Daily Topic for April 17, 2009
The Jewish leaders arrested Peter and John after Peter’s sermon in front of the temple. The charges against them were that they had taught the people about Jesus’ resurrection and had healed the cripple in His Name. Peter’s defense the next day was characteristically simple, yet powerful. He once again testified of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection, and charged the Jewish leaders with rejecting Him, God’s Messiah. He affirmed that the stone the builders rejected had become the Chief Cornerstone. Jesus, and Jesus alone, is the only Way to salvation.
Pray that you will understand from the heart that Jesus is the Chief Cornerstone, the only Name under heaven by which we must be saved.
Christian Europe is suffering. Churches are closing and the number of Evangelical believers is dwindling. There is a steady increase in drug addiction, alcoholism, crime, suicide, and depression.
When Operation Mobilization (OM) viewed this spiritual bankruptcy they did not see it as hopeless. They found hope for the people of Europe in Isaiah 58:12 (NIV): “Your people will rebuild the ancient ruins and will raise up the age-old foundations; you will be called Repairer of Broken Walls, Restorer of Streets with Dwellings.”
OM is seeing changed lives and communities in more than 30 European nations, from Portugal to Norway to Albania to Russia! A large amount of this effort has been accomplished through young believers from various parts of the world who have joined OM to be trained and sent out. One of these young missionaries wrote, “I have never seen Muslims accept our friendship and literature and want to know more of Jesus as I have in London. Only God could do this!”
Europe is being restored. OM reports have told of the growth and expansion of missionary outreach in places like Sweden, Poland, Austria, Ireland, Hungary, and the Netherlands. Youth, children and adults are finding answers through God’s Word for a meaningful and purposeful life.Learn more at joshuaproject.net
Pray that more people will give themselves as God’s servants through OM. Pray that the efforts made by OM will stir up revival in Europe to reach the hearts of unreached European Muslims, Hindus and Buddhists.-PD