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We work to free hostages and the unjustly detained worldwide. Together with their families, we share their stories and let you know how you can help. Host, Daren Nair has been campaigning with many of these families for years and will introduce you to some of the most courageous and resilient people among us, people who have never given up hope, people who will never stop working to reunite their families.
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Justified Anger, an initiative of Nehemiah, brings you stories and conversations from staff and the community that inspire, educate, and engage toward justice action. The goal is to eliminate racial disparities by provoking moral conscience and directing collective action at the grassroots and systemic levels.
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Guests share stories about the worst thing that has ever happened to them — or in some cases, the worst thing they have ever done. These stories are told as a vindication of suffering, though which we are initiated into deeper stages of life, and gain insight into what it is to be truly human.
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Genesis 42:29 - 43:34 The Road Towards Reconciliation by Mike Deguzman 1. The Return to Canaan 2. The Responses 3. The Return to Egypt Revelation 3:20 John 17:3 Application: 1. Get Out Of The Monkey Trap 2. Stop Procrastinating! Matthew 5:23-24 3. Remember God's CharacterBy Community Bible Church of Ocala, Florida
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Genesis 41:53 - 42:28 Guilty Consciences by Mike Deguzman 1 Timothy 4:1-2 1. A Conscience Awakened Revelation 21:3-4 2. A Conscience Tested Jeremiah 6:27 Psalm 66:10 3. A Conscience Revealed Application: 1.Prepare for Famine Amost 8:11 2 Timothy 4:3-4 2. Pursue Reconciliation 2. Embrace GraceBy Community Bible Church of Ocala, Florida
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Beyond My Wildest Dreams Genesis 41:1-57 by Mike Deguzman Psalm 119:92 2 Timothy 2:15 Ezra 7:10 1. Joseph is Remembered 2. Joseph is Tested 3. Joseph is Elevated Application: 1. Go a Little Bit Longer James 5:7-8 2. Go From Forgetful to Fruitful Romans 8:18 Philippians 1:6 Philippians 3:12 3. Go the Way of Humility 1 Peter 5:6-11…
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Genesis 40:1-23 Even If In Prison by Mike Deguzman Genesis 37:5-7 Genesis 37:9 1. Pharaoh's Anger Genesis 39:1 2. Joseph's Kindness Genesis 39:19 Proverbs 16:7 3. God's Interpretation Application: 1. Do Not Let Your Sorrows Be License to Sin James 1:2-4 Psalm 43:5 Psalm 119:71 Job 19:25-26 2. Use God's Gifts for God's Glory Ephesians 4:11-15 3. See…
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When The Lord is With You Genesis 39:1-23 by Mike Deguzman 1. He Flourished in His Labors 2. He Fought Against Her Temptations 3. He was Faithful in His Suffering John 3:16 Romans 5:8 1 John 4:10 Psalm 105:17-29 James 1:2-4 Application: 1. Be Diligent in Your Labor Proverbs 10:26 Proverbs 22:13 Proverbs 26:14 Proverbs 26:15 (ESV) 2 Thessalonians 3:…
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Genesis 38:1-30 How God Cleans Up The Mess We Make by Mike Deguzman Revelation 5:4-10 Genesis 49:3-7 Genesis 49:8-12 1. Judah's Messianic Line In Jeopardy 2. Tamar's Desperation in Action 3. Judah's Stunning Revelation Application: 1. Choose Holiness Over Happiness 2. Choose Obedience Over Obstinance Genesis 44:16-34 3. Choose Repentance Over Reven…
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Genesis 37:1-36 When Life is Unfair by Mike Deguzman 1. The Favored Son 2. The Hateful Brothers Genesis 42:21-22 Application: 1. Rightly Respond to Suffering A. Common Suffering B. Carnal Suffering Hebrews 12:5-8 1 John 1:9 C. Christian Suffering Matthew 5:10-12 2. Recognize the Father's Hand Psalm 105:8-17 3. Recognize the Son's Foreshadowing Luke…
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Come and Find Rest for Your Soul Matthew 11:20-30 by Mike Deguzman 1. A Warning of Judgment A. Jesus is Judge John 5:22 John 9:39 B. The Reason for Judgment John 3:19-21 C. The Ultimate Judgment 2. An Invitation to Rest Philippians 3:7-9 A. The Invitation to Come John 1:11-13 Matthew 10:5-15 B. The Invitation to Rest Application: 1. Come to Him Tit…
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O Come, O Come, Emmanuel Luke 1:5-17 by Mike Deguzman 1. The Background 2 Corinthians 6:10 Galatians 4:4-5 2. The Meaning Isaiah 11:1 Revelation 5:5 Luke 1:78-79 Revelation 22:5 Haggai 2:7 Isaiah 7:14 Matthew 20:28 1 Peter 1:18 (ESV) Psalm 126:1-3 O Come O Come Emmanuel O Come, Thou Wisdom, from on high, and order all things far and nigh; to us the…
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Come Thou Long Expected Jesus Isaiah 9:1-7 by Mike Deguzman Come, thou long expected Jesus, born to set thy people free; from our fears and sins release us, let us find our rest in thee. Israel's strength and consolation, hope of all the earth thou art; dear desire of every nation, joy of every longing heart. Born thy people to deliver, born a chil…
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Genesis 36:1-43 Mistaken Identity by Mike Deguzman 1. Esau Is Edom Obadiah 1:1-4 2. Esau's Big Family 3. Esau's Material Prosperity Revelation 3:17 4. Esau's Political Power Psalm 137:7 5. Esau's Famous Victories Application: 1. Know Who You Want to Please John 14:15 1 John 2:4-6 2. Know Who You Want to Praise Mark 8:34b-38 3. Know How Much You're …
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Genesis 35:1-29 The Return to Bethel by Mike Deguzman Genesis 28:20-22 1. The Command 2. The Consecration 3. The Commitment Exodus 23:27 4. The Covenant Genesis 24:59 Philippians 1:6 Ephesians 2:4-6 Philippians 2:17-18 2 Timothy 4:6-8 5. The Crises Application: 1. Put Away Your Idols 2. Put On Your New Garments 3. Receive God's Sufficient Grace 2 C…
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Can juries acquit a defendant as a matter of conscience? For example, if people are accused of causing criminal damage as part of a protest, could the jury find them innocent despite the judge's directions? Joshua speaks to Clive Dolphin from Defend our Juries; Richard Vogler, Professor of Comparative Criminal Law & Criminal Justice, University of …
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Genesis 34:1-31 Treachery of Sin by Mike Deguzman 1. A Wandering Daughter Genesis 31:13 2. A Silent Response Proverbs 29:25 Luke 12:4-5 Deuteronomy 7:1-6 3. Deceitful Negotiations 4. "Successful" Revenge Application: 1. Beware of Wandering Proverbs 22:3 Proverbs 13:20 2. Know Your Weaknesses 3. Keep an Eternal Perspective Psalm 139:11-12 4. Change …
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What if someone uses AI to create a fake version of your voice for their own aims? Recently, the actor, broadcaster and writer Stephen Fry found that someone had recreated his voice to narrate a documentary without his knowledge. What does the law have to say about deepfakes? What are your rights, and in which circumstances could someone be sued, o…
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Genesis 33:1-20 Progressive'ish Sanctification by Mike Deguzman 1. Progressive'ish Sanctificatoin in Reconciling with Esau Amos 1:11 1 John 4:20 2. Progressive'ish Sanctification in Deciding Where To Dwell Application: 1. Deal With Besetting Sins Hebrews 12:1 Proverbs 1:18 Hebrews 12:2-3 2. Obey What You Know Romans 2:4 3. Consider The Implications…
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Last week, the House of Commons Justice Select Committee published a wide-ranging report about sentencing and public opinion. On the one hand, it said we shouldn't ignore what people think. On the other hand, MPs found that many people didn’t understand how sentencing worked. The justice committee's own research confirmed this lack of understanding…
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Soil and the Seed – Mark 4:1-20 by Josh Head I. Four Soils 1. Path - Birds take the seed Satan - Satan takes the Word 2. Rocks - Scorched by the sun The World - Afflicted by the world 3. Thorns - Choked out by weeds The Flesh - choked out by desires 4. The Good Soil - Receives the Word and bears fruit II. The Seed 1. The seed has the power to bring…
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Following the events of the 7th October in which around 1400 people were killed in Israel and over 200 taken hostage, Israel has been striking back against Hamas in Gaza. What does international law say about self-defence and proportionate responses to attacks? Joshua Rozenberg asks expert Professor Guglielmo Verdirame KC of Kings College. The gove…
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Getting Face to Face with God Genesis 32:1-32 by Mike Deguzman Genesis 28:20-22 1. A Divine Encounter 2 Kings 6:16-17 Hebrews 1:14 2. A Humble Introduction 3. An Alarming Report 4. A Prayerful Response 5. An Appeasing Response Hebrews 12:16 6. An Angelic Wrestler Luke 5:16 Hosea 12:3-4 Romans 1:24 Romans 1:26 Romans 1:28 Hebrews 11:21 Application: …
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Colliding Connivers Genesis 30:25-43 by Mike Deguzman 1. A Hopeful Return to His Home 2. A Return to Negotiations 3. A Return to Manipulation Genesis 31:6-12 Application: 1. Know That God Will Fulfill His Promises 1 Corinthians 1:26-31 2. Live Your Life As A Blessing To Others Matthew 5:41 3. Obey God's Calling to Trust Him…
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The new Secretary of State for Justice and Lord Chancellor Alex Chalk KC MP speaks to Joshua Rozenberg. How does he respond to criticisms levelled at the reforms of the Parole Board proposed in the Victims and Prisoners Bill? And how does he reconcile his wish to "provide individuals with the due process which is the hallmark of our legal system" w…
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Is the Parole Board getting it right with prisoner releases? Last year, the then Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice Dominic Raab thought not, and introduced reform proposals to, as he saw it, re-prioritise public protection and trust in justice. These proposals are in the Victims and Prisoners Bill that's now before parliament. But …
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The law is having to deal with new challenges due to climate change. Is it a human right to be protected from global warming? Do the 46 member states of the Council of Europe have to reduce carbon emissions faster to protect their citizens' right to life? The European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg has been asked to rule on these questions. We…
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Conviction rates for rape trials are lower than those for other criminal trials, and the court experience can be intrusive and harrowing for survivors. The Law Commission of England and Wales (the independent body that advises the government on law reform), has just published a new consultation paper for how to change this. Criminal law commissione…
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*DATE:* *THURSDAY 18 MAY 2023**TOPIC: FAITH AND A GOOD CONSCIENCE**KEY VERSE:* _*Holding faith, and a good conscience; which some having put away concerning faith have made shipwreck (1 Timothy 1:19).*_*MESSAGE:*From our theme scripture, we observe the connection between faith and a good conscience. You need both for a balanced and effective Christ…
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*DATE:* *WEDNESDAY 17 MAY 2023**TOPIC: PROPHECY AS A WEAPON**KEY VERSE:* _*This charge I commit unto thee, son Timothy, according to the prophecies which went before on thee, that thou by them mightest war a good warfare (1 Timothy 1:18).*_*MESSAGE:*The Bible says,_*“For though we walk in the flesh, we do not was after the flesh”*_ (2 Corinthians 1…
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*DATE:* *MONDAY 15 MAY 2023**TOPIC: DON’T BE A PRISONER OF YOUR PAST**KEY VERSE:* _*Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new (2 Corinthians 5:17).*_*MESSAGE:*There are those who are haunted by quit and memories of the past. They’re fighting so hard to overcome painful mem…
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*DATE:* *FRIDAY 12 MAY 2023**TOPIC: KNOWLEDGE IS IMPORTANT**KEY VERSE:* _*But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him (1 Corinthians 2:9).*_*MESSAGE:*There’s so much that the Lord wants to do through His children in the earth in these l…
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*DATE:* *THURSDAY 11 MAY 2023**TOPIC: SENT TO TELL HIS STORY**KEY VERSE:* _*Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father? (John 14:9)*_*MESSAGE:*AIl over the world, people pray in the Name of Jesus. They preach…
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*DATE:* *WEDNESDAY 10 MAY 2023**TOPIC: LET PATIENCE HAVE ITS FULL EFFECT**KEY VERSE:* _*when it seems as though you are facing nothing but difficulties, see it as an invaluable opportunity to experience the greatest joy that you can! For you know that when your faith is tested it stirs up in you the power of endurance. And then as your endurance gr…
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*DATE:* *TUESDAY 09 MAY 2023**TOPIC: PREDESTINATION AND PERSONAL CHOICE**KEY VERSE:* _*For we are God's [own] handiwork (His workmanship), recreated in Christ Jesus, [born anew] that we may do those good works which God predestined (planned beforehand) for us [taking paths which He prepared ahead of time], that we should walk in them [living the go…
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*DATE:* *MONDAY 08 MAY 2023**TOPIC: CHRIST IN YOU—THE WONDER OF CHRISTIANITY**KEY VERSE:* _*To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory (Colossians 1:27).*_*MESSAGE:*To have the vital knowledge and live with the consciousness that Christ lives in you is o…
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*DATE:* *SUNDAY 07 MAY 2023**TOPIC: EVERLASTING LIFE**KEY VERSE:* _*For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life (John 3:16).*_*MESSAGE:*Our opening verse is about the most popular verse of the Bible. It contains the most powerful and most informative wo…
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*DATE:* *SATURDAY 06 MAY 2023**TOPIC: YOU’RE ON A UNIQUE ASSIGNMENT**KEY VERSE:* _*But rise, and stand upon thy feet: for I have appeared unto thee for this purpose, to make thee a minister and a witness…(Acts 26:16)*_*MESSAGE:*There are billions of people on earth today and no all uniquely gifted, blessed and called of God. So, let your joy be in …
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*DATE:* *FRIDAY 05 MAY 2023**TOPIC: A HERITAGE OF VICTORY**KEY VERSE:* _*Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place (2 Corinthians 2:14)*_*MESSAGE:*In Christ, we don’t pray to be victorious; victory is our heritage; it’s our life! We were born to be triu…
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*DATE:* *THURSDAY 04 MAY 2023**TOPIC: SUPREME AUTHORITY**KEY VERSE:* _*And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues (Mark 16:17 NKJV).*_*MESSAGE:*There’re two things I’ll like you to observe in the theme verse. The first is the fact that the Lord Jesus gave us authority over d…
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Last month marked two years since Robert Pether, an Australian citizen and Irish resident, has been wrongfully imprisoned in Iraq. He is a father, a husband and an engineer. Robert and his colleague, Khalid Radwan were both detained in Baghdad on 7 April 2021 after they went to Iraq to resolve a business dispute between the Iraqi government and the…
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*DATE:* *WEDNESDAY 03 MAY 2023**TOPIC: THERE'S A DIVINE PURPOSE FOR YOUR LIFE**KEY VERSE:* _*And say to Archippus, Take heed to the ministry which thou hast received in the Lord, that thou fulfil it (Colossians 4:17).*_*MESSAGE:*Several years ago, the Lord told me that one of the most important things for men to do is to discover their purpose and …
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*DATE:* *TUESDAY 02 MAY 2023**TOPIC: QUIT THE STRUGGLE**KEY VERSE:* _*For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his (Hebrews 4:10).*_*MESSAGE:*Everything that God has placed in this world isn’t for the angels or for Himself, but for us! If this is true, why should any Christian labour endlessly in…
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*DATE:* *MONDAY 01 MAY 2023**TOPIC: ALL THE BLESSINGS OF HEAVEN IN YOU**KEY VERSE:* _*Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ (Ephesians 1:3).*_*MESSAGE:*I would to God every Christian grasps the import and profundity of what we just read in our opening ve…
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American Marine veteran, Paul Whelan and American journalist, Evan Gershkovich are both wrongfully imprisoned in Russia. The United States government has classified both men as “wrongfully detained” and has called for their immediate release. Both Paul and Evan are victims of Russia’s hostage diplomacy. We explain what hostage diplomacy is, the dif…
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Shahab Dalili is a United States lawful permanent resident from Virginia. His wife and children are all U.S. citizens. In April 2016, Shahab went to Tehran to attend his father’s funeral. He was then arrested and has been wrongfully imprisoned in Iran to this day. According to recent news reports, there have been discussions of a potential prisoner…
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For a special edition recorded on location in Belfast, Joshua Rozenberg returns to Northern Ireland 25 years after the signing of the Good Friday Agreement, which he reported on at the time. Meeting old contacts and new, he finds out what it took to get the negotiations over the line and what legacy the ground-breaking peace deal has had. He also h…
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New evidence shows that if a rape case actually comes to court, then - despite popular perceptions - juries are more likely to convict than not, says Professor Cheryl Thomas of UCL. The UK’s forensic science used to be considered the gold standard, but no longer. The risk of miscarriages of justice is growing. And now a new Westminster Commission i…
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Cecile Kohler is a French teacher and a unionist. She has always dreamed of visiting Iran. Last year, both Cecile and her partner, Jacques Paris visited Iran as tourists during the French school holidays and were arrested on their way to the airport by Iranian authorities. They have both been wrongfully imprisoned in Iran since 7 May 2022. The Fren…
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There are strikes again this week, by junior doctors, and train and tube drivers. The government's Strikes (Minimum Service Levels) bill aims to require sectors like health, education and transport to provide a "minimum" of services even on strike days. It would let employers, including government departments, issue "work notices" - lists of which …
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