WEEK 3: Delight Yourself in the Lord

31st July 2017 . by incontext_adm

“Delight yourself in the LORD, and He will give you the desires of your heart.” (ESV) This verse seems to be one of the ‘favourites’ of the Bible – it’s very appealing in terms of what it promises. Who wouldn’t want to follow a God who gives the desires of our hearts? It has often…

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“THE TIME FOR TALK IS OVER”. US FORCING CHINA TO DECIDE OVER NORTH KOREA

31st July 2017 . by incontext_adm

31 JULY 2017 – The United States is “done talking about North Korea” and China must decide if it is willing to back imposing stronger United Nations sanctions on North Korea over its two long-range missile tests this month, the US Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, has said. In a statement, Ms Haley said that…

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IRAN CONTINUES TO TEST THE WEST IN NEW ROCKET TEST

28th July 2017 . by incontext_adm

28 JULY 2017 – Iran successfully tested a rocket that can deliver satellites into orbit, state television reported on Thursday, an action the United States said breaches a U.N. Security Council resolution because of its potential use in ballistic missile development. Iranian state television showed footage of the firing of the rocket, mounted on a…

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80% OF CHILDREN IN YEMEN IN NEED OF IMMEDIATE AID

27th July 2017 . by incontext_adm

27 JULY 2017 – A vicious combination of war, cholera and hunger has left 80 percent of Yemeni children in desperate need of aid, the United Nations said on Wednesday. “Nearly 80 percent of Yemen’s children need immediate humanitarian assistance,” the executive directors of three UN agencies said in a joint statement released at the…

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26th July 2017 . by incontext_adm

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US BACKING LEBANON WITH MILITARY AID AS ISIS THREAT GROWS

26th July 2017 . by incontext_adm

26 JULY 2017 – U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday praised Lebanon’s efforts to guard its borders to prevent Islamic State and other militant groups from gaining a foothold inside their country and promised continued American help. “America’s assistance can help ensure that the Lebanese army is the only defender Lebanon needs,” Trump said at…

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FIGHTING CONTINUES IN CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

25th July 2017 . by incontext_adm

25 JULY 2017 – Christian militias in Central African Republic launched several attacks on Bangassou, attempting to seize a cathedral housing displaced Muslims and killing a Moroccan peacekeeper, the United Nations said. The incidents come after attacks on the same diamond-mining town in May that killed at least 115 people and point to the inability…

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WEEK 2: The Good Thing vs. the God-Thing

24th July 2017 . by incontext_adm

“Because Joseph her husband was faithful to the law, and yet did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly. But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary…

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ISRAEL RISKS “MAJOR CRISIS WITH ARAB AND ISLAMIC WORLD”

24th July 2017 . by incontext_adm

24 JULY 2017 – Israel is “playing with fire and risking a major crisis with the Arab and Islamic world,” the Arab League has warned. The warning came after Israel sent extra troops into the occupied West Bank as violence erupted over Israel’s installation of metal detectors at entry points to the shrine, known to Muslims as the…

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ISRAEL BARS MUSLIM MEN UNDER 50 FROM WORSHIP AT HARAM AL-SHARIF MOSQUE

21st July 2017 . by incontext_adm

21 JULY 2017 – Israeli police said they were barring men under 50 from entering Jerusalem’s Old City for Friday Muslim prayers as tensions rose over new security measures at a supersensitive holy site. “Entry to the Old City and Temple Mount will be limited to men aged 50 and over. Women of all ages…

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