Eddie and Sue Arthur

Tag: Paul

A Biblical Example of Mission for Today?

In other words, Apollos was a converted African Jew, who did further Bible training in Asia and who ministered in Europe. His background and formation were not just international, they were inter-continental. Not only that but Apollos came from outside of the centre of the contemporary mission movement of the time – he wasn’t one of Paul’s companions from Ephesus, he came from the margins.

Questions 1: What Is Mission?

The church’s mission is our participation (in the power of the Spirit) in the Father’s purpose to reconcile everything to himself through the death of the Son. We do this through making disciples by bearing witness to Jesus in word and deed. 

Bible and Mission Links 38

Some interesting stuff, some encouraging stuff and some downright disturbing stuff. A roundup of things that have caught my eye over the last month or two.

Pray for Boris?

In a democratic society such as ours, we have a responsibility to make our voice heard and to vote according to our consciences. Those with strong party-affiliations should campaign and do their best to ensure that someone else forms the next government – but they still have to pray for this one. 

Books I Have Read: Reading Romans with Eastern Eyes

Reading Romans through an Eastern lens thus restores a more Pauline perspective by bringing together the false Western dichotomy between “spiritual” and “secular.” We need not accept the false dilemma between evangelism and social ministry.

Acts and Mission 6: The Old Testament

Our job is to point people to Jesus, but in order to do that, we have to start with where they are, not with where we think they should be. This means that we have to listen and learn. 

Justification and Group Identity

Some excellent and controversial thoughts from a very good book.

Actions Validate Teaching

A short overview of Colossians. The heart of mission is about presenting Jesus to people; telling his story and declaring his glory. However, if our actions don’t match our words, then our words are meaningless. 

Learn To Love Narrative

Thoughts on narrative, propositional logic and why Paul is so popular!

A Model Missionary For Today

Some final thoughts from Acts: why we need to take note of Apollos.

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