Daily Topic for July 04, 2012

Luke 5:8
When Simon Peter saw this, he fell at Jesus' knees and said, "Go away from me, Lord; I am a sinful man!"

The testimony of Peter, the fisherman, has a strong ring of truth for the Komering people. Who can deny that we are sinful, and in need of a savior? Peter bluntly and humbly admitted his sinfulness to the only one who can forgive sin. Jesus had something far better for Peter than wallowing in sin; he was to become a fisher of men.

Pray that the Komering people will confess that they are sinful and in need of the Savior who reached out to Peter.

Komering People of Sumatra Is., Indonesia

Kembar trudges home from the river with an armful of fish traps. The fish will provide food for his family, and he can also sell a few to neighbors. A member of the Komering people, Kembar’s group takes their name from the river that gives life to southeastern Sumatra.

After a meal of fish and rice, they join their village to see a movie about Isa/Jesus. The village only knows of Isa from the Qur’an, but an evangelist named Bastiar brought the JESUS Film to tell the story from the Gospel of Luke. The village sits transfixed for two hours as the action unfolds in their own language. At the end, Bastiar encourages his kinsmen to accept Isa as their Savior. He assures them that Jesus will forgive their sins and prepare a home for them in heaven.

Kembar felt a special connection with Peter, the fisherman. But his family has been Muslim for generations. True, they mix Islam with traditional beliefs. Still, he does not feel ready to change just yet. Almost persuaded, he hopes for another chance some day.

Learn more at joshuaproject.net

Pray for the Komering people to dare to step out to follow Jesus. Pray for evangelists like Bastiar who show the JESUS Film and preach the good news. Pray that the Holy Spirit will reveal the Lord to the Komering people in dreams and visions.-GEC

NOTE: The film mentioned here that I called the “JESUS Film,” comes from this website: http://media.inspirationalfilms.com/player/?bctid=kge17752komering28706otmp4.

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