Daily Topic for June 23, 2006

Philippians 2:5-11
(Jesus) made Himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant...He humbled Himself and became obedient to death.... Therefore God exalted Him to the highest place.

Because of the humble obedience of Jesus, the Father exalted Him. Jesus did not humble Himself that He might be exalted, but in order that man might be redeemed through His death. How human it is for us to seek ways to become great, even at personal sacrifice and pain. Yet the ones God exalts are those who have given up personal ambition and pride because they have understood His heart and will. If our Master had to humble Himself and learn obedience in order to redeem men, so His disciples also must humble themselves in obedience in order to reveal His glory and goodness.

Pray for Christ-like humility on your part, and the part of your church.

Jews for Jesus in Australia

“Leave me alone, bloke! I’m Jewish! You Jews for Jesus people are maniacs!” The Jewish college student began to quickly walk away. In reply, the Messianic Jew in Sydney managed to get him to listen when he said, “I love my Jewish background, and I observe all of our customs and holidays. I was as angry as you are when someone tried to give me a pamphlet about Jesus. To me, Jesus was pagan. But God moved me to read it. I cannot tell you how excited I was when I found out that God sent Jesus to forgive our sins. I came to understand that God sent Jesus so we could have an abundant life with Him. What was even greater was to really understand that I could dwell in the house of the Lord forever” (Psalm 23).

Jews for Jesus in Australia are faithful to bring the Good News to unbelieving Jews. Their work involves street witnessing and in one week they have given out as many as 28,000 tracts. They speak at numerous churches on subjects such as Christ in the Passover, Jesus in the Old Testament and Christ in the Feast of Tabernacles.

Learn more at joshuaproject.net

Pray for this powerful work of God in Australia so Jewish people can be reached for their messiah.-PD

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