The Biblical Basis for Missions: Your Mission as a Christian (eBook)
Format: Electronic Book
Ministry/Author: International Mission Board/Avery T. Willis, Jr.
Description: Two misconceptions have been most damaging. First, missions is perceived as a super special assignment for extraordinary people. Nothing could be farther from God’s purpose. The Bible teaches that God’s method is to use the foolish, the weak, and the despised persons of the world to bring glory to him (1 Cor. 1:26-31).
From the outset, I want you to know that this book may not sound like doctrine, but it is. I encourage you to read the Word along with the book to test the truth of my interpretations. If the book causes you to examine the Word to discover for yourself the biblical basis of missions, I will have succeeded.
I do not intend for this book to sound like a theological textbook. I have studied most of the theological textbooks on missions, but I doubt that many people would read this book if it were couched in those terms or documented extensively. I have written dialogue to help some of the key issues come alive. The Scripture passages from which these truths were derived usually are listed following the accounts so that you can study the Bible for yourself and determine their validity. My primary concern is for you to see this world from God’s perspective and understand his plan to establish his kingdom.
-Avery T. Willis, Jr.