Daily Topic for May 23, 2017

John 5:44, NIV
How can you believe, when you receive glory from one another and do not seek the glory that comes from the only God?

Pray that Punjabi Sikhs in Canada will seek and receive the glory of the One True God.

Punjabi Sikhs of Toronto, Canada

by SB, guest writer from Global Gates

“I’ve been thinking of changing my religion,” a Toronto Sikh man recently said. “Today is the first time anyone has told me of Jesus, but if I were to follow Jesus, my family would not tolerate it. I cannot.”
Since 1947 and increasingly since the 1980s, God has been bringing members of the Sikh religion from India’s Punjab region to Toronto. According to a Statistics Canada report, there are now over 134,000 Sikhs in Toronto. Most have followed their families to Canada, retaining their cultural traditions, keeping their lifestyle, and finding monetary success.
Although wrapped in a covering of prosperity, Punjabi Sikhs are broken in their sins. Sikhs worship one god who goes by many names, whom they believe is present in everyone and everywhere. They express devotion through daily chants, gathering at the gurdwara (temple), and they worship their holy book, the Guru Granth Sahib. Sikhs believe they may increase their karma and escape the ongoing cycle of reincarnation through devotion, community, and charity.
The close-knit community of the Sikhs keeps many from considering Jesus. Their ignorance of God’s holy nature leaves them unaware of the depths of their sin and need for a Savior.

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Pray that the Sikhs will be open to the self-revelation of God in the Scriptures. Pray for those considering the good news of Jesus to seek the glory of God over the praise and approval that comes from community.

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