Read Vs. 26,27a God’s command to bring the gospel to the nations is a decree to go in the general direction of the unreached peoples and engage them. The details are often worked out on site as God leads through the process of discovering the spiritually curious. God often works out the specifics after missionary are on site. How should this influence our attitude and decisions about spreading the gospel among the unreached in East Asia?
Read Vs 27b-31a What conversations might workers use to discover the spiritually curious among the unreached in East Asia?
Read Vs. 31b-35 Often the curious are not just mildly interested in the gospel they are starving for it. They’ve been providentially prepared through dreams, visions or life circumstances. Imagine you’re in just such a situation on a short term mission trip. You’ve been urged to share the gospel. What can you do to make sure the starting point dovetails with their present level of understanding? What five truths would you include in your presentation of the gospel?
Read Vs. 36-38 Part of disciple making is baptizing disciples. How would you explain the importance and symbolism of baptism to a new convert?
Read Vs. 39,40. Much has been said about the benefits and negatives of short term mission trips. As a group create a list of four good and bad elements of a short term mission trip.
The market place is the last mission all frontier. — Ed Silvoso
What does this statement say about the strategic nature of doing missional business in Asia?
I realized my business skills and abilities could take me to places where traditional missionaries could not go.
How should this shape our strategy to bring the gospel to unreached peoples in Asia?
Living out my faith in an authentic way gave me opportunities to see people on a variety of situations, some happy, some not so happy. This lead to opportunities to share my faith. It's been great to see some of them come to know the Lord and then go on to impact their families and communities.
Does this change your perspective about how missional business can help bring the gospel to the unreached in East Asia? Explain.
Brainstorm about how the skills in your group could be used overseas to bring the gospel to an unreached people in East Asia.
Mr. Studd had done more for God in the two years he had been a Christian than most Christians do in twenty years. Benge, Janet; Benge, Geoff (2013-03-15). C.T. Studd: No Retreat (Christian Heroes: Then & Now) (Kindle Locations 261-262). YWAM Publishing. Kindle Edition.
These words were spoken at the funeral for C.T.’s father. What does they say about the fact that it’s never too late to get involved in helping bring the gospel to the unreached peoples of East Asia?
What is the point of spending your life chasing fame and wealth, when in the end you die and have to answer to God for the way you have lived? Benge, Janet; Benge, Geoff (2013-03-15). C.T. Studd: No Retreat (Christian Heroes: Then & Now) (Kindle Locations 335-336). YWAM Publishing. Kindle Edition.
Will God ask us about our involvement in helping bring the gospel to unreached peoples? Explain.
C.T. bowed his head quietly and asked God to forgive him for getting caught up in worldly things rather than working for things of eternal value. Benge, Janet; Benge, Geoff (2013-03-15). C.T. Studd: No Retreat (Christian Heroes: Then & Now) (Kindle Locations 345-346). YWAM Publishing. Kindle Edition.
Is this a necessary prayer for the American Christian to get involved in global missions to the unreached? Explain.
One evening a friend gave C.T. a tract written my an atheist. In the tract the atheist explained what he would do if he really thought Christianity was true, as so many Englishmen claimed it was. C.T. started to read. Did I firmly believe, as millions say they do, that the knowledge and practice of religion in this life influences destiny in another, religion would mean to me everything. I would cast away earthly enjoyments as dross, earthly cares as follies, and earthly thoughts and feelings as vanity. Religion would be my first waking thought, and my last image before sleep sank me into unconsciousness. I would labor in its cause alone. I would take thought for the morrow of eternity alone. I would esteem one soul gained for heaven worth a life of suffering.… I would strive to look upon eternity alone, and on the immortal souls around me, soon to be everlastingly happy or everlastingly miserable. I would go forth to the world and preach to it in season and out of season, and my text would be, WHAT SHALL IT PROFIT A MAN IF HE GAIN THE WHOLE WORLD AND LOSE HIS OWN SOUL? Benge, Janet; Benge, Geoff (2013-03-15). C.T. Studd: No Retreat (Christian Heroes: Then & Now) (Kindle Locations 355-363). YWAM Publishing. Kindle Edition.
Would an atheist be drawn to the Christianity we practice? Explain.
Read Global Starting Point 19
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