Missions History: John & Betty Stam

 

When the news about John and Betty Stam leaked out of China, it sent shock waves around the globe. The young missionary couple had only been in China two years before they were captured by the Communist Red Army. Their daughter, Helen Priscilla, was only 3 months old at the time. The brutality and atheism of the Communists were well known. What fate would they suffer at the hands of the Red Army?

What would happen to young missionaries John & Betty Stam?


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Bailing Out: 5 Reasons That Christians Quit

 

If you’ve been a Christian for any length of time, you’ve probably seen fellow believers quit. Those who once seemed like shining paragons of godliness are no longer sitting two rows in front of you in church. You don’t see their car when you arrive for Sunday night service. Instead of asking for prayer requests, they ARE the prayer requests in the monthly prayer bulletin. “What happened to them?” you wonder. “And how can I avoid that happening to me?”

Here are 5 reasons that Christians quit.


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What Is God’s Omnipotence?

 

“Ah Lord God! behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for thee:”

Jeremiah 32:17

At the foot of a mighty mountain, people gathered to gaze at the spectacle. A massive cloud unlike anything they’d seen before hung on the mountaintop. Thunder and lightning shattered the sky, and the mountain trembled. The trumpet blew, growing louder and louder as it reached a crescendo. “What is it?” children asked their parents, eyes round with wonder. “It is the Almighty,” their parents whispered. “Moses commanded us to be ready for His coming.” 

The Israelites of Exodus 19 had the privilege of seeing God’s glory firsthand. And, today, though we rarely see mountaintop experiences, our God has not changed. He is the same almighty God as He was then. Today, let’s answer the question…

What is God’s omnipotence?


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