Resurrection Church Beirut (RCB) has become well-known to SAT-7 viewers since we began broadcasting live weekly worship and teaching from there in October 2016. In common with a number of Lebanese congregations, its ministry has mushroomed as it has reached out and welcomed refugees and migrants from across the region. Today, Lily Malky, the church’s Director of Communications, explains how the Church seeks to hear and express the voice of Jesus to all they meet.
My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.” (John 10:27-28)
In a world that has many voices, we at Resurrection Church Beirut (RCB) have made the choice to follow only the voice of Jesus, and be His disciples, in every aspect of life.
For the past year at RCB, we have been exploring what it means to be disciples of Jesus. We have defined it as a pathway to follow Him, and that has become our main spiritual DNA. We follow Him by believing in Him, being filled with the Holy Spirit, belonging to the one body of Christ, witnessing about Him, making disciples, and crowning Him over our life – our time, resources, and relationships.
As we witness and make disciples, we are His voice too to the people we see around us in Lebanon: the Syrian refugees, the Iraqis, the Lebanese, the politicians, the immigrant workers. We call people to follow Him, teach them about Him, free them from sin and misery, heal them spiritually, physically, and emotionally, and pray for them.
We as a church and individuals emphasize strengthening our relationship with Him by getting to know Him better. This happens through being in His presence, spending quality time with Him, hearing His voice, giving priority to Him at the beginning of the day, and being filled with his Holy grace. This allows us to be empowered by Him so we can better serve others without running out of energy for “we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us” (Philippians 4:16).
As a growing body of Christ, we emphasize the importance of people growing in a community. Today, we have more than 285 Life Groups that meet regularly, share life, read and study the Bible, worship, and serve the community together. Through these Life Groups, we listen to the people whose voices are unheard in order to cater to their specific needs as much as possible through monthly food and medical vouchers and other relief programs.
As we are growing, we pray to not only impact the lives of these unheard people, but also the country we live in. This is why RCB seeks to partner with many people to fight abuse and corruption, contribute actively to a healthy children, youth, and family development, and respond to the economic crisis in Lebanon and beyond.
Today, we have more than a thousand people attending five congregations, and millions more who are hearing the voice of God through SAT-7’s channel and other social media platforms. They are learning more about biblical values and how to apply them in their daily life.
We are honoured to be working with SAT-7, a worldwide voice that echoes in the Middle East spreading over many countries, making the Gospel accessible to people everywhere, and resonating well with all generations alike.
- Thank God for RCB’s witness in Beirut, as they show Jesus’ love to all in need.
- Pray for Arabic-speaking viewers around the world who watch RCB’s services on SAT-7, that they would hear from God through these broadcasts and feel part of the Church.
- Pray that refugees in Lebanon would find safety, peace and justice.