This article is part of a series on missions and the local church. We trust that this series will encourage both faithfulness to Christ’s bride and obedience to the bride’s mission. When Christ commanded us to “make disciples of all nations,” he was not commissioning a select few, but all of his followers, to be engaged in […]

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In Romans 15 Paul famously declares that he had resolved to preach the gospel where Christ had not been named. A fire burned deeply within him—an insatiable desire for those who had never been told to “see” and for those who had never heard to “understand” the message of God’s grace in Christ (Rom 15:21). His […]

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Guest article by Mike Pettengill Scripture is clear when it explains God’s desire for his church to participate in global evangelism (Matt 28:18-20, Acts 1:8). Scripture is equally clear in explaining God’s desire for his people to train up their children in his ways (Deut 11:18–21, 32:46, Prov 22:6; Isa 38:19; Eph 6:4; 2 Tim 1:5, […]

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Missions at a Glance spotlights the past week’s articles and resources relating to global missions. We trust that it will encourage your faithful obedience to our King’s Commission. The Goal of Missions May Not Be What You Think  Chase Bowers and Scott Zeller point out that while worship is both the destination and the fuel of missions, the local church is […]

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Missions at a Glance spotlights the past week’s articles and resources relating to global missions. We trust that it will encourage your faithful obedience to our King’s Commission. May I Help You Discern Your Calling? John Piper weighs in on how to discern God’s call to long-term cross-cultural missions. For a thorough treatment of this topic, see David Sills’ The Missionary […]

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“He is risen!” “He is risen indeed!” These words of the earliest Christians have been rehearsed for millennia and find special meaning as believers celebrate Easter Sunday each year. Jesus’ resurrection from the dead ignites our celebration and worship because he has set us free from the power of sin and death, our future resurrection guaranteed. Yet, […]

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A decade ago, some extraordinary circumstances temporarily thwarted my plans for the mission field. I was on the cusp of assailing West Africa when I learned that this particular field was out, and so was the sending agency. A few days later I stood outside a prospective church and there, aboard my scuttled ship, stared […]

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