1. NC VALUES VOICE: Live with Kelvin Cochran and his Carolina Values Summit 2020 speech
Watch live and past episodes at: www.ncvalues.org/voice.
You can also watch the other Carolina Values Summit 2020 speakers as well as the event in its entirety at www.carolinavaluessummit.com.
2. NORTH STATE JOURNAL: Christians sound alarm on religious freedom at 2020 Carolina Values Summit
Christian leaders felt that the speakers were so powerful, and their testimonies so relevant to the current threats against religious liberty, that we felt moved to make it accessible to the general audience. For the next couple of weeks, we'll be livestreaming several of the speaker's speeches as our weekly episodes of the Voice at www.ncvalues.org/voice. We're also going to include exclusive sit down interviews we conducted with them that dive even deeper into the issues they're facing and the battles they're waging.
Please pray these testimonies go far and wide, and consider sharing them with your family and friends on Facebook!
If you weren't able to attend, and would like to watch and share the online event with your pastors and fellow church members, you can visit www.carolinavaluessummit.com to watch the Summit in its entirety.
You can also check out this excellent article from the North State Journal for an in-depth summary of the event and its speakers:
"On July 7, the North Carolina Values Coalition held a virtual summit, with many of the speakers presenting from Graceway Baptist Church south of Charlotte, to equip Christian leaders to “resist growing attacks on religious freedom.” Multiple speakers who have lost jobs for their religious views, or were even imprisoned for sharing their faith, as in the case of Pastor Andrew Brunson who spent two years in Turkish prison, spoke on what they see as a growing hostility to Christianity in mainstream American culture."
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WEEKLY PRAYER: LIBERTY
LORD, you have blessed us with a spiritual liberty that is so wonderful and beyond description, that it can only be understood through experiencing a life-giving relationship with Christ. However, we also recognize that in your grace, you have blessed our country with a political liberty that enables us to openly proclaim the experience of a life lived in the freedom of the Gospel.
In the past 100 years, we have continued to hear the cry of the martyr and believer whose lives are ravished in countries that rob them of this natural and fundamental right. We mourn with the brethren in China and other abusive countries when their churches are demolished by bulldozers, and their families are imprisoned for the Christ-focused profession of their lips.
LORD, as individuals and as a nation, may we never take the inalienable right of religious freedom for granted. Right now our country has faced a rapid increase in the number of attacks made against this cherished right. We have seen groups across our public arena increase in boldness and frequency their smears against religious liberty. They claim it is bigotry, when we know it is the security of the greatest of all possible loves.
Be with your people and our country as it continues to protect the constitutional right protected by our nation's Founders. Be with legislators and the Supreme Court, as they determine through their actions the protection of this particular and fundamental freedom. In particular, we lift up all those Christian leaders who attended our Carolina Values Summit. We pray that they may have left the event encouraged and equipped to join the campaign to defend religious liberty.
“It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery." (Galatians 5:1)
"For you were called to freedom, brethren; only do not turn your freedom into an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another." (Galatians 5:13)
"Act as free men, and do not use your freedom as a covering for evil, but use it as bondslaves of God." (1 Peter 2:16)
North Carolina Values Coalition