Episode 450

Send Relief Gift Catalog, Revive Church Reviving Its Community, Praising God in Prayer

Oct 4, 2023

Send Relief has encouraged Christians to support those around the world who experience both desperate material and spiritual need. Revive Church in Arvada, Colorado is stepping outside the box when it comes to impacting their community. And, Praising God is an aspect of prayer that is found throughout the Scriptures.

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Send Relief has encouraged Christians to support those around the world who experience both desperate material and spiritual need.

Send Relief has five primary focus areas for compassion ministry: strengthen communities, care for refugees, protect children and families, fight human trafficking and respond to crisis. To help, they’re offering a gift catalog listing specific gift ideas for each of those areas.

Send Relief, a partnership between the International Mission Board (IMB) and the NorthAmerican mission Board, reported serving 2.56 million people through various compassion ministry projects and reported nearly 90,000 decisions for Christ in 2022.

That support included responding to the crisis in Eastern Europe following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Learn more at SendRelief.org.
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Revive Church in Arvada, Colorado is stepping outside the box when it comes to impacting their community.

Through its ministry called The Bridge, Revive Church today helps Arvada with job training, child care and housing to lift people out of poverty – the three things city leaders recognize are its greatest needs – and other services, even as it guides the congregation to embrace worship, prayer, Bible study, service, giving, growing in the fruit of the Spirit, yielding to the Holy Spirit and the Great Commission. Revive Church does this with a former outdoor shopping mall that it renovated. It’s a three-sided mall with all stores opening to the parking area. The church uses 33,000 square feet in what was a six-screen movie theater. A dozen or more non-profit and for- profit businesses lease the rest.
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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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Praising God is an aspect of prayer that is found throughout the Scriptures. How can your times of prayer be times of praise? In the Baptist Press Toolbox, Kie Bowman says you could praise God for His many attributes. Bowman writes, “As a simple discipline, make a list of the attributes of God. For instance: He is holy. He is merciful. He is loving. He is patient. This list will get longer.

The next time you pray, express your praise by praying through your list. Instead of reading about His attributes, however, address the attributes to God in prayer. “You are holy. You are merciful. You are loving. You are patient.” Prayerfully expressing God’s attributes directly to Him is a simple form of praise, and anyone can do it.”

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