IDOP 2020 – International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church

Hope in Isolation is the 2020 IDOP Canada theme.

Romans 12:12 is the key verse: “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” It goes on to say, “Share with the Lord’s people who are in need.” We often think of ourselves as the ones who have something to share with those who are persecuted, but perhaps it is we, the Western Christian church, who can learn from the ability of our brothers and sisters to find Jesus, the Hope for the world, in the midst of isolating and difficult circumstances. May Jesus open our hearts to learn from and pray for them.

  • CHANGES…
    Greetings all…   It’s a bittersweet moment as I write this final ‘City Bible Church @ Home’ email. After more than 2 ½ years, we are stepping back from the Wednesday night bible study, to give ourselves to a Sunday morning as well as a Sunday evening service. Our Wednesday prayer meeting and bible study will … Read more
  • I’m going to serve You anyway
    Greetings all…   “But if not, let it be known to you, O king, that we do not serve your gods, nor will we worship the gold image which you have set up.”   (Daniel 3: 18) Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego said in essence, “Our God is able, and we believe He will. But if He … Read more
  • Hope?
    Greetings All…   “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”  Hebrews 11:1 The word hope does not mean “a fond desire.” It means a glorious assurance based on the Word of God. We use the word hope today to mean something like the word wish. We hope something will happen, but we also don’t want … Read more