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Identity – A Letter to Jahar

Editor’s Note: If Jahar one day does become a Christian and the SAMs are ever lifted, I fully intend to send this letter to him. For now, the beautiful truths in this letter remain untrue, but it is my desperate prayer … Continue reading

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They Sentenced Me To Die

It seemed like I’d run out of second chances And they sentenced me to die And I was just like a dead man walking I was running out of time But you came to me and opened my eyes And … Continue reading

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All Because Some Christ Followers Were Willing

In Jerry Trousdale’s book Miraculous Movements, there is a chapter entitled, “The Hardest People Yield the Greatest Results.”  I’d like to share several pages of that chapter with you.  I think they speak for themselves. Sometimes God Calls Us to … Continue reading

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Remember Them In Your Prayers

Editor’s Note: The following is an anonymous submission from a Christians United for Jahar contributor. Last week’s news about Robel Phillipos’s verdict and Khairullozhon Matanov’s alleged assault has elicited some prayer requests.  If you have not been following the trial, Robel … Continue reading

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Calling Each By Its Name

Last fall, several of us started a prayer ministry for people on death row called Operation Life.  We are assigned to specific inmates who are within 3 months of their execution (although that often gets stayed repeatedly), and we commit … Continue reading

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Changed Hearts and Spirits

I was spending time in Ezekiel this morning when I came across verses 18-20 in Chapter 11: When the people return to their homeland, they will remove every trace of their vile images and detestable idols.  And I will give … Continue reading

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This is Good and Pleases God Our Savior

I have frequently heard the argument that we should not be praying for Jahar’s salvation because we can’t pray to change someone’s mind concerning a decision that only they can make. I urge you, first of all, to pray for … Continue reading

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You and Me

I have been listening to this song on repeat since someone recommended it to me on Monday. It is a hauntingly beautiful song about the redemption offered to us through Christ, and the lyrics include powerful imagery that is extremely … Continue reading

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The Scandal of Grace

“Grace, what have You done? Murdered for [him] on that cross Accused in absence of wrong [His] sin washed away in Your blood Too much to make sense of it all I know that Your love breaks [his] fall The … Continue reading

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