Daily Topic for June 07, 2010

1 Corinthians 1:22-24
Jews demand miraculous signs and Greeks look for wisdom, but we preach Christ crucified: a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, but to those whom God has called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.

The Corinthian church had both Jewish and Gentile members. Here Paul illustrates for them how people from both Jewish and Greek cultures often responded to the gospel. Looking for attesting signs to be done by the Messiah, most Jews stumbled on the fact of Jesus’ crucifixion. To the wisdom-seeking Greeks, the whole idea of the crucifixion was foolishness. But some from each group saw that Christ is the power and wisdom of God.

Pray that the Heavenly Father will lead His servants today to those yet unreached people groups, and grant that some may see and believe His power and wisdom in Christ.

Indonesian Student Missions Movement

by S.P.

College students have their entire lives ahead of them. What better group to mobilize for frontier mission work, especially in Muslim Indonesia! There is now a national student movement focused on mobilizing college-aged believers in Indonesia to serve the spiritual and physical needs of the lost all around them. The movement is called Mahasiswa Indonesia Menuai (MIM), which means Indonesian Student Harvesters. Since 2003 the MIM conferences and networks have helped Indonesian participants focus on sharing Jesus with the unreached people groups all around them. Through sessions and workshops, participants make practical action plans for their involvement in cross-cultural missions. The goal is to help students think differently about missions and to do ministry among unreached people groups with culturally appropriate approaches. At the last MIM conference, 215 students committed to go to an unreached people group.

Learn more at joshuaproject.net

Pray for God to direct the over 500 Indonesian students who will attend the MIM 2010 conference in a couple of weeks. Pray for commitments to intentional cross-cultural missions among the unreached people groups of Indonesia, and specifically a focus on Sumatra. Pray for effective follow-up and placement of students responding to the call to serve. Pray for tent maker training to equip those who will use their professional training and work experience to live and serve among unreached communities. Pray for the parents to understand and accept the Lord’s calling on their young adult children’s lives.

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