Do we have a “great sense of obligation” about missions to unreached Muslims? Explain.
Read verses 15-17
Are we as confident in the power of the gospel as Paul was? Explain.
Read verse 18
God is actively pouring out his judgment. It is not just held in reserve until the end of time. How should this influence our missions to unreached Muslims?
Read verses 19-32
God holds everyone accountable to what can be known about him through creation. Everyone should acknowledge that God exists, that he is the Creator of all things. And that by virtue of this, he is infinitely strong and inherently good (Read Psalm 19:1-4, Acts 14:17). However, everyone suppresses this obvious truth. Even though this information about God is all around us, we don’t honor him as our Creator or thank him for his kindness. Instead we substitute our own ideas of who He is and what he’s like. We ignore God’s eternal glory by worshipping what he makes instead of him who made it. Depravity ensues as we continue to make up our own theology about who God is and what he’s like. This is true for us here in America and every unreached people group. Their condemnation is not based on rejecting a gospel they have not heard. That would be unjust. It is based on sinning against the light they have. That is just.
Why is this such an important missional passage?
How should the theological truth of these verses influence our attitude toward missions to unreached peoples?
How does a wrong understanding of these verses influence our theology of missions in general and effort to bring the gospel to the unreached specifically?
Does rejecting the gospel send a person to hell? What about someone who has never heard the gospel? Do they go to hell upon death? How is that fair? Watch What Happens to Those Who Never Hear.
The Launch Team is a place for new missionaries to establish their first roots in a new culture. An opportunity to learn from others who are a few steps ahead in the adjustment process. It’s also a chance to invest in future ministry all over the region by helping to launch other gospel workers.
How should the fact that this organized, soft landing strategy is already in place, influence missions to unreached Muslim peoples?
Read this poem and share what words impact you the most.
Facing a task unfinished, that drives us to our knees. A need that undiminished, rebukes our slothful ease We who rejoice to know You, review before Your throne The solemn pledge we owe you, to go and make you known
Where other lords besides You, hold their unhindered sway Where forces that defied you, defy you still today With none to hear their crying, for love and light and life Numbered souls are dying, and pass into the night
We bare the torch that flaming, come from the hands of those Who gave their life proclaiming, that Jesus died and rose Ours is the same commission, the same glad message ours Fired by the same ambition, to You we yield our powers
Our Father who sustaining, our Spirit who inspires,