Daily Topic for March 06, 2017

Romans 3:23-24, NKJV
... for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus...

Tindi People

“How could a soap opera open the door for a person to know Jesus?” That is just what happened to Tadzh-utdin (not his real name), a Tindi university student in the capital city of Dagestan in southern Russia. A Turkish soap opera, the most popular TV show in recent years in Dagestan, for some reason frequently has positive things to say about Martin Luther. This has opened the door for a Dagestani believer Alek (not his real name) to share the gospel with Tadzh-utdin.
The 10,000 Tindi hail from the mountains of southwestern Dagestan. The view from the central town of the Tindi people commands a dynamic view of surrounding snow-capped mountains. The distinct Tindi language is spoken in 14 villages in this region.
Multiple mosques are visible through the winding hilly streets of the town of Tindi. The Tindi have followed Sunni Islam for many centuries, in conjunction with ancient nature worship of the sun, moon, and other created things. So far, the only spiritual hope for the Tindi has been to try to do enough good works to get to heaven or to appease animistic spirits. How much simpler it would be to turn from sinfulness and receive the gift of grace freely offered through Jesus!

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Pray that the people will become weary with futile religious striving when they accept the marvelous grace of Jesus. Pray that God’s Spirit will bring conviction of sin to the Tindi people.

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