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Bible Quiz Psalm 46:10 • “Be still….. • And know that I am God; • I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”
Bible Quiz Psalm 67: 1-2 • “May God be gracious to us and bless us and make His face… • shine upon us, • That your ways may be known on earth, your salvation among all nations.”
GENESIS 12: 1-3 “Leave your country, your people and your father’s household and go to the land I will show you. I will make you into a great nation and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all the peoples on earth will be blessed through you.”
Shorter Catechism Question: What is the chief end of man? Answer: Man’s chief end is to glorify God and to enjoy Him forever.
Glory Glory is intrinsic worth, substance, brilliance and beauty
Psalm 67: 3-7 May the peoples praise you, O God; May all the peoples praise you. May the nations be glad and sing for joy, for you rule the peoples justly and guide the nations of the earth. May the peoples praise you, O God; may all the peoples praise you…. God will bless us, and all the ends of the earth will fear Him.
The Exodus Exodus 9: 13-14, 16 “Let my people go, so that they may worship me, or this time I will send the full force of my plagues against you…, so you may know that there is no one like me in all the earth.” “But I have raised you up for this very purpose, that I might show my power and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth.”
The Temple I Kings 8: 41-43 “As for the foreigner who does not belong to your people Israel but has come from a distant land because of your name- for men will hear of your great name and your mighty hand and your outstretched arm- when he comes and prays toward this temple, then hear from heaven, your dwelling place, and do whatever the foreigner asks of you, so that all the peoples of the earth may know your name and fear you…”
Isaiah 42: 6-7 “I, the Lord have called you in righteousness; I will take hold of your hand. I will keep you and will make you to be a covenant for the people and a light for the Gentiles.”
Isaiah 49: 5-6 The Lord says, “It is too small a thing for you to be my servant to restore the tribes of Jacob and bring back those of Israel I have kept. I will also make you a light for the Gentiles, that you may bring my salvation to the ends of the earth.”
Isaiah 56: 7 “… for my house will be called a house of prayer for all nations.”
Mark 11: 17 “Is it not written: ‘My house will be called a house of prayer for all nations?’ But you have made it a den of robbers.”
Worship Worship is that which glorifies God by recognizing His glory and honoring Him.
The Great Commission The crescendo of the life, death, burial, and resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Daniel 7: 13-14 “In my vision at night I looked, and there before me was one like a son of man, coming with the clouds of heaven. He approached the Ancient of Days and was led into His presence. He was given authority, glory and sovereign power; all peoples, nations and men of every language worshiped Him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion that will not pass away, and His kingdom is one that will never be destroyed.”
The Great Commission Matthew 28: 18-20 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
Revelation 7: 9-10 “After this I looked and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and in front of the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands. And they cried out in a loud voice: ‘Salvation belongs to our God, who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb.’”
OUR GOD IS A MISSIONARY GOD HIS PEOPLE ARE TO BE A MISSIONARY PEOPLE
HIS PEOPLE ARE TO BE A MISSIONARY PEOPLE • Abraham was blessed to be a blessing to all the peoples on earth • Israel was to be a light to bring God’s salvation to the ends of the earth • In the power and authority of Jesus Christ, we are to do the same. We are to go and make disciples of all nations…. • Matthew 24:14 “And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.”
How then should we live? • We are blessed in order to be a blessing – to others and to God’s Kingdom. • God’s glory is the primary purpose of both our lives and of missions • Psalm 96:3 “Declare His glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among the peoples.” • God wants each individual and every church to be involved in missions • Prayer • Giving • Going