The world of Islam today is in turmoil, the daily news reports much violence, and rage against humanity. What is the Christian response to such atrocity? The Bible tells us that our battle is not with flesh and blood but with the spirit of Antichrist. The solution for the world of Islam is the gospel of Jesus Christ, therefore we must work diligently to take the gospel truth in love to our Muslim neighbor.
Please come and invite a friend to join us this Tuesday to hear Tony Ghareeb, Founder and Executive Director of Christ for the Crescent World Ministry, describe what God is doing in the Arab and Muslim world and how ordinary Christians can participate locally through friendship evangelism.
- When: Tuesday, March 17, 6:45-8:00 AM. Our group time starts at 7:00 AM sharp, but we request that you arrive by 6:45 AM to allow time to get your bagel & coffee and spend some time to catching up with each other.
- Where: The Community Room at the Einstein Bagel on Firstfield Road & Quince Orchard Blvd in Gaithersburg MD.
Christ for the Crescent World is a ministry committed to reach the Arab and Muslim world. They work to encourage and equip the saints, churches and ministries to communicate the Gospel effectively to Muslims. They also help educate Christians to understand the Islamic faith from a Biblical point of view and relate the Gospel to Muslims against the background of their own beliefs.
Guest Speaker: Tony Ghareeb is Founder and Executive Director of Christ for the Crescent World Ministry. He spent a good portion of his life in the Middle East and understands the culture and the world of Islam. He conducts seminars to raise the awareness of Islam and the need to reach them with the gospel. He is a church planter and a pastor of an Arabic church. He leads teams to Islamic gathering and festivals, universities campuses, and overseas ministry.
Additional Resource: For those who want to learn more about the Muslim worldview on Christianity, I recommend reading the new book Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus, by former devout Muslim Dr. Nabeel Qureshi. He is now an apologist working for Ravi Zacharias International Ministries. I love the fact that he was reached through friendship with a Christian student in College who took the time to study the bible together with him. The book is currently on sale at Christian Book Distributors for only $5.00.
Qureshi’s love for Islam defined and directed his life until a close college friend defended the Christian message with compelling evidence and disrupted everything he knew about religion, faith and meaning. Shaken by the potential that Christianity might be true, he turned to God for direct guidance and was given a vision and three dreams that led him to Jesus. Qureshi began his study of the gospel in order to challenge it, but he found Christ as a result.
Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus presents a gripping and deeply personal account of this spiritual trajectory and details the challenges and opportunities Qureshi’s conversion has presented. “I knew that accepting Jesus would be like dying and I would have to give up everything, because for Muslims, following the gospel is more than a call to prayer. It is a call to die,” he explains. “I gave my life to Jesus, and to this day my family is broken by the decision I made. It is excruciating every time I see the cost I had to pay.”
Throughout his story, Qureshi provides a compassionate yet powerful apologetic for Christianity, with an emphasis on building relationships and demonstrating love. His testimony has already had a tremendous impact on those he has encountered, and Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus has garnered several prominent endorsements from influential scholars and authors including Josh McDowell, Fouad Masri, Gary Habermas, and Lee Strobel. “I’m thrilled that readers will now be able to meet Nabeel in the pages of this book as he describes how his sincere desire for truth took him on a circuitous – and even supernatural – quest for answers,” said Strobel, best-selling author of The Case for Christ, who has written the forward for Qureshi’s book. “This is a very personal story of family, friends, and faith, intertwined with insights into Islam that will help you understand the Muslim world in new ways. It’s a saga that needs to be read by all people who value truth and ache to know God personally.”
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