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Prayer support is vital to the effectiveness of our ministry. Ephesians 6:12 reminds us our battle is a spiritual one and Philippians 4:6 says we are to make our requests known to God, with thanksgiving. This important Scripture applies just as much to UCB as it does to our personal lives.

Captive in Iran

Listen to the podcast, recorded live in the studio with 20Twenty host Neil Johnson as he chatted with Maryam and Marziyeh, believers from Iran who were imprisoned for their faith.. Maryam and Marziyeh will also speak at ten meetings in Australia from 26 June - 6 July. These two courageous women spent 259 days in Iran's most notorious prison with

The latest edition of The Word for Today...

...has started. Another three months of refreshing encouragement and challenge from Bob and Debby Gass to charge up your day by focusing on the Lord of each day. We usually run out of copies of each edition very quickly each quarter. If you've recently changed your address, please let us know straight

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Let marriage be held in honour among all...’ Hebrews 13:14 ESV Special events will be happening all across Australia during Marriage Week, culminating in the Great Aussie Date Night on Saturday 20 September. Marriage Week is a great time to reassess marriage and to see it is more than a piece of paper. Marriage is a covenantal

'What can I do about my power bill?'

When those heart-stopping, breath-snatching bills for electricity, gas or water arrive, we often run around turning off the lights. However, in the average household, lighting is only 8% of the bill. David Nancarrow offers some timely advice on

Vision's latest podcasts

Caught the start of a Vision radio programme and want to hear the end? Want to share an interview with a friend? Every day new podcasts are added to the Vision website, so you can listen to your favourite programmes again, and again, at your convenience. One great recent podcast has even become a video on YouTube: The Green Line 
   
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The Word for Today

Don't Lose Your Compassionate Edge (1)

'...When He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for them...' Matthew 9:36 NKJV

Christ's concern for a hurting world revealed itself in two ways: condemnation towards those who took advantage of others and compassion towards those who couldn't help themselves. One time He took a whip and threw the money changers out of the temple; another time He healed the sick and fed the hungry. There's a lesson here: you can become complacent and say, 'I know there's trouble in the world. It's regrettable. But as long as it doesn't touch me personally, I'd prefer not to think about it. Cheating goes on every day in business and politics. That's just the way things are.' Like the priest and the Levite in the story of the Good Samaritan, you 'pass by on the other side' (Luke 10:30-36). The sad fact is that even churches that faithfully preach the Word and win souls (two all-important missions) fail in this area. Why? Because they're afraid of being identified with those who promote a 'social gospel'. But the opposite should concern us! 'If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity...how can the love of God be in him? ...Let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.' (1 John 3:17-18 NIV) What moves you? Success in business? Building a great family? Excelling in ministry? Those are worthy goals, but if you want to know what moved Christ, read this: 'When He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion.' So don't lose your compassionate edge.



SoulFood: Nah 1-3, Lk 8:16- 25, Ps 14, Prov 19:1-4

The Word for Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright 2014
   
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