The Mission of God's People: A Biblical Theology of the Church's Mission

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Zondervan, 2010 - Religion - 301 pages
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Chris Wright's pioneering 2006 book, The Mission of God, revealed that the typical Christian understanding of "missions" encompasses only a small part of God's overarching mission for the world. God is relentlessly reclaiming the entire world for himself. In The Mission of God's People, Wright shows how God's big-picture plan directs the purpose of God's people, the church. Wright emphasizes what the Old Testament teaches Christians about being the people of God. He addresses questions of both ecclesiology and missiology with topics like "called to care for creation," "called to bless the nations," "sending and being sent," and "rejecting false gods." As part of the Biblical Theology for Life Series, this book provides pastors, teachers, and lay learners with first-rate biblical study while at the same time addressing the practical concerns of contemporary ministry. The Mission of God's People promises to enliven and refocus the study, teaching, and ministry of those truly committed to joining God's work in the world.

 

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Contents

Preface
17
Introduction
19
Queuing the Questions
21
Who Are We and What Are We Here For?
23
Arriving At Answers
33
People Who Know the Story They Are Part Of
35
People Who Care for Creation
48
People Who Are a Blessing to the Nations
63
InterludePause for Thought
148
People Who Know the One Living God and Saviour
151
People Who Bear Witness to the Living God
163
People Who Proclaim the Gospel of Christ
179
People Who Send and Are Sent
201
People Who Live and Work in the Public Square
222
People Who Praise and Pray 224
244
refleCting on relevAnCe
263

People Who Walk in Gods Way
82
People Who Are Redeemed for Redemptive Living
96
People Who Represent God to the World
114
People Who Attract Others to God
128
The Journey So Far and the Journey Ahead
265
Scripture Index
289
Subject Index
297
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Dr. Christopher J. H. Wright is International Director of the Langham Partnership International. After teaching the Old Testament in India and the UK, he also served as chair of the Lausanne Movement's Theology Working Group and was the chief architect of the Cape Town Commitment at the Third Lausanne Congress, 2010.nbsp;His books include: Knowing Jesus through the Old Testament, Old Testament Ethics for the People of God,nbsp;Deuteronomy ( Understanding the Bible Commentary ), Salvation Belongs to Our God, The Mission of God, The God I Don't Understand, and nbsp;The Mission of God's People. Chris and his wife Liz who have four adult children and a growing number of grandchildren, live in London, Uk, and belong to All Souls Church.

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