The Arab Peoples of North Africa and the Middle East More than 350 Million people Less than 8 percent Christian
<ul><li>Location </li></ul><ul><li>Arab world: 23 countries in North Africa and the Middle East. </li></ul><ul><li>Populat...
Religion <ul><li>Islam: over 1.2 billion adherents and is the second largest and fastest growing religion in the world. </...
<ul><li>Beliefs </li></ul><ul><li>Muslims believe in only one God, called “Allah.” </li></ul><ul><li>They believe Christ w...
<ul><li>Most Muslims have never read the Gospel. </li></ul><ul><li>They respect Christian scriptures but generally believe...
<ul><li>Five Pillars of Faith </li></ul><ul><li>Confession of a creed </li></ul><ul><li>Prayer five times a day </li></ul>...
Pray for God to break down barriers and open hearts to the Gospel Pray for wise and sensitive messengers to be sent to the...
Pray for Arab Christians to be strong and bold in their faith, despite ostracism Pray for new believers to be courageous a...
Pray for Biblical and reproducing churches to be planted Pray for satellite, radio, internet, and other effective media pr...
1 Timothy 2:1-6 <ul><li>“ I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people. . ....
Why the Arab world is important to CSPC <ul><li>Many of the governments restrict Christian evangelism and punish conversio...
Why the Arab world is important to CSPC <ul><li>There are still only a few known followers of Jesus. </li></ul><ul><li>Som...
<ul><li>Through creative media – internet, satellite, television </li></ul><ul><li>Through dreams and visions </li></ul><u...
Specific Opportunities <ul><li>Global Mission Group : join the North Africa/Middle East (NAME) team </li></ul><ul><li>Shor...
Specific Opportunities <ul><li>Welcoming and befriending refugees : who are living in Knoxville. </li></ul><ul><li>Teachin...
<ul><li>Regular and intentional prayer : the first Wed. of each month in the prayer chapel, 6:00 - 7:45 pm. </li></ul>Spec...
For more information contact: [email_address]
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Name Powerpoint

A slideshow that plays on the "mission hall" at CSPC and portrays the work they are doing in the Arab world
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
Source: www.slideshare.net


Transcripts - Name Powerpoint

  • 1. The Arab Peoples of North Africa and the Middle East More than 350 Million people Less than 8 percent Christian
  • 2. <ul><li>Location </li></ul><ul><li>Arab world: 23 countries in North Africa and the Middle East. </li></ul><ul><li>Population: over 350 million </li></ul><ul><li>Primary language: Arabic </li></ul>
  • 3. Religion <ul><li>Islam: over 1.2 billion adherents and is the second largest and fastest growing religion in the world. </li></ul>
  • 4. <ul><li>Beliefs </li></ul><ul><li>Muslims believe in only one God, called “Allah.” </li></ul><ul><li>They believe Christ was a great prophet who was born of a virgin and performed miracles. </li></ul><ul><li>They reject Jesus as the son of God, his death on the cross, and his resurrection. </li></ul>
  • 5. <ul><li>Most Muslims have never read the Gospel. </li></ul><ul><li>They respect Christian scriptures but generally believe they have been corrupted. </li></ul><ul><li>They believe the true revelation of God is preserved only in their holy book, the Quran. </li></ul>Beliefs
  • 6. <ul><li>Five Pillars of Faith </li></ul><ul><li>Confession of a creed </li></ul><ul><li>Prayer five times a day </li></ul><ul><li>Fasting during the month of Ramadan </li></ul><ul><li>Pilgrimage to Mecca at least once in their lifetime </li></ul><ul><li>Giving/tithing to the poor. </li></ul>
  • 7. Pray for God to break down barriers and open hearts to the Gospel Pray for wise and sensitive messengers to be sent to them to share the Word of God Pray for God to raise up people to pray
  • 8. Pray for Arab Christians to be strong and bold in their faith, despite ostracism Pray for new believers to be courageous as they start their faith journey Pray for believers who suffer persecution
  • 9. Pray for Biblical and reproducing churches to be planted Pray for satellite, radio, internet, and other effective media programs to touch Muslim hearts Pray for Jesus to reveal himself in dreams and visions
  • 10. 1 Timothy 2:1-6 <ul><li>“ I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people. . . . This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all.” </li></ul>
  • 11. Why the Arab world is important to CSPC <ul><li>Many of the governments restrict Christian evangelism and punish conversion. </li></ul><ul><li>Believers are isolated and can only meet in secret. </li></ul>
  • 12. Why the Arab world is important to CSPC <ul><li>There are still only a few known followers of Jesus. </li></ul><ul><li>Some suffer ostracism from family and society. </li></ul>
  • 13. <ul><li>Through creative media – internet, satellite, television </li></ul><ul><li>Through dreams and visions </li></ul><ul><li>Many young Muslims are expressing interest in the gospel. </li></ul>God’s Spirit is Moving
  • 14. Specific Opportunities <ul><li>Global Mission Group : join the North Africa/Middle East (NAME) team </li></ul><ul><li>Short-term trips : to Spain, London, Morocco, and other locations. </li></ul>
  • 15. Specific Opportunities <ul><li>Welcoming and befriending refugees : who are living in Knoxville. </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching : English and other subjects </li></ul>
  • 16. <ul><li>Regular and intentional prayer : the first Wed. of each month in the prayer chapel, 6:00 - 7:45 pm. </li></ul>Specific Opportunities
  • 17. For more information contact: [email_address]

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