Daily Topic for March 31, 2015
In a couple of days, we will be celebrating the resurrection of the Jewish Messiah, Jesus. What can offer more hope than victory over death and decay? This is the hope that Jews for Jesus offers the people they contact! The Savior is risen, and death cannot stop Him!
Pray that the message of the cross, and the victory over death will strike a chord in Jewish hearts when they hear of the empty grave.
If you asked a Jews for Jesus worker about what they are doing in Kiev, the capital of Ukraine, they would have a lot to talk about! Jews for Jesus’ mission is to preserve Jewish traditions while they give out the gospel message to Jews. Their deepest desire is that every Jewish person would not only hear about Messiah Jesus, but they would also receive Him as Lord. Jews for Jesus reaches around 1,100 Jewish families a year in Ukraine. Their workers visit many Jewish families repeatedly and study the Scriptures with them. They are actively involved in street evangelism and distribute 500,000 gospel tracts annually in Ukraine. Every Saturday they have a worship service that includes Bible study.
For over 70 years dating back to the communist take over under Stalin, the majority of Jewish people in Ukraine have had no background in Judaism. They usually identify as cultural Jews only. Yet many have been responsive to God’s message through His servants from Jews for Jesus. However, Jewish evangelism is becoming more difficult because of the fighting between various political groups in Ukraine and Russia. In addition, many Jewish rabbis have increased their efforts to teach their people to reject Jesus as Messiah.Learn more at joshuaproject.net
Pray that truth will be known in these situations, and that His light will shine in the darkness. Pray that nothing will prevent the hope of Christ from reaching the hearts of Kiev’s Jewish communities.