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SAT-7 Easter Devotional A Four-Part Blog Series Reflecting Themes from SAT-7's Devotional Titled "This Is Love"

Let's bring our series on the theme "This is Love" to a wonderful conclusion by looking at our fourth and final group in the context of Middle Eastern and North African culture. We'll look at how you can join with SAT-7 in prayer, showing God's love to fellow believers this Easter.

Part 4: Middle eastern and north african (Mena) christians

"And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast." 1 peter 5:10
Christians in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) face difficulties in finding support from other Christians and having a community where they can meet together, worship, pray, study the Bible, and encourage each other. Some countries in the region offer relative freedom for believers to attend church, but other more restrictive countries make church gatherings nearly impossible.

Statistics show a shrinking church of Christians in the MENA region over recent years. Around the year 1900, Christians made up 10% of the Middle East population, but by 2010, this number declined by half to 5% of the population (Huffington Post).

Currently, less than 4% of the MENA population are Christians.

  • SAT-7 programs offer Biblical teaching and opportunities for fellowship. They broadcast God's love directly into people's living rooms to help connect isolated Christians to the Gospel, allowing learning and fellowship in their heart language.
  • Christians may engage in virtual fellowship through SAT-7 social media outlets and online messaging apps.
  • SAT-7 viewer support teams allow MENA viewers to ask questions and receive prayer from other believers.
MENA Christians reading the Bible

Christians are connected to each other no matter where we live in the world, as we are all God's children. This Easter, please remember our global family, particularly our brothers and sisters in the Middle East who have limited freedom to worship and meet together.

Partner with us in prayer

Pray for Christians in the MENA region to receive the support they need to be strong in their faith. Pray that all people across MENA–believers and non-believers–will have a renewed knowledge of the risen Jesus and be given a new heart of life in Him.
"If anyone is in christ, the new creation has come: the old has gone, the new is here!" 2 corinthians 5:17

Praise God this Easter that Christ has risen from the grave, and because He is alive, we are made alive in Him! "In His great mercy He has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead." 1 Peter 1:3

To access the full SAT-7 Easter Prayer Guide, a devotional with daily prayers for the week leading up to Easter, go to https://www.sat7usa.org/easter-prayer-guide-sm/.

If you missed any of the previous blog posts, you can find them at https://www.sat7usa.org/category/blog/.

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