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Author: Howard Peskett
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0851113265
The Root of the Word mission means sending. All Christian mission has its fountainhead in the God revealed in Scripture, who sent his Son for us, sends his Spirit to us, and summons all people to himself. The privilege and responsibility of his church, sent into all the world, is to testify by its words and deeds to Jesus Christ, God’s unique Son, crucified, risen and ascended.
This East-Wes partnership in missiological exploration expounds a variety of Old and New Testament texts, and examines a wide range of issues. The authors desire is that Jesus Christ might be glorified more and more in the church and in the world; their eager expectation is that one day the whole creation will find its consummation in him, and God will be all and in all.
This presentation of mission is as broad, lively, earthy and integrated as the Bible itself. It is especially pleasing to see careful attention give to the Old Testament roots and content of Christian mission.
Langham Partnership International
Here is a solid biblical basis for a holistic theology of Christian mission. The author’ interaction with the diverse worldviews of the 21st century is most useful. An excellent resource for Western and non-Western readers.
Trinity Theological College, Singapore
The Bible Speaks Today describes three series of expositions, based on the books of the Old an New Testaments, and on Bible themes that run through the whole of Scripture.
PART 1: WORLD HORIZONS
The glory of Christ (Colossians 1:15-23)
Life and dominion (Genesis 1:26-31; 2:15-20)
The incomparable God (Isaiah 44:24-45:25)
The World made flesh (John 1:1-18)
PART 2: THE INTERNATIONAL PURPOSES OF GOD
Chosen to bless (Genesis 12:1-4)
A distinctive people (Deuteronomy 10:12-20)
A resentful servant (Jonah 1-4)
A ready servant (Isaiah 49:1-26)
PART 3: THREE-IN-ONE MISSION
The freedom Jesus brings (Luke 4:16-30)
The mandate Jesus gives (Matthew 28:16-20)
The way Jesus commands (John 12:20-26, 13:34-35)
The Spirit of mission (Acts 2:1-47)
A model of mission (Acts 19:8-41)
PART 4: DOXOLOGY
The consummation of creation’s song (Psalm 104)
Certainties of the new covenant (Revelation 21:1-22:5)