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First-Century Faith

By Crescent Advance

Mid-May, 2017 brought one of the most tragic events in years to missionaries in Afghanistan. The news sent shockwaves through both the expat community in Kabul and the local, Afghan believers. One missionary worker had been killed, a second had been drugged and kidnapped, and the Afghan guard on duty…

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“We love Death…”

By Crescent Advance

“We are men who love death more than you love your life.” These words from ISIS propaganda have continually haunted me. It seems they have touched on something that God’s people have largely forgotten—we are eternal beings and not of this world. While I wholeheartedly reject the ideology and the actions…

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We Love Muslims

By Crescent Advance

Because God loves Muslims. Often, it is said that God loves everybody in the world. But, do we actually stop to think of what we are actually saying—that means everyone! God loves Muslims in the same way that He loves us. Muslim children are just as precious in the sight…

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ISIS Needs a Jonah

By Crescent Advance

“So the people of Nineveh believed God…” Jonah 3:5 •             •             • The beginning of June, 2014 dawned beautiful and full of life in the Middle East. Only a few short days later, the world would hear of a reign…

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Faith is the Victory

Tents of Ease Left Behind…

By Crescent Advance

The voices of the congregation blended as the church sang out the strains of the well-known song, Faith Is the Victory. The powerful words of this refrain are from 1 John 5:4, “This is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.” Penned in 1891 by John Henry Yates,…

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From her eyes

From Her Eyes…

By Crescent Advance

Somewhere in a Middle Eastern country, a beautiful baby girl giggles and smiles as the tender hand of her mother reaches to caress her rosy cheek. This tiny newborn is like any other baby one might expect to meet–healthy and growing with a ravenous appetite–but her mother lives as an…

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