Wednesday, September 15, 2004

Danes Need to Encounter the Living Christ

Researcher David Barrett is reported to have stated that Denmark is one of the three nations with populations exceeding one million in which evangelism is the least cost-effective. The other nations in this category are Japan and Switzerland. Danish Christians need great wisdom in discovering culture-sensitive, Spirit-empowered ways of presenting Christ as Savior and Lord to this land of jaded Christianity.

PRAY for effective strategies for evangelism in this country that is as needy as those countries in the 10-40 window. It has been estimated that 90% of Danes claim church membership but only 4% attend church regularly.

Specific intercession is requested by leaders of Calvary Chapel ministries as they envision evangelism, Bible teaching and church planting eforts in Denmark. These leaders are concerned that Jesus Christ be glorified and honored by those who commit to thorough, truthful teaching of God's Word--regardless of denomination.

PRAY for wisdom on behalf of servant-leaders like Daniel Jacobsen and Theis Broegger as they present themselves available to God and remain open to His will concerning Calvary Chapel ministry in Denmark. They desire the focus of everyone involved in this ministry be on the Lord Jesus Christ with the passion of everyone involved to see a revival in Denmark.

PRAY that everyone's burden will be to to see Danes of all ages brought into a saving relationship with Jesus Christ.

PRAY that God will grant to everyone involved grace to reflect His love and His grace to the Danish people.

PRAY that the website will continue to serve as a blessing to its visitors and as a place where new and God-appointed contacts are made.

PRAISE God for giving us His Word--sharper than any two-edged sword. PRAISE Him that the Word of God will not return to Him void!

PRAY that the Word will find its way into the hearts of people to accomplish what God intends for it to accomplish in Denmark and in every other nation of this sin-sick world.

There is a growing immigrant population in Denmark that offers new and different opportunities for evangelistic outreach.

PRAY for open doors to present the Gospel of the grace of God in Christ to Arab and Turkish Muslim immigrants in Denmark as well as to other but smaller ethnic minorities resident in the country.

Four Baptist congregations in East Denmark are joining together in planning a celebrative "fest," including sports, food, and an evening evangelistic emphasis, to be held on Saturday, October 2 at Grønhøjskolen in Tåstrup. This fest marks the beginning of what is hoped will be a fruitful collaboration between Allerøde Frikirke, Kristuskirken, City Church and Roskilde Baptistmenighed. The event begins at 2:00 p.m. and includes an evangelistic meeting to begin at 7:20 p.m. The speaker will be Per Eivind Stig of City Church.

PRAY for Pastor Stig, for a good response to the Gospel message and for seekers to come to faith in Christ.

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