Prayer Focus for Turkey – Sunday, March 29

turk-MMAP-smTurkey, Asia: Pray for: a) Those who are called, equipped and gifted for tentmaking ministries in this land where sharing the gospel must be done with tact and sensitivity, but also with boldness and clarity. Business as mission is a growing area, but faces challenges with visas, taxes and unethical business competition. Being a Christian worker in Turkey is not an easy ministry, despite its rewards. Pray for each worker to have a good testimony that glorifies Christ and shows love and respect for the people of Turkey. b) Opportunities for ministry that expose the whole country to the gospel. Most Christian expatriates engage in teaching, study, business or enter on tourist visas. Few have ever lived in eastern Anatolia, the Black Sea coast or the interior provinces – these are some of the spiritually hardest places for Christians to live and minister. Pray that Christ-like lives of service and love may help break down long-held barriers to the gospel. (

Prayer Focus for Tunisia – Sunday, March 22


Tunisia, Africa: Leadership is gradually developing for the groups of national believers, but prayer is needed for their spiritual growth and for more leaders. As in many other countries with nascent churches, the relationship between national and expatriate Christians can benefit from prayer; praise God for the shared vision that does exist for reaching the rest of Tunisia. Practical holiness and accountability need to be demonstrated. Pray that anointed and tolerant leaders may be raised up for this time, and that the right means for their spiritual and pastoral growth might be developed. The Christian population is predominantly nominal, expatriate and Catholic, and is only a fraction of its pre-independence size. There are two functioning Protestant denominations – Anglican and French Reformed. The relocation of a large international development organization to Tunis has resulted in Sunday church attendance in most churches tripling. Pray that these expat Christians, mostly Africans, would find opportunities to relate to their Tunisian neighbours. Pray also for compassion and a persevering, servant spirit in situations that require sensitivity and wisdom.  (

Law as a Window into the Heart of God

Leviticus 19

Law as a Window into the Heart of God


Leviticus 19:1 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 2 “Speak to all the congregation of the people of Israel and say to them, You shall be holy, for I the LORD your God am holy.  3 Every one of you shall revere his mother and his father….9 “When you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not reap your field right up to its edge, neither shall you gather the gleanings after your harvest. 10 And you shall not strip your vineyard bare, neither shall you gather the fallen grapes of your vineyard. You shall leave them for the poor and for the sojourner: I am the LORD your God….


17 “You shall not hate your brother in your heart, but you shall reason frankly with your neighbor, lest you incur sin because of him. 18 You shall not take vengeance or bear a grudge against the sons of your own people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the LORD.


19 “You shall keep my statutes. You shall not let your cattle breed with a different kind. You shall not sow your field with two kinds of seed, nor shall you wear a garment of cloth made of two kinds of material.

Prayer Focus for Trinidad and Tobago – Sunday, March 15

trin-MMAP-smTrinidad and Tobago, Caribbean: The nation’s racial diversity could also be considered a racial divide. Inter-ethnic harmony is hindered by racially aligned politics and the activities of several extremist minorities among Muslims, Hindus and some “Christians”. Pray that the government may be impartial and fair to all ethnic groups and that the culture of corruption and bribery would be exposed and eliminated. The Church is one of the only structures connected to every community, and therefore has enormous but unrealized potential to bridge the racial divide. Pray that churches would be instruments of reconciliation and demonstrate that all are one in Christ.  (

Guess Who’s Moving In? – Introduction to Leviticus

If you could have had just one point from Sunday’s message communicated what would it have been?
The people we dwell with shape our sense of who we are (identity). Which people in your life have most shaped your identity?


The Tabernacle and Court

In Leviticus the Covenant King comes to dwell among his people.

What evidence from Exodus points to God being a COVENANT King?

What evidence from Exodus points to God being a Covenant KING?

What evidence from Exodus points to God being a Covenant King who DWELLS AMONG HIS PEOPLE?

How has God come to dwell even nearer to his covenant people today?

How would you say that God’s dwelling within and among us shapes your identity, your sense of who you are?

J. Todd Billings writes that among many Americans, especially emerging adults “faith has been reduced to a necklace one wears as part of a self-made identity rather than a whole new set of clothes one wears—“put[ting] on the Lord Jesus Christ” (Rom. 13:14)—as a new identity found in him.” Billings, J. Todd (2011-11-01). Union with Christ: Reframing Theology and Ministry for the Church (Kindle Locations 404-415). Baker Publishing Group.

Do you find yourself trying to keep Jesus the Covenant King at arms-length despite his desire to dwell near? Do you sense any fear at being so completely identified with him?

What inspires you about being so identified with the Father who has adopted you in Christ (Romans 8:15)? What do you like about others who are excited about the nearness of their Covenant King?

Prayer Focus for Tonga – Sunday, March 8

Tonga, Pacific: Tonga has the world’s highest national percentage of Mormons, but possibly the majority of those claimed by Mormons would not consider themselves such. The country’s largest employers are Mormons; many financial perks are on offer for those considering the switch. Pray for the error of this sect to be exposed as such, and for many to find freedom in Christ. (