Daily Topic for March 30, 2010

Acts 4:10-11
It is by the Name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified but God raised from the dead…that [the man who was lame] stands before you completely healed…. Salvation is found in no one else.

In obedience Peter and John proclaimed the Lord’s salvation in Jerusalem. They were so bold that they were called before the religious council to defend their actions. What was their defense? Simply the Name of the Risen Lord Jesus Christ. Because Jesus was raised from the dead, Peter insisted, “There is salvation in no one else! There is no other Name by which we must be saved.” Without salvation in the Name of the risen Jesus, the unreached peoples of the world have no hope for eternity.

Pray for an understanding of what God revealed to Peter among the peoples of the North Caucasus Region. Pray that the Holy Spirit will remind us of the reality of heaven and hell, and of the saving power of the gospel.

Global Recording Network (GRN)

by JS

Did you know that someone can put up their cell phone and hear a gospel message? Yes, it is possible, and Global Recording Network (GRN) is adding this to its arsenal of oral methods of sharing the gospel message! Before written communications, there was orality, a reliance on spoken rather than written language for communication. Connecting people groups with oral communicators is the highest priority of GRN.

As amazing as it seems, technology has advanced to the place where most new cell phones can also serve as audio players. More people use cell phones than are literate! Even in the most rugged, isolated regions of the world, the local people have cell phones. GRN is developing a program that can reach millions of people with cell phones. A missionary or evangelist, or even a lay believer, can easily be equipped with a large number of recordings.

There are different ways that files on cell phones can be used. You could play them on speaker-phone to a group, or you can even beam the message from one phone to another. Once a short message has been played, the listener almost always wants to hear more.

Learn more at joshuaproject.net

Pray for receptive ears. Pray that GRN can improve the specific technologies involved in using cell phones this way. Pray that missionaries and evangelists can add the use of cell phones as one more strategy for reaching their target group.

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