Daily Topic for April 13, 2008

Acts 8:31-35
"'How can I [understand],' he said, 'unless someone explains it to me?' Then Philip began with that very passage of Scripture and told him the good news about Jesus."

Philip asked the Ethiopian (probably a Gentile proselyte) if he understood what he was reading, and the man admitted that he did not. Many valuable literature and radio ministries are being conducted today among some of the world’s unreached peoples. But these peoples often have the same problem as the Ethiopian eunuch: they need further face-to-face explanation of what they read and hear. The Great Commission is a call for God’s people to live among peoples isolated from such opportunities.

Pray for more laborers who will “begin from the Scriptures and preach Jesus to unreached peoples.”

Punjabi Sikhs in the U.K.

A Sikh student in Denmark was charged with carrying a six-inch dagger. Some wondered if he was planning an attack or was involved in a terrorist plot. As it turned out, the student had declared the dagger at an embassy a year earlier. His purpose in possessing the knife was found to be strictly religious.

As a Punjabi Sikh, the young man is part of a proud tradition of South Asian people who combine aspects of Islam and Hinduism. One can recognize Sikhs by their turbans and ceremonial daggers known as kirpans. The kirpan serves to remind the Sikh bearer of their fight against injustice and oppression.

While the majority of Punjabi Sikhs live in India, a large community of them now live in Great Britain where they have an illustrious history of military service. Others reside in Denmark and other parts of Europe.

Learn more at joshuaproject.net

Ask God to reveal His own quest for justice and freedom to Sikhs in Europe. Pray for Him to open their eyes and hearts to the reality of His only Son, sent to seek and save those oppressed by spiritual darkness. Ask Him to transform the Sikhs into mighty spiritual warriors who will engage in prayerful battle on behalf of the One True King.-CL

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