Global Impact

First Saudi Convert on THE KINGDOM SAT

Last month, Leading The Way’s 24/7 satellite television channel, THE KINGDOM SAT, launched a new program called “Behind the Dunes” featuring teachings from a Saudi Arabian convert. This is a significant milestone, as Brother Al Fadi is the first Christian with a Muslim background who will be a featured Bible teacher on THE KINGDOM SAT.

Dressed in traditional Saudi clothing, Brother Al Fadi—formerly a Wahhabi Muslim, the most extreme branch of Sunni Islam—uses his experiences as a platform to share the Gospel, contrasting the teachings of the Qur’an with the teachings of the Bible.

“When I came [to Christ], I brought all of my Islamic thinking,” he says in the first episode of the program. “I wanted to know how to please Christ through prayers and fasting, living the way I am supposed to in terms of worship, rituals, and traditions. But I found out eventually that Christ gave me freedom. These shackles were broken. All that is required of me is to be His servant alone.”

The juxtaposition of a man in traditional Saudi dress, preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and sharing about his experiences as a former Muslim is a powerful image that we pray will resonate with Muslim audiences.

Broadcasting content from a Saudi convert is a step of faith for Leading The Way in reaching Muslims for Christ—but it is not without risks, as conversion from Islam to Christianity is forbidden in Saudi Arabia. Here are three ways you can pray for THE KINGDOM SAT and the new “Behind the Dunes” program:

  • Pray for God to use this program as an effective ministry tool for our Muslim viewers. Pray for many to find Christ through this program.
  • Pray for God to use this program to provide Biblical guidance for new converts who need Biblical guidance as they walk out their faith in Muslim countries.
  • Pray for God’s shield of protection to cover THE KINGDOM SAT programs, viewers, and follow-up teams.

Have you ever wondered what a KINGDOM SAT broadcast is like? You can watch the live stream of Leading The Way’s satellite television channel here.

THE KINGDOM SAT is Leading The Way's 24/7 satellite television channel reaching five continents across nine satellite platforms. Learn more about THE KINGDOM SAT here.

Your Battle Plan for Spiritual Victory

From the desk of Dr. Michael Youssef

 

Years ago, I wrote a book called Know Your Real Enemy. Revised and updated for today’s battlefield, it has been republished as Conquer: Your Battle Plan for Spiritual Victory. I want to reiterate its message because I believe it is so pertinent for our times as more and more churches are departing from Biblical authority, leaving the door open to all kinds of false gods and gospels.

If we could peer into Satan’s playbook, I believe we’d find that our enemy has a battle plan targeting each of us by name. I believe the best way we can defend ourselves and live in victory is to fill our minds and our homes with God’s Truth.

We recently heard from a Christian father in Canada who had struggled with alcoholism. After years of sobriety, he was invited to a party at a bar. He convinced himself he could have “just one beer” without losing his sobriety. As he drove to the bar, he listened to our Leading The Way broadcast and heard about the moral compromise of Lot in the book of Genesis. The Truth of God’s Word stopped this man and turned him back home to his family.

“I was experiencing a lot of joy when I drove home,” he told us. “It was a victory—a victory over sin, relying on Christ. That message was pointed exactly where I needed it to be. It couldn’t have been any more perfect.”

Experiencing spiritual victory is simply a matter of understanding and applying the Word of God. This is why Leading The Way continues to proclaim Christ 4,300 times a week to more than 190 countries. Through these efforts, a Christian father was reminded of the danger of spiritual compromise—all in God’s perfect timing.

This month, I would like to offer you a copy of my new book, Conquer, for your gift of any amount to the ministry of Leading The Way. Your support allows Leading The Way to proclaim God’s Truth at critical moments in the lives of listeners, readers, and viewers all over the world. Through your giving, you will not only receive teaching to equip you in your spiritual walk—you will also help us equip millions of listeners and viewers around the world with Biblical Truth.

I hope you’ll partner with us!

In Christ,

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Michael Youssef, Ph.D.

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Jesus, Jihad and Peace: Answered Prayers

 

 

Since its release, Dr. Michael Youssef’s new book, Jesus, Jihad and Peace, has sold more than 15,000 copies – making it his fastest selling book to date. Over the last month, many of you have shared your stories with Leading The Way - testimonies of how God is using this timely book to bring Biblical clarity to world events, to provide opportunities to share the Gospel, and to ignite your prayers for the Middle East as well as our own nation.

From the pastor distributing hundreds of copies to his congregation, to the couple who has used the book to share the Gospel with their Iranian friend - these stories are answered prayers, and we are so grateful for all those who are continuing to spread the word about Jesus, Jihad and Peace.

Shortly after the release of the book, Dr. Youssef addressed an audience of Christian media professionals with a powerful message on the topic of Islam and how we are called to respond to the rising tide of Islamic fundamentalism. We hope you’ll watch it and be encouraged in your partnership with Leading The Way and empowered to share God’s Truth with those around you.

Thank you for your support of Leading The Way as we continue to passionately proclaim uncompromising Truth 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at this crucial time in history.

For more interviews and media appearances with Dr. Youssef, visit our Events & Appearances page.

 

 

Jesus Is the Answer

It seems that every week, we hear another heartbreaking story of young people who are unexpectedly leaving everything behind to join ISIS. Through edgy videos and a strategic social media presence, ISIS' goals are very clear: they are intentionally targeting young people.

In praying and planning for 2015, one of Leading The Way's goals for the new year was to create  more content for children and teens through THE KINGDOM SAT, the ministry's satellite channel broadcasting the Gospel deep into the Muslim world. As Islamic extremists continue to target young audiences, it is imperative that we also be intentional about sharing the hope of Christ with the same people extremists are attempting to radicalize and manipulate.

"Jesus Is the Answer" is one example of the content THE KINGDOM SAT is airing. The lyrics of this powerful Tunisian song, some of which you can read below, were intended by the songwriter to serve a dual purpose:

  1. To reach the lost who may be going through a difficult time.
  2. To encourage Christians, specifically former Muslims who have converted to Christianity and are experiencing persecution, alienation, or loneliness because of their faith.

While the message itself is impactful for listeners of any age, the song style will resonate most with young audiences.

Please pray with us that God will use this video to minister to young audiences who are in desperate need of the hope that only Christ can bring.

Jesus is the answer
Jesus is the hope
 
You, who want to commit suicide
Feel that your spirit is below zero
You wish to get into a tomb (to die)
Stop!
He is the Way, The Truth and the Life
He was crucified and died for you
He was raised from the dead to give you life
You, who are poor in spirit, desperate and sad
You, who are dismayed and have no hope
Jesus is extending His hands to you
 
You, who found all doors locked before you
Where you go, you get insulted and humiliated
You look alive while you are dead
You look covered up but in fact you are naked
You feel that you are not a human being any more
You, who are lost and burdened
You, who get all kinds of blame
You, who feel subjugated and oppressed
The Lord tells you, “Stand up now! Stand up now!”
 
You maybe lived your life in hiding
Satan may deceive you and say,
“Too late. With me you will live. Without me you find death.”
My Lord tells you, “I am here. I exist”

Two Spiritual Challenges, One Solution: 24/7

From the desk of Dr. Michael Youssef

 

What if you could evangelize the world 24 hours a day, seven days a week, even while you slept? What if you could take the Good News to people in remote places where the borders are closed to missionaries?

As I reflect on the state of the world today, I see two great spiritual challenges set before us. I see today’s church swayed by ideas that stand in direct opposition to God’s Word, and I see the spreading influence of Islamic ideology as never before. But the solution to both is the same: we must share God's Truth lovingly and fearlessly, day and night, until Jesus comes back.

For this reason, the sun never sets on the ministry of Leading The Way. Around the clock, in every time zone, the Gospel is going forth 4,300 times a week to more than 190 countries through our global broadcasts, personal on-the-ground follow-up teams, and Help The Persecuted ministry.

 

 

I believe that God, by His grace, has placed this ministry on the frontlines of the spiritual battlefield of today to equip the Western world with Biblical Truth and to share the Good News of Jesus with the Muslim world. This month, will you consider joining us on the frontlines of this mission? I encourage you to ask God how you might be a part of this 24/7 outreach and respond to His call, however He leads you.

In Christ,

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Michael Youssef, Ph.D.

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