Episode 404

Sills Case Defendants Request Dismissal, Reaching Kansas City with the Gospel & Attending Bible Study Groups

Jul 26, 2023

A Bowling Green University student has been charged with a federal misdemeanor under the FACE (Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances) Act. Kansas City may be known for top-notch football and fabulous barbeque, but thousands of people who call the city home don’t know Jesus. And, while study God’s Word should be a priority for believers and for small groups in a local church, a Lifeway Research articles says growing small groups and building community takes more than the study alone.

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A Bowling Green University student has been charged with a federal misdemeanor under the FACE (Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances) Act.

According to a statement from the U.S. Department of Justice, the charge was brought by U.S. Attorney Rebecca C. Lutzko, Wood County Prosecuting Attorney Paul Dobson and Bowling Green Police Chief Tony Hetrick against 20-year-old Whitney M. Durant, a.k.a. Soren Monroe.

The charge alleges that on April 15, Durant intentionally damaged the property of HerChoice, a pregnancy care center located in Bowling Green, Ohio, by defacing the clinic’s building with spray paint. According to its website, HerChoice does not provide abortions or referrals for abortions. It does provide free pregnancy tests, STI testing, ultrasounds, parenting classes and more.
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Kansas City may be known for top-notch football and fabulous barbeque, but thousands of people who call the city home don’t know Jesus.

The North American Mission Board says more than 71 percent of those calling K-C home aren’t involved in any local church and may not have a relationship with Jesus Christ.

In a city of more than two million, that’s a lot of souls.

Would you pray that God would raise up church planters to reach Kansas City and the Midwest with the gospel?

Matt Miller, a city missionary in Kansas City requests believers, “Pray God would identify more church planters from within our local churches. Pray our church planters would excel in our evangelism efforts as we advance the gospel of Jesus and His kingdom. Pray the homes of our church planting families would be a place of peace and a source of joy.”
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While study God’s Word should be a priority for believers and for small groups in a local church, a Lifeway Research articles says growing small groups and building community takes more than the study alone.

First, Ken Braddy, writes don’t for the invitation. Specifically, a personal invitation. A church may announce the opportunity for believers to join a group but people are more likely to attend if they’ve been personally invited.

Second, looks for ways to build relationships with those intimidated by Bible study groups.

Someone may say no to a study but they may not say no to a cookout. Creating opportunities to build relationships is key in a small group Bible study.

Finally, he points out that serving together binds a group together.

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