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Reconciled with Our Daily Bread

In the Lord’s prayer, Jesus teaches us to ask God for our daily bread. And yet when He is tested during His time in the desert, it is bread that Jesus refuses, stating that “Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God” (Matthew 4:4).

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Graduates for His Glory

When we consider the second statement of our Lord’s Prayer, we may ask, “How does God establish His Kingdom on earth?” He is the omnipotent, self-sufficient Lord of Hosts, and yet He wills to use ordinary, finite people so that the name of our Lord Jesus is glorified in us.

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Dr. Ghassan Khalaf: Truth for Generations to Come

The fondness and respect for the late Dr. Ghassan Khalaf was evident at a thanksgiving service held at the Arab Baptist Theological Seminary (ABTS) on 14 October. As guests arrived at the service, several people shared their experiences about the influence that Dr Khalaf had in their lives. And in...

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Arab Christians Hungry and Thankful for Christianity Explored

There has been much excitement from churches in the Middle East North Africa [MENA] region since the launch last year of Christianity Explored (CE) resources in Arabic by LSESD’s publishing arm Dar Manhal Al Hayat (DMAH). Several teams from Christianity Explored in the UK have led training...

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BBS

Christ-like Citizenship

Out into the streets the students went! Filling Beirut with chants from the ongoing uprising in Lebanon, students joined the protests hoping for a future that allows them to thrive in their home country. Most grew up with stories they’d heard from their parents’ experiences living through the Lebanese civil war (1975-1990) or the more distant past of their grandparents which granted Lebanon its independence on November 22nd, 1943.

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Blessed by His Daily Bread

It’s back to school season! Whether your school is back in session or not, around this time of the year many bright young minds once again head
back into the classroom. First-day of school pictures are often posted all over social media and everyone seems to launch into high gear through the fall.

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Small Steps of Faith

If you had visited the Beirut Baptist School this month you would have felt the hustle and bustle of graduation ceremonies, official exams, and summer camp preparations.

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BBS: Celebrating International Women’s Day

Thanks to our praying partners, the Beirut Baptist School (BBS) continues its mission being a lighthouse within a densely populated, majority non-Christian neighborhood. Driven with this mission to reach out to the people within its neighborhood, BBS is keen on influencing the life of not only its...

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BCYM

Whispers of Heaven

Whispers of Heavenby May-Lee MelkiDevelopment Officer As I watched throughout this summer children of different ages, races and religions joyfully interact together both on the playing field and during spiritual discussions, I was reminded of the words of Jesus in Matthew 9:14 and the...

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Swedish Hummus

Two important aspects of our faith are the intimacy of our relationship with God and that we are part of a community of fellow believers. Both wonderfully highlighted in the opening two words of the Lord’s Prayer.  God’s great love for all people is also a central theme of our latest book release When Righteous Fall by Rev. Dr. Nabil Haddad.

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Knowing Our Father

For many people who’ve grown up in Christian environments, Sunday School teachers have played a vital role in growing their faith. They helped introduce them and guide them as they took their first steps in exploring the relationship together with our Father in heaven.

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The Father of Second Chances

Two important aspects of our faith are the intimacy of our relationship with God and that we are part of a community of fellow believers. Both wonderfully highlighted in the opening two words of the Lord’s Prayer.  God’s great love for all people is also a central theme of our latest book release When Righteous Fall by Rev. Dr. Nabil Haddad.

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DMAH

The Father of Second Chances

Two important aspects of our faith are the intimacy of our relationship with God and that we are part of a community of fellow believers. Both wonderfully highlighted in the opening two words of the Lord’s Prayer.  God’s great love for all people is also a central theme of our latest book release When Righteous Fall by Rev. Dr. Nabil Haddad.

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Regeneration Amidst Destruction

Regeneration Amidst Destruction by Colin Gibson Program Officer | Dar Manhal Al Hayat (DMAH) The scenes of destruction in Syria that have been circulating on social media throughout the Syrian war are a vivid reminder that in a context of war, necessities become luxuries and what might seem...

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Regeneration Amidst of Destruction

The scenes of destruction in Syria that have been circulating on social media throughout the Syrian war are a vivid reminder that in a context of war, necessities become luxuries and what might seem trivial or easily accessible for most of us becomes a cherished treasure. This is what our team...

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Come and See – Riches for the Arab World

By deliberately setting the booths in the main exhibition halls, rather than the Christian section, the DMAH team has the opportunity to witness to the many people from non-Christian background. What do you do if you want to find the latest Christian best-selling novel? Or a book to help you...

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MERATH

Healing the Hurting

Our small team from New Zealand comprised two dentists, one general practitioner and two Tearfund NZ staff members. This visit to Lebanon was saturated with history, culture, hospitality, and stories of the redemptive power of God’s love in the marginalized of Lebanese society.

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Give Them This Month Their Monthly Food

It has been nine years. Nine years of crisis in Syria. Nine years of displacements. We hear more and more people say, “It is safer now; why don’t they go back? Even if we give them food today, they will still need food tomorrow”. Precisely!

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Swedish Hummus

Two important aspects of our faith are the intimacy of our relationship with God and that we are part of a community of fellow believers. Both wonderfully highlighted in the opening two words of the Lord’s Prayer.  God’s great love for all people is also a central theme of our latest book release When Righteous Fall by Rev. Dr. Nabil Haddad.

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Growing Together

Growing Together by May-Lee Melki Development Officer | LSESD Passionate about preparing learners in mind, body and spirit, for a bright future, the Beirut Baptist School (BBS) had a lot to be grateful for during the month of April. As expressed by its Academic principal Mrs. Alice Wazir: “April...

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SKILD

One Mom’s Temptation to Deny Her Son

“‘If you are able? All things are possible for the one who believes’ … Jesus gently took his hand and raised him to his feet, and he stood up.” When the disciples asked Jesus why they could not heal the boy, Jesus answered, “This kind can only be resolved through prayer and fasting” (Mark 9:14-29).

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Reflecting the Kingdom

The care we are called to give, the love we are meant to show, the support we should provide are Christ-like characteristics that we are entrusted to live out to the world as a glimpse of the heavenly comfort provided by our Father’s Kingdom.

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Knowing Our Father

For many people who’ve grown up in Christian environments, Sunday School teachers have played a vital role in growing their faith. They helped introduce them and guide them as they took their first steps in exploring the relationship together with our Father in heaven.

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Echoing the Father’s Love

In a world full of imperfections and hardships, we search for support, for a hand to hold, for someone who will lift us up when we fall. We all seek and long for love, mercy, faithfulness, peace, and joy, all of which are provided by our heavenly father.

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Devotions

Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread

Bread is the essence of life—it’s what sustains us every day. As we ask God to give us our daily bread, we not only acknowledge our dependency on Him for life’s necessities, we also declare that He is everything we need.

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Updates

Op-Ed: Opinion on the Situation in Lebanon

Lebanon is a unique beast. It is a country of sharp social contrast and a fragile sectarian balance—a balance that has dominated Lebanese politics since the end of the civil war in 1990 and that has recently started to show cracks.

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