We have arrived at one of Scripture’s most well-known passages, the Shema: “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.”
Church membership is not only good for missionaries, it’s also good for mission. Missionaries are often portrayed as spiritual giants, but they need church care at least as much as any Christian.
In Deuteronomy 4, the Lord through Moses gives us «expositional history.» He explains to them why God’s character and faithfulness to them in the past should motivate their present obedience.
In this episode of Pastors Talk, Jonathan Leeman chats with Caleb Greggsen about the underestimated value of pastoring international churches.
«Western organizations land in places like Nairobi with the apparent aim of growing their brand. Churches like ours almost become a hindrance because we are already doing a lot of those things.»
Low ecclesiology can cause confusion about missionaries’ involvement in local churches where they serve. Should we attend? Should we be members? For many missionaries, the practical answers are “no” and “no.”