Episode 245

Rise in Antisemitism Should Prompt Evangelism, Pray for the Persecuted Bible & College Students Need Church

Dec 12, 2022

A global rise in reports of antisemitism should concern Christians, says Ric Worshill said. Worshill is a Messianic Jew and a chaplain with the North American Mission Board. Just in time for Christmas, Voice of the Martyrs (VOM), an international non-profit ministry focused on serving Christians in difficult and dangerous places, has published “The One Year Pray for the Persecuted” Bible in the Christian Standard Bible (CSB) translation. And, when new students arrive at the University of Florida each fall, Eddie Gilley and student leaders from Baptist Collegiate Ministries are eager to help them get plugged into a local church as soon as possible.

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A global rise in reports of antisemitism should concern Christians, says Ric Worshill said. Worshill is a Messianic Jew and a chaplain with the North American Mission Board. In its most recent annual report, the Anti-Defamation League recorded more than 2,700 anti-semitic incidents, a 34 percent increase from 2020 and the most since the group began keeping track in 1979.

That’s an average of seven incidents of harassment, vandalism and/or assaults a day.
A desire to reflect Christ should be important to those wanting to push back on violence, he said.
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Just in time for Christmas, Voice of the Martyrs (VOM), an international non-profit ministry focused on serving Christians in difficult and dangerous places, has published “The One Year Pray for the Persecuted” Bible in the Christian Standard Bible (CSB) translation.

Published by VOM Books and designed by Tyndale House Publishers, the Bible contains daily devotional readings as well as special features designed to prompt prayer for the persecuted church.

Each of the 365 daily Scripture readings contain a passage from the Old Testament, the New Testament, Psalms and Proverbs in the CSB translation, originally translated and released by B&H Publishing in 2017.
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Good News for Today is sponsored by The Voice of the Martyrs

Good News for Today is made possible through our friends at The Voice of the Martyrs, a nonprofit organization that serves persecuted Christians around the world. Founded in 1967 by Richard and Sabina Wurmbrand, VOM is dedicated to inspiring believers to deepen their commitment to Christ and to fulfill His Great Commission — no matter the cost. Find out more and sign up for their free monthly magazine at vom.org/goodnews.
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When new students arrive at the University of Florida each fall, Eddie Gilley and student leaders from Baptist Collegiate Ministries are eager to help them get plugged into a local church as soon as possible.
The goal, Gilley said, is for the students to find a local church within the first three weeks of the start of classes. That’s when routines are set.

How can churches make an impact on college students? Prepare care packages, provide free meals and look for other ways to make the students feel at home…even if they’re away from home.

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