Global Perspective and Engagement

Global Perspective and Engagement

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A Healthy Church has a Global Perspective and Engagement (Mt 28:19, Acts 1:8)

God always intended his people to be globally minded – we are sojourners

  1. Eden (Gen 1:28)
  2. Babel (Gen 11)
  3. Abraham (Gen 12:3, 22:18, Dt 7:13-15)
  4. Christ commanded (Mt 28:19-20, Acts 1:8)
  5. History of the NT Church Acts 1-14
    1. Pentecost a global event (Acts 2:5, 9-11)
    2. Apostles go down to Samaria (Acts 8:14)
  6. Peter to Cornelius (Acts 10:23)
  7. Jerusalem sends folks to Antioch (Acts 11:20-22)
  8. Antioch cares for needs of Judea (Acts 11:29-30)

Why did God intend his people to be globally minded?

  1. We are One
    1. The body of Christ Analogy (1Cor 12:12-27, Eph 4:4)
    2. The Bride of Christ analogy (Eph 5:25-32, Rev 19:7)

Practical ways to cultivate a Global perspective

  1. Read about Christianity from those who are in other parts of the world or from other traditions.
  2. Pray for brothers and sisters around world
    1. Voice of the Martyrs
    2. Open Doors USA
    3. CRC World Mission prayer guide
    4. Operation World
  3. Give Financially
  4. Go on a Short-term or Long-term Mission
  5. Receive others into your life who are different than you

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