mugabe resigned, ending 37 years in power. His former vice president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, will be sworn in as president on Wednesday or Thursday, according to top officials in the ruling ZANU-PF party. Car horns blared as people danced, … [Read more...]

The Approaching End

  By Rev. William Ilnisky Scripture:  1 Peter 4:7 Reflection with us on this Scripture    Here is a note that is struck consistently all through the New Testament.  It is the summons of Paul that it is time to wake out of sleep, for the night is far spent and the day is at hand (Romans 13:12).  "The Lord is at hand," he writes to the Philippians (Philippians … [Read more...]

Civilians Gradually Return to Demined Raqqa Neighborhoods

    As U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) continue to clear Raqqa of explosives left behind by the Islamic State, civilians are starting to return to their homes — even as most of the city remains destroyed. VOA’s Mahmoud Bali reports from the region. … [Read more...]

Two Precious Names for God

  By Rev. William Ilnisky Scripture:  1 PETER 18-25 Reflection on Scripture of the Day  In the last verse of this chapter we come upon two of the great names for God-the "Shepherd and Bishop of our souls" -as the Authorized Version states it.  (1) God is the Shepherd of the souls of men.  The Greek word is poimen and shepherd is one of the … [Read more...]

At Least 8 Killed by New York Driver in ‘Cowardly Act of Terror’

  VOA News  NEW YORK —  December 31, 2017 At least eight people were killed Tuesday and more than a dozen others were injured when a man drove a rented truck onto a busy bike path in New York City. “Based on information we have at this moment, this was an act of terror, and a particularly cowardly act of terror aimed at innocent civilians," New York Mayor Bill de … [Read more...]

US: North Korea Months Away From Being Able to Hit US with Nuclear Missile

  VOA News WASHINGTON —  North Korea is likely just months away from being capable of striking the United States with a nuclear missile, according to two top U.S. officials. CIA Director Mike Pompeo told a forum in Washington on Thursday he is "deeply worried" about the advancing threat from North Korea and the possibility it could spark a nuclear arms race across … [Read more...]

Reasons for Right Living

  By Rev.  William Ilnisky  Scripture of the Day: 1 PETER 2:11-12 The basic commandment in this passage is that Christians should abstain from fleshly desires. It is of the greatest importance that we should see what Peter means by this. In modern usage, the phrases "sins of the flesh and fleshly desires" have become considerably narrowed in meaning. For us, they … [Read more...]