Episode 373

Gospel Ministry Partners in Asia-Pacific Rim; NAMB work in Los Angeles; Dane Ortland looks at Psalm 4

Jun 8, 2023

Across the Asia-Pacific Rim there are Gospel Ministry Partners being prepared to carry the good news into countries across the region; If you’re good at quick math in your head, calculate what 85 percent of 10 million is; In his book, In the Lord I Take Refuge, Dane Ortland looks at Psalm 4

Host

Brandon Porter

Resources

The Voice of the Martyrs  

Transcript

Across the Asia-Pacific Rim there are Gospel Ministry Partners being prepared to carry the good news into countries across the region. The International Mission Board is asking believers to pray with them that these workers will find opportunities to share their hope. 

 

Some of them are families and the group is asking for specific prayer for them. “ As they are living cross culturally, considering both their home culture and resident culture, and trying to parent according to biblical standards, they ask us to pray that they will raise their children in a godly manner and that their children will know and feel that they are loved.” 

 

 

 

If you’re good at quick math in your head, calculate what 85 percent of 10 million is. It’s around 8.5 million. According to the North American Mission Board, that’s the number of people who are far from God and not involved in any church in the Los Angeles area. 

 

Will Browning, a missionary to LA, says almost every spiritual awakening outside of the Great Awakenings, has happened in California. He believes the time could be right for God to move again on the west coast. 

 

Pray for Browning and many more church planters as they are at work to reach Los Angeles for Jesus. 

 

 

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. 

 

 

In his book, In the Lord I Take Refuge, Dane Ortland looks at Psalm 4. He writes, “David is expressing the battle that rages within our heart at night as we lay our head down on the pillow. On one side is stacked up all of the clamoring accusations and misunderstandings and painful words of the day—of actual people in our lives or of demonic attack or of our own fallen minds. On the other side is the Lord. Both beckon to us; both invite us to listen. In the darkness of that moment, David makes up his mind: he will trust in the Lord (v. 5). The result? A greater joy than any material prosperity could ever provide (v. 7); a peace that supplies contented sleep (v. 8).  

Trust in the Lord. He has set you apart for himself (v. 3). You are his. You have been united to his Son, and the sufferings of this present age can only heighten your future glory and joy (Rom. 8:18; 2 Cor. 4:16–18). Tonight, you may go to bed in peace. You could not be more secure.: 

 

 

 

                 

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                Pro-life advocates and others are awaiting a Texas judge’s ruling on whether an abortion pill approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2000 should be prescribed to women. The Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission has called on nine federal agencies to revoke a proposed rule it says would unduly burden the rights of faith-based organizations that take part in government programs. And, a Lifeway Bible study on Baptist Press speaks to the final moments before Jesus’ arrest and subsequent crucifixion. Jesus seeks to encourage his disciples as he knows heavy sorrow is just around the corner.

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