The Gospel: The Message of the Gospel (2 of 3) by Ken Trivette

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The Gospel: The Message of the Gospel (2 of 3)
Series: Making a Difference in Missions
Ken Trivette
Mark 16:15

a) The Etymology of the Word
b) The Theology of the Word
a) The Preaching of the Gospel is Personal
b) The Power of the Gospel is Personal
a) A Global Offer to Every Sinner
b) A Global Obligation on Every Saint

1. Let me once again share with you the quote that I shared with you last Sunday from the missionary Henry Martyn: ""The Spirit of Christ is the spirit of missions, and the nearer we get to him, the more intensely missionary we must become." The closer we get to Jesus the more the things that matter to Him will matter to us. If as Martyn said, the Spirit of Christ is the spirit of missions, then as we get closer to Him that same spirit will grip our hearts.

2. We want that spirit to grip our hearts. Last Sunday I focused on the words "all the world" in Mark 16:15 and we thought about the MOTIVE of missions. What is the motive of missions? The motive of missions is telling the world that Christ died for the sins of the world. Christ died for all men and He wants all men--the world--to know what He did for them.

3. John Stott said, "We must be global Christians with a global vision because our God is a global God." Jesus died for the world; therefore our motive ought to be to let the world know what He did for them.

4. A.B. Simpson said, "The Christian is not obedient unless he is doing all in his power to send the Gospel to the heathen world." As a Church, and as individual Christians, we have a global task and a global responsibility. Our focus must extend further than the part of the world in which we live. It must extent to the world as a whole. Reaching the world is the motive of missions."

5. Today I want to focus on the words "preach the gospel" and talk to you about t ...

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