Values reflect a person’s unique beliefs, core convictions, and guiding principles. Your values will guide ongoing attitudes and behaviors. Often times, values are unwritten assumptions that guide actions.
Christians must understand how the Word becomes flesh in their local culture. They must know the gospel, live the gospel, and proclaim the gospel in a given cultural context.
Exegeting the culture starts with research.
Exegeting the culture is the work of every missionalist—a Christian who is aligned with the redemptive mission of Jesus. Ray Bakke asks the question, “How do you interpret a neighborhood?” He then suggests that it is similar to interpreting Scripture
The Incarnation is about God’s presence on earth. God became a man. He got close to us. He did not stay up in heaven watching from a distance. He “made Himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness” (Phil 2:7). God came near.
Being a missionary in America is about submission to the King. Christians do not have a mission of their own. As kingdom citizens, every believer’s mission is the same.
In reading through Luke 9-10 yesterday morning, I was struck by the times that Jesus says, “Go.” I remembered, of course, that Jesus’ last instructions before leaving earth included “Go and make disciples of all nations.”
My friend and colleague, Bob Rasmussen, has posted this question on the Missions Fest Seattle website.
To fully embody the mission of Jesus, Christians today need to experience Missional Transformation
I am a Missionalist — This realization hit me last week!