Early missionary motives

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 “Through Christ, God has given us the privilege and authority as apostles to tell Gentiles everywhere what God has done for them, so that they will believe and obey him, bringing glory to his name.”  –  Romans 1:5

A crystal clear calling of Paul’s mission.

He wrote to tell one of his churches that they should send out Christian brothers in a manner worthy of God.

“They have told the church here of your loving friendship. Please continue providing for such teachers in a manner that pleases God. For they are traveling for the Lord, and they accept nothing from people who are not believers.”        – 3 John 6-7

John Stott commented on these two texts —

“They knew that God had super-exalted Jesus, enthroning him at his right hand and bestowing upon him the highest rank, in order that every tongue should confess his lordship.  They longed that Jesus should receive the honour due to his name.”

The highest of all missionary motives

Missionary Motives II

 

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