What is an Unreached People Group?
By Benji Lavender
An unreached people group is a people group among which there is no indigenous community of believing Christians with adequate numbers and resources to evangelize their people group without outside assistance. An unengaged unreached people group (UUPG) has no known active church planting underway and no access to the gospel. Most UPG’s and UUPG’s live in the 10/40 window (the area of the world that includes North Africa, the Middle East & Asia).
To learn more about UPG’s and the 10/40 window, please watch this short video.
What role does repentance play in the life of a believer?
By Scott Smith
A simple definition of repentance is: to change your mind and therefore change your actions.
In the life of a believer:
- Repentance requires humility. Repentance is the antidote for pride. Repentance says, “I’m wrong, God’s right.” (2 Chronicles 7:14)
- Repentance aligns our thinking with God’s thinking. (Isaiah 55:8,9; Romans 12:1-2)
- Repentance lays the pathway for restoration and oneness between believers. (Luke 17:3)
- Repentance prepares the path for successful living. (Proverbs 28:13)
- Repentance refreshes the soul of both believer and unbeliever alike. (Acts 3:19)
Does Satan know my thoughts?
By Tyler Smiley
Short Answer: NO
Explanation: Satan is the chief of demons, and the enemy of God and humans. He is also referred to as devil, tempter, evil one, deceiver, father of lies, and murderer.
Satan is an angelic being, but not divine, great in power, but is not all-powerful, and very clever, but not all-knowing. Satan is not equal to God, does not have the same attributes of God, and can only do what God allows.
Satan knows humans very well (what may tempt, deceive, misguide or trick us), but he does not know our thoughts and cannot read our minds.
Here are some relevant Scripture passages that help with this topic:
1 Pet. 5:8; Rev. 20:2; Matt. 4:3; 1 Thess. 3:5; Mt. 13:19, 38; Rev. 12:9; Jn. 8:44; Jn. 8:44; Job 1:12; Jas. 4:7; Eph. 4:27; Rev. 20:10