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  • Loving Neighbors in Liberia During COVID-19

    Rachel Chimits
    July 30, 2020

    As the pandemic lingers, the church in Africa is looking for ways to support the vulnerable in their communities and weather this social and economic storm.

    Like many countries in Africa, Liberia did not begin to experience the coronavirus pandemic until later than Asia and the West. The first cases cropped up in the beginning of April, and for a while, it looked like the lockdown was effectively flattening their curve.

  • Freedom From All Sin Ever?

    Rachel Chimits
    July 29, 2020

    The Bible tells us that we’re free from sin but what exactly does that freedom entail?

    In the Lord of the Rings’ second volume, The Two Towers, Frodo and Sam are a journey to destroy the One Ring, a terrible weapon of evil. They’re joined, rather unwillingly, by Sméagol who held the ring before Frodo and was corrupted by it. One night, Sam awakes to the sound of Sméagol quite literally debating with his own alter ego, Gollum.

  • Helping a Whole Community Grow

    Rachel Chimits
    July 28, 2020

    God’s presence is transforming one woman’s life as she grows as part of the church and in her earnest desire to have every part of her life reflect biblical truth.

    My name is Vedhika*. Greet everyone in the name of Lord Jesus and thank them wholeheartedly. God has done a wonderful work in my life.

  • Faulty Interiors and Broken Framing

    Rachel Chimits
    July 27, 2020

    Often we’re alarmingly unaware of the trials and hardships that begin dismantling our faith until a complete collapse comes, so how do we maintain spiritual strength?

    In 1994, a magnitude 6.7 earthquakes hit San Fernando Valley in California. Apartments and parking structures folded in on themselves. A freeway collapsed; streets cracked in half.

  • From Lost Boy to Man of God

    Rachel Chimits
    July 21, 2020

    God redeemed one boy from his path of revenge and the shadow of prison to set him on the path to becoming a community leader.

    Hilary was born in Kenya’s Rift Valley region, the eldest of five children. Their mother brewed alcohol to make money to support their little family. Technically, making alcohol this way was illegal, but it was good money, and she had to support five kids alone.

  • Testifying to God’s Goodness

    World Challenge Staff
    July 20, 2020

    At World Challenge, our weekly podcast discusses how life with God affects not only our faith but our whole person, from health and financial issues to diet and relationships.

    The Gary Wilkerson podcasts have included guest speakers covering topics that range from parenting a prodigal to overcoming pornography addictions.

  • God and the Prophets of Old

    Rachel Chimits
    July 17, 2020

    The Old Testament in the Bible is a little weird and difficult to read, so why is it included alongside more important seeming books like the gospels and Romans?

    Let’s be honest now. The books in the first half of the Bible, with the possible exception of Psalms and some of the iconic Sunday school stories, aren’t much fun to read.