Unwilling to Surrender

Apr 3, 2016

In Berlin, a man stands on the edge of the kingdom. He’s been meeting with missionaries regularly and seems to understand the gospel. Yet when asked about trusting in God's promises and making a radical commitment to follow Christ, a look of sadness overcame him. “I hear what you’re saying,” he replied, “but even if I were to be baptized I'm not willing to change." He then listed several areas of his life where his heart is still enslaved to something worldly. His unwillingness to surrender his life to Christ keeps him on the edge, but we are praying he will take that step one day soon.  

Although this man is not yet ready to commit to a life of following Jesus, we are excited that others are making a public profession of faith. Last Sunday Mosaik Berlin and Gospel Haus had a combined baptismal service where five people received this covenant sign and seal of grace. Both churches have seen significant growth in the past year, with attendance nearly doubling.  

Thank you for your prayers and financial support that provides for missionaries to continue their work of advancing the kingdom. And pray for those who count the cost of being a disciple of Jesus in Berlin and around the world.  What a blessing to see them forsake all other loyalties and serve the King. 

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Pray for Muslims coming to faith in Christ across Europe. Pray that they would be discipled and find a church home. 

Pray for the refugees who have recently immigrated to Germany and are being drawn to Christ and becoming active in an MTW church.

Pray for missionaries seeking to minister to those who are critical and hard to love. Pray that missionaries would love their neighbor as Christ loved us.

Pray specifically for the refugees in Berlin with whom our missionaries are building relationships. Pray that these refugees would come to faith if they do not know Christ.

Pray for MTW's ministry to refugees in Greece, Germany, Ukraine, Uganda, Panama, and the U.S.

Give thanks to God for a movement of the Spirit spreading across Europe opening doors that have been long-shut.

Praise God for opening doors in Germany for us to minister to refugees in a local refugee home. Pray for refugees to grasp the love of Christ. 

Pray for the declining Church in Europe. Many see Europe as post-Christian and without hope. But we know that Christ will build His church.

Praise God for breaking through barriers in Germany and producing long-sought-after fruit! Pray for new believers to grow in their faith and lead others to Christ. 


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