THE GREAT COMMISSION IN REVERSE: THE GREATEST OPPORTUNITY IN MISSIONS HISTORY
BY REV. DR. JOHN A. MAYER
ARTICLE FOR GLOBAL MISSIOLOGY, OCTOBER 2014
A quick look at the national or international daily news shows us that the world is in a period of drastic change. As Christians we see it too. Change is nothing new to the Church of Jesus Christ. In fact, the Church is in a constant quest to see the world, its peoples, generations, and needs. That is why Jesus told us to have “eyes to see and ears to hear.” For if we ever lose those “eyes and ears” as the Church we will quickly lose contact with the world, its peoples, generations, and needs. This paper is a quick look at what I see happening around the world with my own eyes and ears and suggests an opportunity for the Church to join in a great opportunity to reach out in within this new mission’s context.
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