- Количество слайдов: 19
Mission Focus Middle East - January
Intro • At January's mission focus we looked at the Middle East. It was only a overview as we understood it is a very complicated topic, however we looked at the middle east from a Christian perspective and how it is a region that very much needs to hear about the gospel of Jesus
Tonight 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Bible Reading Mini Quiz The Middle East Christian Perspective Prayer Points DVD Testimony clip Final Thoughts
Luke 10: 25 -37 • 25 And behold, a lawyer stood up to put him to the test, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? ” 26 He said to him, “What is written in the Law? How do you read it? ” 27 And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbour as yourself. ” 28 And he said to him, “You have answered correctly; do this, and you will live. ”
Luke 10: 25 -37 • 29 But he, desiring to justify himself, said to Jesus, “And who is my neighbor? ” 30 Jesus replied, “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and he fell among robbers, who stripped him and beat him and departed, leaving him half dead. 31 Now by chance a priest was going down that road, and when he saw him he passed by on the other side. 32 So likewise a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. 33 But a Samaritan, as he journeyed, came to where he was, and when he saw him, he had compassion.
Luke 10: 25 -37 • 34 He went to him and bound up his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he set him on his own animal and brought him to an inn and took care of him. 35 And the next day he took out two denarii[a] and gave them to the innkeeper, saying, ‘Take care of him, and whatever more you spend, I will repay you when I come back. ’ 36 Which of these three, do you think, proved to be a neighbour to the man who fell among the robbers? ” 37 He said, “The one who showed him mercy. ” And Jesus said to him, “You go, and do likewise. ”
The Good Samaritan • We read this famous passage and discussed how, that even in Jesus time, the middle east had a lot of division and problems. • However as Christians it is also important to show love and compassion to people in need, regardless of who they are.
Mini Quiz • We had a mini quiz on country flags of the middle east. It was quite difficult with most of us only getting the famous ones • It highlighted that although the middle east is always talked about in the news, most of us might not have a great knowledge of every country.
How much do we know of the Middle East? • MIDDLE EAST. The Middle East is that part of Western Asia extending from the eastern Mediterranean coast of Turkey and Syria, through the desert to Iraq and Arabia, and to the East through Iran to the Caspian, the Caucasus, and the Black Sea. Into Africa, it includes Egypt, and, by some accounts, Arab North Africa
Middle East Maps
Middle East Countries Bahrain Cyprus Egypt Iran Iraq Israel Jordan Kuwait Lebanon Oman Qatar Saudi Arabia Syria Turkey UAE Yemen
Middle East Facts • Population – 370 Million • Area – 2. 7 Million square miles • Top Languages – Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Berber and Kurdish • Term used by the West and used to be called Near East • Everyone can have a different perspective on the middle east
Christianity in the Middle East • Islam is the main religion in the region • Howevery Country is different in many ways • Countries have different % of Christians
% of Evangelical Christians Bahrain 2. 9 Jordan 0. 3 Saudi Arabia Cyprus 0. 8 Kuwait 1. 5 Syria 0. 1 Egypt 3. 9 Lebanon 0. 5 Turkey 0. 1 Oman United Arab Emirates Iran 0. 2 Iraq 0. 2 Israel 0. 4 Qatar 0. 8 1 Yemen 0. 3 1. 3 0. 1
Christian Organisations working in the middle east 1. MECO International 2. MERF 3. OM International
Prayer Points 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Future Political Stability For Religious Freedom Material Wealth / Poverty and War Christian Missionaries / Expat Workers Arab Christians Church Growth in area and leadership Pray for spiritual unity
DVD Clip • We watched a testimony of a Arab who had came to trust in Jesus as his Saviour • Around 20 mins • It was very encouraging as he talked about how God had changed his life • We leaned that people are coming believing in Jesus in the area and there is a great need for the gospel • Shows that nothing is impossible with God
Final Thoughts • Even in a difficult place to live God is still in control • The importance of Gods Word • Christians are still willing to serve God in the middle east
Next Mission Focus • The Faith Mission • Tuesday 23 rd February