Theology of Missions

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LIBERTY UNIVERSITY BAPTIST THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY Theology of Missions Submitted to Dr. Jeff Brawner, in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the completion of the course GLST 500 – D08 Global Studies Survey By Boyd Ouden November 29, 2015 Contents Old Testament and New Testament Texts Related to Missions 3 How God Relates to the Mission field 5 Themes and Patterns of Mission Theology 5 Understanding God through Suffering 5 Evangelizing in the Midst of Suffering 5 Testimonials through Suffering 5 Saving lives through suffering 5 Purpose of Suffering 6 Conclusion 8 Bibliography 10 Old Testament and New Testament Texts Related to Missions As we look at the theology of…show more content…
Paul’s three missionary journeys that are chronicled in the Book of Acts have to serve as the greatest example of missionary work and the greatest roadmap to follow for anyone called to the mission field. If anyone doubts that there is a need for missionaries in today have them answer these questions. “How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher?” (Rom. 10:14) This one verse answers the question of why do we need missions in one fell swoop. From here and throughout the epistles God is calling his people to evangelize to all the nations. How God Relates to the Mission Field Henry T. Blackaby and Avery T. Willis Jr. talk about God being on a mission. As we look at history we can see that God has been on a mission to realize His purpose on earth. The fact that we see God acting according to the purpose He stated in accordance with His mandate to reveal Himself and His name be glorified by His people. “His kingdom, but integrated with God’s kingdom they see God’s Name being glorified and the world being reconciled to God”. God not only poured out who He is with the words he inspired, He also tells us about Himself in the Bible. When it was time God revealed Himself in the person of Jesus Christ. The life of Jesus was a living example for all to aspire too and for all to bear witness too. By looking at the life of Jesus Christ we
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