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January 16, 2019
The Global Sexual Revolution; Temptation!; My Declaration of Faithful Disobedience; Cornell Students' Summer of Service; How History's Revivals Teach us to Pray and more, in this issue of Christian Union's bi-monthly email brief.
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Will you not revive us again,
        that your people may rejoice in you?
— Psalm 85:6


The Global Sexual Revolution

By Eric Metaxas
From Socrates in the City
01 kuby"I began to realize that sexuality is really the issue of our time. And the abuse of sexuality is destroying people, destroying families, and destroying the whole of society."

Gabriele Kuby, author of The Global Sexual Revolution: Destruction of Freedom in the Name of Freedom, shared this thought during an interview on her book with Eric Metaxas at a Socrates in the City event in New York City. The entire interview is worth a listen, but if your time is limited, it really gets to the heart of the matter starting at the 32-minute mark.

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By Geoff Sackett
From ChristianUnion.org
Temptation to sin (and actually sinning) is, unfortunately, an abiding aspect of the Christian life. How do we get better at resisting?

Genuine change comes about by the Lord’s doing. If we want to be people who relish (not perfectly, but genuinely) righteousness over sin, Christ over counterfeits, our wills need to be changed. How does God do that?

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My Declaration of Faithful Disobedience

By Wang Yi
From China Partnership
03 chinaOver 100 members of Early Rain Covenant Church in Chengdu, China, were arrested beginning Sunday, December 9. At the time of publication of this translation, arrests are still being made. Among those taken away were Pastor Wang Yi, senior pastor of Early Rain, and his wife, Jiang Rong, who have not been heard from since Sunday.

Foreseeing this circumstance, Pastor Wang Yi wrote the declaration below to be published by his church should he be detained for more than 48 hours. In it he explains the meaning and necessity of faithful disobedience...

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Cornell Students' Summer of Service

By Francine Barchett
From Christian Union: The Magazine
It would be hard not to find a Cornell student who longs for a relaxing summer vacation. Instead, social and career pressures often compel them to pursue summer internships, research, and more “notable” experiences. Several students with Christian Union at Cornell, however, bypassed resume-building this summer in favor of serving at Christian camps and on missions trips.

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How History's Revivals Teach us to Pray

By David R. Thomas
From Christianity Today

05 prayerFrom 1949 to 1952, the unthinkable unfolded on Scottish islands known as the Hebrides: revival! Seemingly out of nowhere, a spiritual awakening swept across the islands of Lewis and Harris, replacing post-World War II despair and depression with earnest, zealous faith. Some historians believe this was the last genuine awakening in the western world...

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Prayer Requests

As students return to class after the holiday break, pray that their hunger for Scripture will increase in the new year and that they will be drawn to seek God. Pray that all our ministry teams will find increased energy for the opportunities that await them.

The world, whether close or far, seems to diminish daily in its reflection of the Creator. Please pray for men and women of faith in all professions, public service, and the church to act and speak with righteousness and humility and courage as we live out fully our identity as new creatures in Christ. Pray for a righteousness in our lives that reflects what God has done in us. Pray this especially for the cities in which we currently minister, New York and Washington, DC.


Praise God for the largest response to our nationwide ten-day fast for 2019: more than 4,500 people participated. Pray with us and them for the Body of Christ in the U.S. to be pure, strong, and growing in spirit and in numbers. Pray for our next effort to inspire American Christians - The Great Experiment, March 1-10, that a record number will sign up and experience God in life-changing ways.

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