Daily Topic for January 17, 2018

Isaiah 55:10-11, NIV
As the rain and the snow come down from heaven and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.

Pray that the JESUS Film viewings in Madagascar will result in tens of thousands putting their trust in the words of the Bible.

JESUS Film in Madagascar

by EC

There is a way to help non-believers to read the Gospel of Luke: Have them see the JESUS Film in their own language! Through the faithful efforts of videographers venturing into rural villages, the seeds of the gospel are bearing fruit in Madagascar. A team led by a man named Max presented the JESUS Film in Malagasy (Madagascar’s official language) to a village where crocodile and ancestor worship was rampant. Max’s family lived with the villagers for two weeks, learning about their customs and building trust and friendship. When the team presented the film, the first the villagers had ever seen, the audience was at first overwhelmed by the crucifixion scene, and then overcome with joy at Jesus’ resurrection. When Max and his team invited the villagers to follow Jesus and offered prayer for deliverance from darkness, nearly every person said yes. The church-planting film teams are continuing their work over the course of the next six months in Madagascar, visiting new villages, forming relationships, and sowing the seeds of the gospel.

Learn more at joshuaproject.net

Pray that God would accomplish his purposes through their ministry and that the word of God would take root in the hearts of the people. Pray that there will be many who will be discipled in the ways of Jesus, and that his ways would be shared far and wide throughout Madagascar.

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