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The poor and those of moderate means, as well as the wealthy disciples of Christ, should give of their substance toward propagating the Gospel. A work of such extent and urgency calls for the participation of the entire Church of God. Special efforts should be put forth to train in habits of systematic, proportionate and...
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Where ever the Christian wins the victory over selfishness and avarice and renounces the thought of centering his affections on this world as his home, there is developed world-conquering power. This call to self-denial and liberality comes to all who bear the name of Christ. To not a few it will mean to go on...
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The missionary church is a self-sacrificing church. The means given for evangelizing the world should correspond with the magnitude of the desired result. To mobilize and utilize the greatly enlarged force necessary to accomplish this purpose will require giving on a scale unthought of in the past. The Church, however, is abundantly able to supply...
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As John Mott stood before the now famous 1910 Edinburgh Missionary Conference, he said, “It is a startling and solemnizing fact that even as late as the twentieth century, the Great Command of Jesus Christ to carry the Gospel to all mankind is still so largely unfulfilled.… The church is confronted today, as in no...
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Do we claim to believe in God? He’s a missionary God. You tell me you’re committed to Christ. He’s a missionary Christ. Are you filled with the Holy Spirit? He’s a missionary Spirit. Do you belong to the church? It’s a missionary society. And do you hope to go to heaven when you die? It’s...
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The Christians of to-day need some object great enough to engage all the powers of their minds and hearts. We find Just such an object in the enterprise to make Christ known to the whole world. This would call out and utilize the best energies of the Church. It would help to save her from...
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The evangelization of the world in this generation is to Christians no self-imposed task; it rests securely upon Divine commandment. The Great Commission of Christ given by Him in the upper room in Jerusalem on the night after the resurrection, again a little later on a mountain in Galilee, and yet again, on the Mount...
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It was a bivocational Baptist pastor named William Carey who played such a pivotal missions mobilization role that he is often called the father of the modern missionary movement. Carey’s burden for global mission began in the early 1790s after reading explorer Captain Cook’s writings. Carey started talking with Baptist church leaders about the need to send...
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God sent a Hebrew prophet to Nineveh, the capital of the violent and brutal Assyrian empire, to call that city to repentance. By sending Jonah to Nineveh, God confirms His desire for a relationship with all peoples, including Israel’s enemies. Jonah’s reluctance to go to Nineveh mirrored Israel’s reluctance to be used by God to...
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I believe that in each generation God has “called” enough men and women to evangelize all the yet unreached peoples of the earth . . . everywhere I go, I constantly meet with men and women who say to me, “When I was young, I wanted to be a missionary, but I got married instead”...
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