iHOPE Blogs

What is The Great Commission?

Have you heard the term, The Great Commission? It’s a term that has been used fairly recently in Church history. If you are like most U.S. churchgoers, you may not know the term or be able to recall what it means.

One Reason Why I Did Not Share the Gospel

Amie will never forget the moment she first realized God loves her. As a young Muslim girl living in an Islamic-ruled nation, Amie grew up abused and unloved. But God had a plan for Amie.

3 Things Persecuted Christians Can Teach Us

Amie will never forget the moment she first realized God loves her. As a young Muslim girl living in an Islamic-ruled nation, Amie grew up abused and unloved. But God had a plan for Amie.

How to Share the Gospel Across Cultures

Amie will never forget the moment she first realized God loves her. As a young Muslim girl living in an Islamic-ruled nation, Amie grew up abused and unloved. But God had a plan for Amie.

4 Ways to Start Spiritual Conversations Today

Amie will never forget the moment she first realized God loves her. As a young Muslim girl living in an Islamic-ruled nation, Amie grew up abused and unloved. But God had a plan for Amie.

What a Muslim Can Teach You About God’s Love

Amie will never forget the moment she first realized God loves her. As a young Muslim girl living in an Islamic-ruled nation, Amie grew up abused and unloved. But God had a plan for Amie.

What NOT to do as Christ’s Ambassador

Here’s one important thing to be talking about with your faith-filled friends this month: How to be an authentic Christian witness during Ramadan.

How to Be an Authentic Christian Witness During Ramadan

Here’s one important thing to be talking about with your faith-filled friends this month: How to be an authentic Christian witness during Ramadan.

Muslims Reject Crucifixion: 3 Ways to Respond

What do you imagine Muslims believe about Easter or the Crucifixion? Years ago, I never gave this question much thought. Then I met Iman and Nader, two Muslim international students who grew up in an Islamic nation. The first Spring living in America’s heartland, they noticed chocolate bunnies and Easter eggs at the store, and churches…

What is the Great Commission?

by Karen Bejjani Do you remember the very first time you learned about Jesus’ great commission to “go make disciples of all nations?” (Matthew [28:19]-20.) What were your earliest impressions about what Jesus meant? Several Believers discussed their earliest recollections about the Great Commission during recent iHOPE focus groups for my upcoming book project. Here’s…

Why Make Disciples of all Nations

by Karen Bejjani On my first trip to the Middle East, I met a single Christian woman – we’ll call her Miriam –  who, in order to make disciples of all nations, willingly lived in a city known as a breeding ground for radical Islamic extremists (where warfare could happen on any street, at any moment…

Beirut Explosion – God at Work

by Renod Bejjani Last week, we watched in horror, helpless as the world’s third largest explosion erupted in Lebanon. Since then, Karen and I have spoken with many friends and relatives who live in and around the area. While the Beirut explosion was evil, God is at work. Be encouraged by this true story, just…

Jesus Brings Hope

by Renod Bejjani Isolation, fear, financial hardships, grief – any these things by themselves can radically alter the course of your life. Imagine all of them happening at once. Now imagine that happening to you without faith and trust in Jesus Christ. That’s what happened to Samer. He never dreamed that Jesus brings hope. Samer’s…

Muslim Worldview 101

Have you ever thought you didn’t know enough about Islam to engage with Muslims? If so, you’re not alone. Despite being the second-largest religious group in the world, with a growing presence in the West, relatively few people in the US or Europe say they have much knowledge about Islam.   Many Christians have confided…

Jesus is Worth it All

by Karen Bejjani I love a good story, don’t you? A few months ago, we shared Part One of Talie’s story. (Talie is a former devout Muslim from Iran.) Here’s part two of her abbreviated story: “I can still hear my cousin’s confident voice in my head, ‘Talie, I have faith in Jesus, and I’ve…

Share Hope

We’ve been talking about things every Christian should know and do with Muslims and other non-Believers.  In this episode, you’ll learn one simple thing to do to soften your Muslim friend’s heart to Jesus. Short & sweet! 

Share Hope During Covid

by Karen Bejjani Coronavirus may have locked people inside their homes, yet it’s opening Muslim hearts to God all over the world. Is God calling you to share hope during Covid? You can’t anticipate when you’ll have an opportunity to be an authentic Christian witness to Muslims. This blog will prepare you with some important…

How Christians Can Explain Easter to Muslims

by Renod Bejjani, Author & Founder Hello! It’s Holy Week. Have you ever considered how you might explain Easter to Muslims? While Christians like you and I know why we celebrate Easter, most Muslims don’t – Muslims like my friend Ahmad.  He thought Easter was about rabbits and chocolate eggs! Ahmad didn’t know it had anything…

Christian Women Reaching Muslim Women

Christian Women Reaching Muslim Women Conversation Starters With Muslims by Karen Bejjani Christian women friends, have you ever wondered… “How do I start a conversation with Muslim women around me?” or “Where can I meet Muslim women?” If so, I think you’ll enjoy this practical blog. First, I’ll share a fun place you can meet…

How to Study the Bible with Muslims

A new, ground-breaking Gospel-centered Bible study written TO and FOR Muslims In a quest to find fruitful ways to share Jesus with Muslims, Renod Bejjani, iHOPE’s Founder, and author, researched testimonies from hundreds of former Muslims around the world who had converted to Christ. In time patterns emerged, and he found most testimonies had 5…