Daily Topic for December 07, 2006

Ps. 1:3
"He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season"

The man or woman of God, meditating on God’s Word, yields fruit according to God’s timing. “Whatever he does prospers.” Jesus told His disciples in the intimacy of the upper room, “You did not choose Me, but I chose you to go and bear fruit -fruit that will last. Then the Father will give you whatever you ask in My Name” (John 15:16). “Fruit” refers both to inner character and holiness-the fruit of the Spirit-and to the life that reproduces itself in others. Jesus calls us to bear fruit in a hurting world.

Lord, work out the fruit of Your Spirit in our lives, and use us to bring many others to the obedience of faith.

Global Recordings Network—10K Challenge

What is invisible, untouchable, but capable of reaching the most remote and isolated people around the globe in any language? Radio broadcasting! As the gospel is translated in more languages, Global Recordings Network (GRN) Australia is broadcasting these recordings over the radio. As of April this year, GRN’s existing library of 5,600 vernacular recordings has inspired this group to aim even higher. Their new challenge is to add another 4,400 languages and dialects equaling 10,000 by the year 2020. Thus, the 10K Challenge!

Many people don’t have access to the gospel because of illiteracy. These people can hear the gospel through GRN’s efforts. There are also many people groups that can’t accept the gospel because of their religious background. It is by way of the cross GRN hopes to win Muslims for Christ, encouraging us to pray fervently and frequently that “God will give us love for our Muslim neighbors and the opportunity and ability to share God’s love and truth with them.”

Learn more at joshuaproject.net

Pray that radios will be available for the unreached to hear the gospel, and that they will tune in to these broadcasts. Other GRN workers ask for prayer for good health and help to finish their translations. Pray for the Lord to give them wisdom and reliable resources. Pray that GRN workers will be sensitive to the leading of the Holy Spirit as they produce their recordings.-JC

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