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Though in most every external aspect the life of John R. Mott seemed to be that of a typical religious youth, Mott’s plans and ambitions were in fact resting on an internal religious conflict, as he related in his later life. The talented and practical-minded Mott had great ambitions for a successful career in business...
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The Student Volunteer Movement began in 1886 under the leadership of John R. Mott. During the next fifty years it was instrumental in sending 20,500 college graduates to the field. Most were from the United States. Never before in history had so many highly educated persons, women as well as men, volunteered for missionary service....
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The missionary pastor has abandoned the merely occasional missionary sermon, and makes missions the fibre and substance of his teaching. Much personal effort is put forth in his parish. The missionary work is thoroughly organized. Scriptural habits of giving are cultivated. The people are taught to offer continual prayer for the extension of the Kingdom...
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Mr. Robert E. Speer, in his pamphlet, “Prayer and Missions,” which has done so much to awaken the Church to prayer, goes to the heart of the subject: “The evangelization of the world in this generation depends first of all upon a revival of prayer. Deeper than the need for men; deeper, far, than the...
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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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On the spirituality of the missionary more than upon any other one factor on the mission field depends the evangelization of the world. Far more vital than the physical, social, and intellectual equipment of the missionary is his spiritual furnishing. It is supremely and indispensably important that he be a man filled with the spirit...
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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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Today in Baptist History class at the Our Generation Training Center, I was reminded about a missionary hero of mine, William Carey. What the man accomplished was nothing short of incredible. John Ryland, the minister that baptized William, wrote in his journal that day, “baptized today poor journeyman shoe cobbler.” But the man that Carey...
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Today in Baptist History class at the Our Generation Training Center, I was reminded about a missionary hero of mine, William Carey. What the man accomplished was nothing short of incredible. John Ryland, the minister that baptized William, wrote in his journal that day, “baptized today poor journeyman shoe cobbler.” But the man that Carey...
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This church appears to have been raised up by the labours of Jesse Peter, a black preacher of very respectable talents, and an amiable character. It was constituted in 1793, by elders Abraham Marshall and David Tinsley. Jesse Peter, sometimes called Jesse Golfin, on account of his master’s name, continued the pastor of this church...
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