James Rayment reveals how Ramadan is one of the best times for Christians to reach out to Muslims in their community. But, where can you or your church begin?
As an unapologetically Christian organization, the Al-Ma’idah Initiative starts with lots of prayer and a table of food. And, it’s not too soon to plan for 2023 when Easter, Passover, and Ramadan will overlap for the second year in a row.
James Rayment discusses the significance and the connections between prayer, hospitality, Ramadan, and revelations of Jesus. This is a special Ramadan episode, from a webinar that was made available earlier this month.
What You’ll Learn:
- One of the Most Important Questions to Ask During Ramadan
- Some Ways to Get To Know Muslims in Your Community
- 4 Specific Prayer Points
About the Guest:
James Rayment has been building relationships with Muslims in Seattle and around the world since 2012. As a result of this ministry he founded the Al-Ma’idah Initiative, a Christian nonprofit.
The organization educates and equips local Christians to engage with individuals in the city’s Muslim community. Members of the local church are better able to understand and communicate with Muslims on a range of issues. His goal is to facilitate genuine friendships without shying away from the exclusivity of Jesus’ message. The Al-Ma’idah Initiative is an unapologetically Christian organization.
God is the one who changes hearts and minds. Through the Al-Ma’idah Initiative, there’s no coercion or reason to cancel someone despite sharp disagreement — genuine friendships can and do start at the table. Christians simply represent what they believe to be true and show hospitality.
Scripture Related to Episode:
Links Related to Episode:
03:29 – What Is the Al-Ma’idah Initiative?
03:47 – Food, Friendly Conversations and Iftar Dinners
05:02 – Making Sense of Ramadan for Christians
05:28 – Original Sin vs Original Innocence
07:22 – One of the Most Important Things to Talk About
09:15 – Christians Connecting with Muslims During Ramadan
11:46 – Good Timing to Host an Iftar Dinner
12:24 – Listening and Praying
14:45 – Churches in Seattle, WA
15:34 – One Woman’s Vision of Jesus
18:47 – Removing Obstacles and Opening Doors to the Gospel
22:02 – How Can Christians Pray for Muslims During Ramadan
23:51 – Prayer About the Hard Questions
25:56 – More Prayer Points
28:18 – Contact the Al-Ma’idah Initiative
28:50 – What’s the First Step?
30:49 – Invitation to Gather and Pray