Daily Topic for February 25, 2008
This act of cursing a fig tree is a warning for us. What Jesus saw in the temple was despicable to Him. This temple was no longer a ‘house of prayer for all nations,’ but a ‘den of robbers.’ Jesus had come looking for fruit among His own in Jerusalem, but found none. Jerusalem, and its people had lost its purpose-to be a light to the nations. God’s only recourse, 40 years after Jesus’ death and resurrection, was to use Rome to destroy Jerusalem and the temple. Jesus’ cursing of the fig tree was a warning to God’s people not to neglect His purposes.
Father, consecrate Your Church to fulfill the work for which You have called us in this generation.
The visitor to Guinea looked puzzled. “How does one communicate the truth of the gospel with a non-reading culture?” she asked. The Serving in Mission (SIM) team of Guinea had the answer: their Maninka Audio Media Outreach (MAMO) Project. The Maninka population in Guinea alone is 2,000,000, and of them, over 75 percent are non-literate, as reported by SIM a year ago. Now the MAMO Project is well under way. SIM has constructed a studio, and they are producing cassette tapes with Bible readings and gospel messages, along with tapes of basic health hints and helps for daily living. As opportunities arise, these readings will be broadcast over radio, reaching an even larger number of Maninka speakers throughout West Africa. Mission work among the Maninka people in eastern Guinea has been going on for many years, but the Maninkas are stubbornly resistant to the gospel. Only a handful has come to Christ. Pray for open hearts and minds as opportunities arise to show the JESUS Film, distribute videos, and learn from Christian radio as well as the cassette tapes.Learn more at joshuaproject.net
Pray that the Holy Spirit will convict the Maninka people of their need of a Savior, drawing many to Christ and establishing a strong fellowship among them.-MH