The continent of Europe is home to at least 46 countries and 750 million people. The enormous diversity of cultures has spawned both exemplary civilizations (such as Greek, Roman and Western) and horrifying conflicts (such as World Wars I and II).
Europeans are enjoying a season of relative peace. Yet diversity continues to divide north and south, east and west, rich and poor, Christian and Muslim, Orthodox and Catholic, Brexit and the European Union, social democracy (Germany, France, UK) and thinly veiled despotism (Belarus, Russia, Turkey). Not surprisingly, Europeans still don’t have a unifying identity. Hope is elusive and satisfaction fleeting.
The good news is that Europeans are primed for the solutions found only in the gospel of Jesus Christ. Many young adults are hungry to learn more about Christ. In the last two years, a council for The Gospel Coalition Europe has formed, with representatives from countries across Europe, to oversee and support the many national branches of TGC. May the Lord use its leaders to promote a singular focus on the gospel of Christ and to bring a second great Reformation to this strategic continent.
Ways to pray:
- Praise God for the many ways he has used European brothers and sisters to bless his church throughout history
- For wisdom for pastors, leaders, and Christians living in a post-Christian continent
- For members of TGC Europe’s council, that they might be wise, humble, and faithful with the task at hand
“We know that we are from God, and the whole world lies in the power of the evil one. And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true; and we are in him who is true, in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life.” 1 John 5:19–20
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