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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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Grateful for Our Forefathers

It was a beautiful Sunday morning when Sheila and her husband Tim made their way to our church in Bikfaya. After the service, a group of seasoned church members enthusiastically gathered around them, each one waiting for their turn to greet the visitors with heartfelt hugs and kisses.

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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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20 Years of LSESD: Peacebuilding and Dialogue

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is full of complexity and prone to conflict. The region needs people who collectively advocate for peace and understanding and help provide opportunities for dialogue. An important achievement of LSESD over the last 20 years is how the Institute of...

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BBS

Grateful for Our Forefathers

It was a beautiful Sunday morning when Sheila and her husband Tim made their way to our church in Bikfaya. After the service, a group of seasoned church members enthusiastically gathered around them, each one waiting for their turn to greet the visitors with heartfelt hugs and kisses.

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Prayer Request – BBS

The Beirut Baptist School is celebrating the accomplishments of its students this month as the academic year comes to an end. With graduations around the corner and Father’s day in between, join us in praying for the school through the following: Experiencing God’s unconditional love to the...

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Growing Together

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 was a month of both national and global exchange that was especially unique for our school”.

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BCYM

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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BCYM Prayer Request

Throughout the year, the Baptist Children and Youth Ministry (BCYM) puts on many camps for vulnerable children. They are an opportunity to give Syrian refugee children a chance to play fun games and get crafty while also hearing stories from the Bible. The summer season, and specifically the month...

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Planting Seeds of the Kingdom

Jesus once told His disciples that the Kingdom of God is like a small seed, that grows into a mighty tree that brings life to its surroundings. Each year BCYM meets over 1000 children at their events at which they aim to plant and nurture the seeds of the Kingdom in their lives.

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DMAH

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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Transformed Lives: A Gift and a Prayer

Shopping is rarely an experience that touches your heart, but sometimes the service you receive can make you smile and think. That was the case for an Iraqi man and his wife who were visiting Beirut. Walking through the city one Spring day, they came across LSESD’s The Gateway Bookshop and decided...

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Transformed Lives: A Book to Treasure

Alongside its locally written publications, Dar Manhal Al Hayat (DMAH) comb through all the Christian world’s publications with great precision, searching for the books that will carry the greatest impact on the people of the Middle East North Africa region today. They know that books can leave...

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MERATH

Repairers of Broken Walls

Jesus once told His disciples that the Kingdom of God is like a small seed, that grows into a mighty tree that brings life to its surroundings. Each year BCYM meets over 1000 children at their events at which they aim to plant and nurture the seeds of the Kingdom in their lives.

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The Acceptable Fast

For many people in the world, Lent is all about fasting. But how can we make sure that our fasting pleases God? What is the core essence of fasting?

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Grateful for Your Authentic Witnessing to Our Vulnerable Neighbors

Local faith communities are an integral thread in the fabric of society with unique abilities for holistic impact. As MERATH (Middle East Revive and Thrive), the relief and development arm of LSESD, we believe that it is through caring for the whole person that we best incarnate the ministry of Christ who both fed the hungry and
offered His body as the bread of life; healed the sick and preached forgiveness of sins.

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In the Bleak Mid-Winter

In 2018-2019, Lebanon and Syria went through one of the harshest winters in many years as they were hit by intense storms, heavy rain, and snowfall leading to floods and freezing temperatures that severely affected numerous families living in makeshift settlements and poorly insulated dwellings.

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SKILD

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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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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Grateful for Our Forefathers

It was a beautiful Sunday morning when Sheila and her husband Tim made their way to our church in Bikfaya. After the service, a group of seasoned church members enthusiastically gathered around them, each one waiting for their turn to greet the visitors with heartfelt hugs and kisses.

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Devotions

The “Upside-Down” Kingdom

After having meditated on and journeyed through the Lord’s prayer for the past seven months, the concluding words of the Lord’s Prayer remind us that it all starts and ends with God’s glory and His Sovereignty. And it is when God stops being the center of our lives that things start to fall apart.

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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

New Cabinet, Same Old Story?

For a city that has prided itself as one of the best destinations for nightlife in the Middle East, the battlefield-like scenes broadcasted on national TV over the weekend of January 18th – 19th and January 22nd were quite the change from the usual glitz and glamour of Beirut’s party scene.

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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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Annual Reports

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