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60 Ways to Pray for the Least-Reached

60 Ways to Pray for the Least-Reached

James wrote that “The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.” (James 5:16b, NIV) Over and over, we’ve seen God work among the least-reached as His people have prayed. Will you join us in bringing these requests before the Lord?

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Christar Prayer Calendars

At Christar we believe in the power of prayer! christar-prayer-calendarWe are passionate about our commitment to it! Did you know that every long-term Christar worker is required to have 100 people who commit to praying for them every day, before they can leave for the field? Prayer is essential to who we are and what we do! Join in partnering with us through prayer and in changing the lives of the least-reached!

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Telling the Truth: Responding to Common Muslim Objections to Christianity

If you have talked with a Muslim for any length of time about your faith and theirs, you have probably encountered one or more of the following objections to Christianity. Below are some ways to respond to these common Muslim objections.

While you will want to be prepared to answer these objections, remember that your goal is not to win an argument, but to win a person to Jesus. So be prepared to give a simple answer and continue to share and live your faith faithfully before your Muslim friends, whether or not they accept your explanation. 

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The Gospel

God is completely holy and perfect, while man is not: “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23) According to Romans 6:23a, the consequences of man’s sin and separation from God are that man has earned death—eternal separation from God—and has no hope of escape on his own: “For the wages of sin is death.

Most religions of the world try to offer a futile way back to a holy God through certain actions—good deeds, meditation, helping others, giving to the needy and so on. However, the Bible tells us that out of love, God did what we could not do. He sent Jesus to bridge the separation man’s sin creates between God and man by paying the death penalty we earned: “but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8)

Because Jesus died in man’s place and was raised form the dead, we can be made alive in Christ and have a relationship with our Creator. This is a free gift: “But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ … For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God.” (from Ephesians 2:4-5, 8)

God’s desire is that none should perish. His gift of eternal life is available to you! We would be thrilled if you would acknowledge the sin that has separated you from God, believe that Jesus has paid the penalty for your sin, and receive the restoration that God has made possible through Jesus. Please contact us if you would like to know more about Jesus’ work on the cross or about how to follow Him.

All Scripture quotations taken from the English Standard Version. 

Church Planting Among Hindus

christar-resources-hinduism-businessmanWhen you hear the word “Hindu,” many diverse images may come to mind: mystical sages meditating in Himalayan mountain retreats, sacred cows lying in the streets, devotees bathing in the Ganges River, women with red dots on their foreheads wearing brightly colored saris. christar-resources-hinduism-priest-robeFrom the urban intellectuals of New Delhi, to the slum dwellers of Kolkata, to business professionals living in London or New York, nearly a billion Hindus need the hope of Christ.

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Church Planting Among East Asians

christar-far-east-woman-child-hong-kongChristar is driven by a passion to plant churches among the least-reached peoples of the world—people who do not have access to a church where the gospel is preached in their own language and culture. Asians comprise over 83 percent of the 4.4 billion non-Christians in the world, and the continent of Asia remains the greatest challenge for world evangelization. Among the overwhelming numbers are multiple millions of East Asians in countries such as China, Japan, Mongolia, Indonesia and the Philippines. Yet many of us in North America need only take a walk across the street or across town to find them. More than 10 percent of the North American population is Asian, and over two and a half million are followers of Buddhism and East Asian religions. Sharing Christ with them and planting churches among them entails comprehending a mix of multiple belief systems and cultures. The task is monumental, but nothing is impossible to God.

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