Daily Topic for March 15, 2007
From Luke’s perspective, the fulfillment of the Scriptures is the major theme in history. Those who understand the Bible see the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ at the heart of God’s purposes in the human drama, to the end that people from all nations might repent and receive the forgiveness of sins. We can be assured that, as certainly as Jesus died and rose again, so will repentance and forgiveness of sins be preached to all nations. Being a conscious, conscientious disciple in Christ’s mission to all nations will put you in line with the central purpose of history. Do you want to be a part of it?
Europe is seeing massive immigrations from all parts of the world: the Middle East, North Africa, and India. God seems to be bringing the lost people of the world to the Europeans’ doorstep.
Christar, a mission agency focused on reaching unreached immigrants, has seized the opportunity to reach out to the migrant community in the Netherlands. They have focused their attention on the Hindus, though other groups are reaching out to Muslims. Christar has developed two mission cell groups, both of which are currently in the beginning stages. One team is working with Hindus in The Hague and the other is working in Rotterdam. Both of these target peoples are primarily Hindu immigrants from Suriname, a former Dutch colony.Learn more at joshuaproject.net
Pray that God will lead the two missionary teams to fruitful contacts (i.e., people whose hearts are being prepared spiritually) in Rotterdam and The Hague, and perhaps other areas as well. Pray that God will give the believers in these very small cell groups the vision of reaching out to their family and friends with the gospel. Pray for the growth of these cell groups into churches. Ask for wisdom for the missionaries in following up contacts and doing discipleship.-JS
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