Daily Topic for July 10, 2010

2 Tim. 1:7
For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love, and of self-discipline.

What a beautiful description of the inheritance received by God’s people, including those taking the good news of Christ into new cultural groups! Power, love and self-discipline. Those who will establish new churches must know the power of God to overcome both spiritual and cultural barriers of understanding and acceptance. They must share the love that God has for other peoples—peoples different from themselves. They must exercise the control and discipline of God’s Spirit to accomplish difficult work.

Pray that today’s pioneer missionaries will exercise the power, love, and self-discipline of the Holy Spirit in their lives and ministries.

Create International

by CH

“I wish you could see their faces!” reports a worker for Create International in their December 2009 prayer letter.

Imagine what it would be like to hear about Jesus for the very first time. Imagine sitting down in the comfort of someone’s living room and hearing and seeing the amazing stories about Jesus in your own heart-language. That’s what it’s like for the Zhuang as they watch this film, which Create International produced.

House churches invited Zhuang people to come and see this new film. It was an immediate hit. Not only did the Zhuangs watch the new story with delight and wonder on their faces, but afterward, they invited friends and neighbors to come and watch the film.

They were not prepared for the joy this film would bring; real hope, forgiveness, and eternal life, in this world and in the world to come! Zhuang faces showed sadness when Jesus died for them on the cross, and smiled with delight as Jesus conquered death by rising from the dead. This film can potentially reach two million Zhuangs with this delightful message of hope.

Learn more at joshuaproject.net

Pray that the Zhuang people will remain open to the good news that Jesus offers to them. Pray that soon the film will be available in every Zhuang community.

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