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     This website has been designed to assist you in understanding the gospel of Jesus Christ.  He taught the true gospel – the gospel of the Kingdom of God. This gospel, taught by Jesus Christ, is a message about God’s purpose for creating the human race in the first place - that of expanding His family and making it possible for mankind to inherit eternal life as a member of that family. Salvation is a personal issue, between a man or woman and God (Philippians 2:12).

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SAUDI ARABIA SEEKS TO ASSERT ITSELF
 Trending and Significant by Guest Commentator: Stephen LeBlanc of COG-eim - Nov 17, 2017

Saudi Arabia is attempting to flex its muscle. Mohammed bin Salman has increased Saudi intervention in Yemen, with bombing strikes and air, land and sea blockades. He has tried to isolate Qatar, hoping to turn it into an obedient satellite state. He has apparently forced the Lebanese prime minister to resign, attempting to destabilize the Iranian backed Shiite-dominated government in Lebanon. All these are part of a struggle to fight back against Iran’s growing regional impact.

Of note internally is the fact that the Saudis have a large youth population – at least two-thirds of all citizens are under the age of 30. Unrest is mounting in this oil-rich country. Most of the unrest is coming from the young who see government corruption and religious extremism as holding back their future. The future king, Mohammed bin Salman, has been making unparalleled moves against the religious establishment as well as the royal family itself, including imposing social reforms (women can now drive), and ordering the arrests of dozens of princes and senior officials. And let’s not forget, the young future King certainly has enemies but as of yet they have not played their hand.

What we are seeing today is that Middle East Saudi stratagem is struggling. The war in Yemen has turned into a quagmire, creating a civil war on Saudi Arabia’s border (Yemen). Yemen (rebels there who are backed by Iran) is surging with fury against the Saudi Kingdom. Qatar refuses to give into Saudi Arabia—tensions are increasing between the two nations. And Lebanon could collapse into another vicious civil war. Don’t expect things to calm down soon.

Saudi Arabia has to spend a lot of money to keep up with its proxy war against Iran—its great enemy in the region. Remember Saudi Arabia is Sunni—Iran is Shiite. These nations do not fight each other directly but instead they wage expensive proxy conflicts throughout the region. When protests began in 2011 against the Iranian-backed regime of Bashar al-Assad in Syria, the Saudis used their oil wealth to back rebel groups that are anti-Iran. All of this costs money. The leadership in Iran believes Saudi Arabia will eventually collapse under the weight of its own internal power struggles, in the interim, the best thing Iran can do is engage Saudi Arabia in expensive and time-consuming proxy wars thus draining the Saudi treasury...

 

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God's Love of Covenant
- Sermon Series

      Guest Speaker: Steven LeBlanc of COG-eim
    
"A covenant is a sacred agreement between God and a person or group of people. God sets specific conditions, and He promises to bless us as we obey those conditions. When we choose not to keep covenants, we cannot receive the blessings, and in some instances we suffer a penalty as a consequence of our disobedience."

  God's Love of Covenant Pt1 - Steven LeBlanc - COG-eim
  God's Love of Covenant Pt2 - Steven LeBlanc - COG-eim
  God's Love of Covenant Pt3 - Steven LeBlanc - COG-eim
 

 
The Meaning, Purpose, and How to Esteem the Sabbath Day

      Guest Speaker: Mike Mordakhai Joseph
    
Do you desire a much deeper understanding of the Sabbath Day, its purpose, and its link to the Kingdom of God?  This instructional series will help you gain a new and enlightened understanding of the day God set aside as Holy, honorable, and as a delight. 

  The Story of the Sabbath (Part 1) - Mike Mordakhai Joseph
  The Story of the Sabbath (Part 2) - Mike Mordakhai Joseph
  The Story of the Sabbath (Part 3) - Mike Mordakhai Joseph
  The Story of the Sabbath (Part 4) - Mike Mordakhai Joseph

 

 

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