Imagine you are part of a group going on a short-term overseas trip to an unreached people group. Your group has been tasked with sharing ten amazing things God has done. As a group, come up with your list. Look over the verses again for ideas, but realize this is an Old Testament passage. What truths from the New Testament would you include in your list as well?
“Your heart was made to embrace the global dimension of missional living. If you don’t have a global heart…if you’re not getting your arms around the unreached peoples of the world, there will be a mild or serious sickness in your soul, because your soul was made to do this” (John Piper).
“We have a Master who demands radical obedience and a mission that warrants radical urgency, and we do not have time to waste our lives living out a Christian spin on the American dream” (David Platt).
Are we substituting the American dream for the gospel living? Explain.
“The most glorious reason you exist is for the proclamation of the glory of God to the ends of the earth” (David Platt).
How should this shape our lives?
“Church, we are plan A, and there is no plan B” (David Platt).
What affect should this have on our attitude toward global missions?
Read The Abrahamic Revolution, chapters 11–14.
“Some things in life are optional, some things are not. Getting married is optional. Loving your wife is not. Wearing shoes is optional. Eating is not. Driving is optional. Driving on the correct side of the road is not. Becoming a Christian is optional. Becoming a World Christian is not…The World Christian is a believer who has discovered the truth about God’s unfulfilled global purpose and His desire to reach all peoples” (locations 2884–87, 2890–91).
Are you becoming a World Christian? Explain.
“Don’t think you need to fly over salt water to be spiritual” (locations 2944–45).
How can you remain in America and still help bring the gospel to unreached peoples?
“Nothing slows the momentum for missions more than bad theology…Approximately two-thirds of evangelicals (64 percent) think there are multiple paths to salvation” (locations 3058, 3204–6).
Do you think there are multiple paths to salvation? Read John 14:6, 1 Timothy 2:5 and Acts 4:12
How does the answer to this question affect global missions to the unreached?
“Did you know that 86 percent of Buddhists, Hindus, and Muslims…do not have a Christian friend?” (locations 3153–54).
Explain the impact this should have on global missions.
“Which is more important—the rescuer who goes down into the well to save a life or the man at the top holding the rope?” (locations 3245–46).