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NEWS: CHRISTIANS UNITE IN SILENCE FOR THE PERSECUTED CHURCH

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Release International have created a unique way to stand up and speak out for persecuted Christians around the world through a sponsored silence. For the week beginning 25th of November, Release International will be holding the event in the UK and Ireland to raise funds for Christians persecuted that witness about their Christian faith. The charity is encouraging people to get their church, friends and family members involved  to make a difference and support the charity's work dedicated to helping victims of persecution. The cause is fighting to help those whose lives are in danger like Asia Bibi, a Christian woman on death row in Pakistan for blasphemy. The charity is also asking Christians to remember Chinese Christian lawyer Gao Zhisheng, Iranian pastor Behnam Irani, 17-year-old Eva Abdullah from Tanzania and evangelist Mussie Ezaz.  All these Christians have been subjected to some sort of torture, brutality and imprisonment. By keeping quiet for all or part...

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NEWS: OBAMA’S RE-ELECTION MEANS WE MUST PRAY SAY CHRISTIAN LEADERS

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Barack Obama gets to keep his Presidential seat warm for another four years as he celebrates a second term in the white house. Winning the US elections against Republican Mitt Romney this week marks a double victory for the first black president that installed the message  'yes we can' into the nations. Mr Obama won 303 electoral votes to Mr Romney's 206. On the next four years in office the enthusiastic president said, "We have picked ourselves up, we have fought our way back and we know in our hearts that for the United States of America the best is yet to come." However Christian leaders are raising their concerns about the polices of the President which support same sex marriages and abortions. Dr Albert Mohler president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary urges fellow Christians to pray for the re-elected leader. He said We must pray that God will...

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NEWS: RACHEL KERR BAGS A MOBO AWARD

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The perfect end for a busy year wouldn't be complete without a shiny MOBO Award. UK Singer and vocal sensation Rachel Kerr is the official winner of the Best Gospel Act, in this year's 2012 MOBO Award's. The annual ceremony which honours Music of Black Origin took place in Liverpool on Saturday 3rd November at the plush Echo Arena. Rachel was also nominated for a MOBO in 2011 but made her mark this year as the certified winner. The nominees she was up against included Ni-Cola, El Maxfrex, Ram1 and V9 Collective. Congratulations to Rachel on her win. And in the words of Obama it looks like The best is yet to come for this amazing singer. If you missed it check out her acceptance speech...

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NEWS: MIND MAKEOVER DAY 21 – ‘ATTITUDE’ @ANDYGRAYJOHN330

Andy Gray presents the final Mind Makeover video blog for the 21 day challenge. Andy's message is based on Philippians 2:5 You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had.' Looking at the life of Christ, Andy says we should take on the attitude of Jesus in our daily lives. He lived a life of service and obedience even to the point of death. It's this amazing kind of  humility that Jesus displayed that we should model. Andy advises we can do this by putting others first before ourselves. The Christian life is a sacrificial lifestyle which considers the needs of others before ourselves. Day 21 asks us to honour and serve friends, family, colleagues, brothers and sisters. The bible also says in John 3:30 He must increase but I must decrease. The final Challenge is to ask yourself do I have the same attitude as Jesus? Do I put others...

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NEWS: TAMERA MOWRY IS NO FAN OF LIVING TOGETHER BEFORE MARRIAGE

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First Meagan Good revealed the benefits of no sex before marriage to her hubby Devon Franklin but this time around it's Tamera Mowry speaking on celibacy before marriage. In an interview with Ebony Magazine the former Sister to Sister Star revealed that she didn't live with her husband, Fox News Correspondent Adam Housley before they got hitched. It was in both of their values to abstain from sex until they made it

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NEWS: MIND MAKEOVER DAY 20 – ‘FOLLOW ME’ @IFYALEXIS

In today's Mind Makeover blog Ify speaks about what it actually means to bear our Cross in Christ, deny ourselves and really follow Jesus. The scripture Matthew 16:24-25  reminds Ify about the call upon her life;  'Then Jesus said to his disciples, "Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it.' Ify makes a valid point that Jesus doesn't force us to come after him or choose the way of salvation. He gives us free will. For those of us that make that decision to

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NEWS: MIND MAKEOVER DAY 19 – ‘LIVING A LIE’ @DJKELECHI

Today's Mind Makeover video is presented by DJ Kelechi where he gives us an insight into his powerful testimony.  DJ Kelechi recalls when he first became a Christian and he integrated his faith into his life. However he admits to doing things that didn't really glorify God. As he went into a deeper relationship with God, the Lord began to talk to him about coming out of a life of darkness and walking into a life of light; living in the right way. Christianity is not just about singing and praising and attending church on Sundays; it's a lifestyle. We should come to a point where we hate sin and decide to live for God wholeheartedly. DJ Kelechi asks what things in our life should we cut out? Is there anything in our life that is stopping us from praying or drawing us closer to God? The more time spent in God's presence...

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NEWS: MIND MAKEOVER DAY 18 – ‘GO TELL EM’ BY TINA AMADI

The bible says in 1 Peter 2:9 (NLT) But you are not like that, for you are a chosen people. You are royal priests, [a] a holy nation, God's very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light. Tina explores our roles as Priests. As Christians we are to do the exact same thing that Jesus did which is to spread the good news of the gospel. We are to tell people that they can come out of darkness into light, tell them they can come out of sorrow and into joy, tell people they can come out of unhappiness and into happiness. This is the power of the gospel and its also how we should exercise our God given roles as priests. Today's message is full of hope and challenges us to spread...

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NEWS: MIND MAKEOVER DAY 17 – ‘DON’T WASTE YOUR LIFE’ @REALJVESSEL

J Vessel breaks down how the pleasures of this world isolate us from the things of the Father. Chasing after the things of the world is a wasted life because these things will perish. It's easy to get caught up in the hype of status and possessions for validation but J Vessel emphasizes the importance of putting God first. 1 John 2:16-17 says  For the world offers only a craving for physical pleasure, a craving for everything we see, and pride in our achievements and possessions. These are not from the Father, but are from this world. And this world is fading away, along with everything that people crave. But anyone who does what pleases God will live forever. The scripture shows that chasing after God brings life and when we put him first, everything else shall follow. Today's challenge prompts us to live unselfishly and do something that pleases God. What can...

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NEWS: MIND MAKEOVER DAY 16 – ‘POP CULTURE’ @BALIVAMUSIC

What is considered 'socially accepted' may not always be in line with the bible. Even Christians can get it wrong says Baliva. He speaks on the slave trade which happened with tolerance and under the eyes of many Christians.  At the same time there were some Christians that opposed it and fought for the abolishment of slavery. Baliva points out that they were able to see that it was wrong even though it was socially accepted.  Its through revelation that we establish what is right and what is wrong and by spending time with God, prayer and meditation of his word. Romans 12:2 says  Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. The challenge for today is check yourself. Are the views and beliefs you have in line...

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NEWS: MIND MAKEOVER DAY 15 – ‘JUST DO YOU’ @TRIPLEOMUSIC

Triple O talks about image being a dominant concern in today's society within media and even among our peers. The danger of this is that we can end up living for people, trying to please them. However Triple O says that if we are to live a life that does not conform to this world, we should only to 'look at' man but inevitably 'look up' to God.  Proverbs 21:29 (NIV) says The wicked put up a bold front, but the upright give thought to their ways. This encouraging message advises us to focus on living to glorify and please God. Today's Challenge is to disregard people's opinions. Don't let them govern your life. Decide to live by what the God says because at the end of the day it's only His opinion that counts.  

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NEWS: MIND MAKEOVER DAY 14 – ‘HOW TO BE A SUPERHERO’ TINA AMADI

Tina presents today's Mind Makeover Challenge which is based on Ephesians 4:24 'Put on your new nature, created to be like God—truly righteous and holy'. Tina remembers when she was young she desired to be a super hero, wishing she could do amazing things, with strength and power. Although she couldn't be like the cartoons she would watch, she identified with the attributes of God and his super natural power, miracle works and healing abilities. Understanding God way's gave Tina the confidence to live in his likeness, by helping others and living out her super hero ambitions!  She also reflects on  Ezekiel 22:30  which says 'So I sought for a man who would... stand in the gap before Me on behalf of the land.. but I found no one.' Today's Challenge is to pray for someone who is in their hour of need. Stand in the gap for someone. Their miracle could depend...

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NEWS: MIND MAKEOVER DAY 13 – ‘ORDER MY STEPS’ @ALLYINSON

Day thirteen of the Mind Makeover Challenge is based on Psalms 37:23 which says 'The Lord directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives' (NLT). In this video Alyson advises us to seek God's direction in all aspects of our lives because God is the answer to all things. Alyson illustrates...

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NEWS: ‘MARRIAGE WHAT TO KNOW’ BY @PASTORPRINCED

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Nowadays a wedding isn't complete without Cameo's Candy routine, or even the bouquet toss, with hopeful brides waving their ring finger's to Beyoncé's Single Ladies. YouTube is also full of wedding dance surprises and proposals, highlighting the amount of time, emphasis and thought that is placed on the big day. However aside from the culture of exhibition that has become the focus of marriage, it seems that actual time invested in preparation towards marriage has become less of a priority.

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NEWS: MIND MAKEOVER DAY 12 – ‘LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE’ @FAITHCHILDMUSIC

Faith Child's video blog is based on Matthew 5:16 and he questions 'how can we let our light shine before men?' As Christian's no matter how dark things may be we can make a difference to the things and world around us. Whether at work, school, home, community or socially we can impact people and our environments in a good and positive way. Our light can be anything from our actions and even the things that we say and stand up for. The challenge today is to go out and do an act of kindness so that God may be glorified. Sometimes we are the only bible people read. Our lifestyles can encourage, inspire and bring people...

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