Who Are We

Wayne, Hilary & Adelaide Denny. Preparing to Serve in Leadership Training in Senegal, Africa. God has called us to take advantage of a unique window of religious freedom in Muslim Senegal by equipping church leaders who have a heart for reaching their country and the Muslim world.

We should be jealous. . . for the honour of His name – troubled when it remains unknown, hurt when it is ignored, indignant when it is blasphemed. And all the time anxious and determined that it shall be given the honour and glory which are due to it.” John Stott

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Tuesday night with nothing to do

  • Muslims believe Jesus was born of a virgin, never sinned, and never died (all things not true of Muhammad)
  • The surahs in the Koran are not chronological.
  • A shift in Muhammad's ministry (and the tone of many surahs) change from his early years as a prophet in Mecca to his time in Medina.
  • The beginning of the Islamic calender is not from when Muhammad first received revelation, but from when he fled to Medina.
  • There is big difference between what the Koran teaches and what Muslims believe (probably the same could be said of Christians)

Tuesday nights are now open again because last Tuesday was the final of a 12 week class on Encountering the World of Islam. Above are just a few of the facts and concepts we gained from the class. We had 2 classes that were taught by Muslims (one week was on how Islam expanded, very interesting class!). Overall, we were again reminded, it's good that our mission board is requiring us to do a certain amount of pre-departure training.

Probably the greatest benefit of the class for us though was a reminder that we are seeking to meet a great need. Islam is one of the biggest religions in the world and a very small percentage of missionaries and missions giving goes towards reaching them.

The class continued to burden me for Muslims in that they appreciate Jesus for many things, but until they embrace Him as their Savior and God, they are missing out. What greater gift has been given to us than God revealing Himself to us through His Son and providing a way through His Son for us to be in relationship with Him!!!

Praise be to God for this incredible gift and may we always be motivated to shout how great our God is!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Steven Manning, fellow heir of Christ,

To my sister and brother in our Lord Jesus who lives

Unbounding grace and peace be yours in abundance, from him

The Lord God is truly a God full of love, mercy, and compassion. Your blog writing was of God's providence. On Thursday, we had a special SMF day here at Emmaus. We focused on praying for all the Muslims and Muslim Christians. What a God we have, whose spirit lives in us. I am going to be praying for those people as much as I can remember too. Lord willing, even all the time, but I can't say for sure, as a human. Well, I am praying for you guys, and keep on keeping on!