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Dr Patrick Sookhdeo

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Dr Patrick Sookhdeo is the International Director of Barnabas Fund and the Executive Director of the Oxford Centre for Religion and Public Life.
Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. Colossians 3:2 “Its worth is measured by my capacity to give it.” These were the words of Pierre Claverie, Bishop of Oran, Algeria, describing the value of his life before...
They will seize you and persecute you. They will hand you over to synagogues and put you in prison, and you will be brought before kings and governors, and all on account of my name. And so you will...
Five converts from Islam to Christianity were killed between 1 July and 7 August 2004 in Afghanistan. Each was stabbed or beaten to death by Taliban adherents. The first victim, a former mullah named Assad Ullah, was captured in a...
Magdi, an Egyptian Christian, was shot dead and five others injured in July 2000 over a dispute about the construction of a much-needed church building in the village of Sool. Magdi had bought the land in 1990 and the work...
My 93-year-old mother died in hospital in excruciating pain. She had been rushed in, complaining of pain in her lungs. As the days passed, the intensity of the pain grew. She was diagnosed with cancer. Soon the ferocity of...
“O the bliss of the man whose heart is broken for the world’s sufferings and for his own sin, for out of his sorrow he will find the joy of God.” So runs one translation of the second beatitude...
Now a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son belongs to it forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. John 8:35-36 John, from Northamptonshire, England, had been evangelising both freemen and...
Be wise in the way you act towards outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. Colossians 4:5 Pastor Isaac of Rock Church went missing on the night of 24 May 2005 and was found murdered in Skaikpet near Hyderabad, India,...
Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his faithful servants. Truly I am your servant, LORD; I serve you just as my mother did; you have freed me from my chains. Psalm 116:15-16 When the Germanic...
This is part 2 of the 2 part series titled “The Triumph of Suffering“. Click here to read Part 1 >> The Suffering Servant We, however, with the Holy Spirit’s illumination, can see in Isaiah 53 the whole story of our...