Introduction to Cross Cultural Communications and Church Planting. Why is it so difficult to communicate to people who are different from me?.
Why is it so difficult to communicate to people who are different from me?
poreuo, contiguous aor.part., “having gone”. Describes the only verb, “make disciples” with the objective: “to all nations”. Thus, “go…to all nations” is implied
matheteuo, aor.imp., “followers, learners”. Acts 14:21, “preach the gospel and making disciples” are linked. The task is to make followers of Christ. Time of verb means it is a singular task of the Church.
Baptizing, in Acts 2:38 Peter understood a close association between believing and being baptized for a public profession
didaskontes, pres.act.part., “instruct”. Associated closely with preaching Acts 4:2.
panta ta e;qnh, “all the ethnic groups”. Est. 11,000 people groups on earth. 6,000 have heard or can hear, leaving 5,000 to go.The Task Never Changes
and make disciples of all nations,
baptizing them in the name
of the Father
and of the Son
and of the Holy Spirit,
21 everything I have commanded you.
And surely I am with you always,
to the very end of the age."
E-0 People within the church contacts
E-1 People within the same culture and social level, but never been in the church
E-2 People within a culture, with same language, but different cultural background from that of the church
E-3 People within a different culture, a different language and greater distance from mother church.
God has uniquely equipped everyone to play a key part in world evangelism and church planting
Deducting from what is known about our workmanship, a direction of purpose becomes clearTheological Assumptions
4. Ministry of the Spirit
5. Kingdom of God—expansion of the church throughout the world
6. Priesthood of all believers