Monday, June 21, 2010

Christian Revival in Muslim Countries?


Also: special seminar on how to share the gospel with your Muslim friends.

By Joel C. Rosenberg

(Washington, D.C., June 21, 2010) -- Just four more days until the 2010 Epicenter Conference. My prayer is that this will be the most practical conference we have ever done. We don't want to just talk about the importance of blessing Israel and her neighbors in the name of Jesus. We want to give you as many specific, actionable ideas as possible.

In that context, I wanted to let you know that this Wednesday night, I will be moderating a two-hour event at an evangelical congregation in the Philadelphia area on how to share the gospel with your Muslim friends. Jesus, of course, commands us to love Israel's neighbors and her enemies. One of the most important ways we can do this is by not withholding from Muslims the good news that they can find true forgiveness and eternal salvation only through Jesus Christ. If we really love people, how can we let them enter eternity without having a chance to hear and respond to the good news of God's amazing grace and love? Still, many of us are intimidated by the notion of sharing the gospel with Muslims in our hometowns. That's why we can created this special two-hour training seminar. To help you with a Biblical and practical approach to fulfilling the Great Commission with Muslims.

There is no cost for this event. Details can be found by on my weblog (or by going to The main teachers that night will be Tom Doyle, an American pastor who has extensive experience here and in the Middle East sharing the love of Jesus Christ and helping lay people do the same; and Hormoz Shariat, the Iranian pastor and evangelist whom I describe as “the Billy Graham of Iran.” These men know the Word of God. They have enormous experience. They really love Muslims with unconditional love. And they are very engaging communicators. I hope you'll join us if you're in the Philly area. If not, then don't worry - we're including the two-hour seminar by Tom and Hormoz on the 2010 Epicenter Conference DVD set that we will be releasing soon. The DVD will include all of the messages at this conference, plus bonus features like this seminar. More details coming soon.

I also want to let you know that a new booklet called “Inside The Revival” is now available at Christian bookstores and on-line at and elsewhere. It's short - only 64 pages long. It's inexpensive - only 99 cents. But it has exciting stories of how Christ has changed the lives of Muslims in the epicenter. It also has a simple presentation of the gospel. I've designed it for Christians to share with Christian friends who don't know much about what the Lord is doing in the Middle East, as well as to share with Muslims who don't yet know the Lord to get a conversation started. I hope you and your congregation will find it useful as you ask the Lord to show how to bless Israel and her neighbors in the name of Jesus.



1) There are still some tickets available if you would like to join us in person. Or please join us via the live webcast or the radio/TV broadcasts. Full details at

2) Please keep praying for Mosab Hasan Yousef. I will have new details to share on Friday and Saturday during the Epicenter Conference.

3) Please pray for all the technical details of the conference to go well, for each speaker to know exactly what the Lord wants him or her to say, and for safety.

4.) Please pray for Prime Minister Netanyahu and his team. They have been invited to the White House to meet with President Obama on July 6.

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