September/October 2010

Answering the Call

A look into the lives of faithful Christians who answered God’s call


Richard Wurmbrand overcame 14 years of unspeakable persecution for his faith in communist Russia. George Mueller ministered to more than 10,000 orphans and established 117 schools without ever asking someone for money, relying fully on God’s provision. This issue explores the lives of faithful believers like Wurmbrand and Mueller who answered God’s call, tells us how to discern God’s call on our lives, and challenges us to believe in God’s power and promises.

Features

Now That the Smoke Has Cleared

Nine years have passed since the tragedy of 9/11. Are we wiser and more diligent, or have we become what Lenin called “useful idiots”?

Fishers of Men

It may surprise you how much work goes into maintaining a fisherman’s net . . . regardless of what you’re fishing for.

The Story of Richard Wurmbrand

He endured imprisonment by the Nazis and torture by the Communists to become one of the 20th century’s most inspiring men of faith.

God’s Call for the Directionally Challenged

Is it really possible to receive a clear directive from God? If you’re wondering whether God is calling you to missions, this article may help.

A Missionary First, Last, and All the Time

How much impact can a person make for Christ if he dies at the young age of 26? An enormous one, as Bill Borden showed the world.

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When God Opens a Door…

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Let the Little Children Come

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God Changed the Wind

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Replacement Theology: The Black Sheep of Christendom Conclusion

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