The gospel is universal because the issue it addresses is universal. Each person in the group read one of the verses listed below and insert the phrase “unreached Muslims in (the country listed). For instance; “All unreached Muslims in Afghanistan fall short of the glory of God.”
1 John 1:8, Chad
Ecclesiastes 7:20 Bangladesh
I Kings 8;46, India
Proverbs 20:9 Pakistan
Psalm 143:2, Malaysia
Romans 3:10-12, Indonesia
Romans 3:23, China
What does this say about bringing the gospel to unreached Muslims?
I am bound by the Spiritto go to Jerusalem. Vs. 22a
What does it mean for someone to be “bound by the Spirit” to go where unreached Muslims live?
How does someone become this way?
Can being bound by the Spirit include the role of supporting others? Explain.
I don’t know what awaits me, except that the Holy Spirit tells me in city after city that jail and suffering lie ahead. Vs. 22b, 23
Paul did not know the details of his mission, he only knew hardship and persecution were in his future. What does this say about bringing the gospel to unreached Muslim peoples?
Unreached peoples live in the most difficult places to get to and most dangerous and even deadly places to be. Still they must be reached no matter what the cost. As John Piper says, “It is better to loose your life that waste it.” He also says, “Risk is right.” What are your thoughts in these bold statements?
My life is worth nothing to me unless I use it for finishing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus—the work of telling others the Good News about the wonderful grace of God. Vs. 24
Complete this sentence for yourself… “My life will be worth nothing to me unless I…”
And now I know that none of you to whom I have preached the Kingdom will ever see me again. Vs. 25
The call to obey can create great distances between those who go and those who stay. What advice would you give parents, children and friends who need to resolve this issue to respond in obedience to the global mission to unreached Muslims?
My goal is not become just another Western missionary reaching out to Muslims. My goal is to be a part of something sustainable. To train Muslims believers to reach out to others around them. When they minister in the heart language and the forms of their Muslim neighbors, people respond. They brighten and listen intently.
Does this strategy still require involvement from missionaries? Explain.
The Muslim objection we face is whether or not Jesus is God. We challenge them to ask God for themselves. It works. God speaks through dreams, visions, healing. Muslims are taking notice.
Does this differ from how we handle objections? Explain.
Miraculous movements are sweeping through some parts of the Muslim world today. Trousdale, Jerry (2012-03-05). Miraculous Movements: How Hundreds of Thousands of Muslims Are Falling in Love with Jesus (p. 13). Thomas Nelson. Kindle Edition.
How should this shape our involvement in bringing the gospel to unreached Muslims?
If Christians can begin to engage Muslims beyond the headlines of burkas and bombs, we will discover hundreds of millions of disheartened and discouraged people. Trousdale, Jerry (2012-03-05). Miraculous Movements: How Hundreds of Thousands of Muslims Are Falling in Love with Jesus (p. 13). Thomas Nelson. Kindle Edition.
Are we doing this? Explain.
In most parts of the world, major faith decisions are typically not made by individuals alone but by families in concert. Trousdale, Jerry (2012-03-05). Miraculous Movements: How Hundreds of Thousands of Muslims Are Falling in Love with Jesus (p. 41). Thomas Nelson. Kindle Edition.
How should this shape the strategy of bringing the gospel to unreached Muslims?
Disciple people to conversion, not vice versa. This kind of discipleship model—one that begins with discipleship and moves toward the point of conversion—is how many Muslims are becoming Christ followers. Trousdale, Jerry (2012-03-05). Miraculous Movements: How Hundreds of Thousands of Muslims Are Falling in Love with Jesus (p. 43). Thomas Nelson. Kindle Edition.
How does this reshape your perspective on how to bring the gospel to people in general and unreached Muslims specifically?
Which comes first, discipleship or conversion?
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