GLST 500: Missions In The New Testament

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THEOLOGY OF MISSIONS A Paper Presented to Dr. Pederson Liberty Theological Seminary In partial fulfillment Of the requirements of GLST 500 By Kasey Espinosa January 29, 2015 TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction 3 Missions in the Old Testament 4 Missions in the New Testament 5 The Nature of God and Missions 6 Mission Theology relates to other aspects of Theology 7 Two key themes or Motifs of Mission Theology 8 Conclusion 9 Introduction Throughout the entire Bible any reader can tell that God is moving toward an ultimate purpose. In theological circles, it has been called the “Missio Dei”, or Mission of God. The mission of God is the idea that God wants to save mankind from…show more content…
The Lord said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you.” Abraham had been called to leave his home and go to a place that God would not disclose to him at the time, but he left and followed God the his unknown location. So God called him to leave his family and his land to go to another location where the people where different and crossed a cultural boundary. Inherently God sent Abraham on missions. The first was to Egypt. Abraham entered Egypt as a young missionary and feared that they would kill him for Sarah being so beautiful that they would want to take her as their wife. So he asked Sarah to say that she was his sister. Then God delivered Sarah from Pharaoh and blessed Abraham and made Abraham leave his…show more content…
The Christian faith is not centered on prophets, writings of old wise men, or beliefs and practices of a science fiction writer. The Christian faith is centered on Jesus Christ. Jesus embodies truth and is ultimate truth disclosed by God. Jesus is central to Christianity and the focus of missions. Jesus permeates all three levels of our missional foundation: (1) It is he who both calls people to himself and enjoins them to go and make disciples; (2) discipleship and growth, both individual and corporate, come through obeying all that he taught and through teaching others to do likewise; and (3) his example of salt-and-light living inspires Christians to keep their focus Godward as they live likes that cause people to glorify the King of

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