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 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? 
Romans 8:35
 
 
Dedicated to those who risk their lives to follow Jesus.
 
“Place your ear against the chest of the Savior so that when troubled times come and you don’t know what will befall you, you can hear the steady pulse of Christ’s boundless love.”  (paraphrase of a quote by Beth Moore)
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Who shall separate you from the love of Christ?  Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness of danger or sword?  For Jesus’ sake you face death all day long; you are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.  In all these things you are more than conquerors.  (based on Romans 8:35-37)
 
“There are more important things than staying alive.  Jesus’ followers must love him more than their own lives.”  (Randy Alcorn, Safely Home)
 
To help persecuted Believers, contact Open Doors, Voice of the Martyrs-Canada, or Voice of the Martyrs-USA.
 

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He who has compassion on them will guide them
 And lead them beside springs of water.
Isaiah 49:10
 
 
Recently, I had the opportunity to attend an inspiring conference.  For the past thirty-five years, my family has been connected with Heartbeat, a non-profit educational organization.  Heartbeat provides “springs of living water” to those who are seeking a meaningful life.
 
What makes Heartbeat unique is that “while there are millions of Christian communicators and teachers speaking to Christians, there are very few who have repeatedly focused on communicating with those who are outside of the Christian community.”  Heartbeat uses language that connects with those who are searching for life. 
 
The theme of the conference was “What Really Matters”.  One thing that matters to Heartbeat is being relevant to young adults between the ages of eighteen and twenty-nine.  Several men and women in this age group spoke, and it was startling to see the disconnection between church and the reality of their world.  Please check out Heartbeat.org and consider how you can connect in a deeper way with “those outside the Christian community”.
 
See comments for a challenging essay from Heartbeat.

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