Daily Topic for June 11, 2006
Many argue against the missionary enterprise today by pointing out the “disruption” caused by “changing the religion” of other people. Paul rightly argued that bringing the good news of the gospel liberates men and women from cruel slavery to “gods which are not gods.” Modern Americans often do not realize the torturing fear of spirits that many peoples feel. Only Christ can deliver them from this fear. Only He can set them free to worship and serve the living and true God.
O Lord, help us to see the people groups of this world with your eyes!
Yusef just had to stop Irok on the street and ask him some questions.
“Irok! How was your trip to Saudi Arabia?” Irok smiled and replied, “Let’s take a walk and I’ll tell you all about it.”
While the two friends were walking, Irok told Yusef things that quickly wiped the excited smile off his face. “When I was in Saudi Arabia, I saw them cut a man’s head off for blasphemy. I thought to myself, how can these people do such a barbaric act in the name of our religion? Don’t they know that Allah is merciful? I began to think of how I need forgiveness for all of my sins, and I knew that I would wind up in hell if I was not forgiven by the Merciful One. Then I thought of the prophet Isa (Jesus), and how he showed mercy, even when the Jewish leaders told him not to. So I am reading more about Isa, and trying to be merciful like Him.”
Though the names and circumstances have been changed for security reasons, we know that there are at least two Muslim-background believers in one of the Pacific Islands reaching out to their Islamic neighbors.Learn more at joshuaproject.net
Pray that Muslim leaders will be affected by these men, and will teach their people about the mercy and truth of Jesus. Pray that a new Bible correspondence course will turn many Muslims to the loving arms of the Lord.-KC