- Unreached Unreligious people groups are atheistic and inhabit China, Mongolia, North Korea, and portions of Southeast Asia.
- “Is China a mission field or missionary force? The answer is both” —Todd Ahrend.
Read John 3:16
- Rewrite this verse without using the words from your translation. This verse is an appeal to the emotional, intellectual, and volitional aspects of mankind. Fashion your version in such a manner that an unreached might want to know more.
World Views — Unreligious (3:13)
- What stood out to you?
Hope For Billions (4:00)
- “Imagine being changed by people you’ve never met, people across the world.”
Typically, we think workers (missionaries) change the people they serve. Here it is the opposite. What are some ways workers are changed by bringing the gospel to the unreached peoples of East Asia.
- “Life is not just about ourselves. We’re a part of God’s greater purpose in this world.”
What does this mean?
- What else stood out to you from the video?
Watch One in a Billion - Engineer (3:35)
- What were the phases of this man's spiritual journey?
- What else stood out to you from this video?
Watch Limitless (1:16)
- What stood out to you from this video?
Excerpts from Hudson Taylor: Deep in the Heart of China, by Janet Benge.
- "Hudson had begun reading the story in the booklet [gospel tract], and it had interested him so much that he’d forgotten all about his promise to read only the first half of the book. Before he knew it, he had read the Gospel part as well. As he read, a phrase seemed to jump out at him. ‘The finished work of Christ,’ the booklet said, and Hudson couldn’t seem to get that phrase out of his mind. He thought about it at great length. If it was a finished work, then there was nothing he could do but accept that finished work. And so, there in his hideaway in the old warehouse, Hudson Taylor invited Jesus Christ to come into his life.” (locations 245–48)
This describes the importance of being secure in your relationship with Christ before helping bring the gospel to the unreached. What is the significance of working FROM the acceptance of Christ instead of FOR the acceptance of Christ? In other words, what is the difference in serving because you are already secure in your relationship with Christ versus serving to obtain security in Christ? What’s the danger of getting this wrong?
- "Hudson explained that often money is the easiest thing to give. 'I think a collection tends to leave the impression that the all-important thing is money, whereas no amount of money can convert a single soul. What is needed is men and women filled with the Holy Spirit to give themselves to the work. There will never be a shortage of funds for the support of such people.'" (locations 1862–65)
Do you agree or disagree? Explain.
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