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Abortion is an issue that has become very relevant in every community. Since the Roe v. Wade decision of 1976, abortion has become pivotal to political campaigns. With each new presidential candidate and transition of power, the laws concerning abortion change as well. Recently, more taxpayers’ dollars have gone to funding abortion. Also, the time frame in which you can have an abortion has changed. It is clear that this issue isn’t going away anytime soon, and so it is with great hope that this series will help to break down how the body of Christ can be proactive in the race against abortion, how those who may have had an abortion or are considering having one can be educated and healed, and how we, as believers, can understand the role we play in discipleship and ministry in the life before and after abortion.
The church’s role
God states that we where created in His image and that His love for humankind surpasses any condition. God laid down His life so that man could prosper and have a long fulfilling life even after death. There is no doubt that His passion for humankind is irreplaceable. Nothing can change that. He wants man to excel in his (work) both spiritually and naturally. (more…)
Remember the Parable of the Persistent Widow in Luke 18? Here’s a review of Jesus’ message in the NIV translation (the King James version is linked above):
Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up. 2He said: “In a certain town there was a judge who neither feared God nor cared about men.3And there was a widow in that town who kept coming to him with the plea, ‘Grant me justice against my adversary.’
4“For some time he refused. But finally he said to himself, ‘Even though I don’t fear God or care about men, 5yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will see that she gets justice, so that she won’t eventually wear me out with her coming!’ “
6And the Lord said, “Listen to what the unjust judge says. 7And will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off? 8I tell you, he will see that they get justice, and quickly…
Evangelist Williams and Sis. Duran, leaders of the Women’s Ministry, are asking that we be just as persistent in our reading and meditations as the widow, as we prepare to be on one accord for the GAC Women’s Retreat. Our assignment is to: spend at least an hour a day in steadfast prayer and read a Psalm a day up until and even beyond the retreat on Oct. 29-30.
The Women’s Ministry spent Black Friday weekend at the Sandy Cove Ministries conference center which sits on the headwaters of the Chesapeake Bay, in North East, Maryland. The retreat weekend included workshops on team-building, spiritual survivorship and sexual health. The women were encouraged to love their enemies, forgive their offenders, endure suffering and live out the word of God.