Analysis Of God's Heart For U. P. G.
Missions originated in the heart of God. God sent His son into the world and the son sent the Holy Spirit and the Holy Spirit sent the Church to preach and proclaim the gospel messages to all nations. It is not something we decide to do for God, but God reveals his purpose to us so that we may have a creative part in his mission. God sums up our awesome responsibility and the faith he puts in us in three basic purposes of his mission and ours.
To bring glory to God: In the letter to the Ephesians, Paul stated three times that God’s eternal plan is for his people to praise his glory (Eph. 1:6, 12, 14). Throughout the chapter, God stands as both the originator and the goal of the redemptive process. Glorifying God is the ultimate …show more content…
God’s Heart for U.P.G
For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life (Jn.3:16). Nothing else but the free love of the Father is the beginning of our salvation, and Christ is he in whom our righteousness and salvation dwells and faith is the instrument or means by which we apprehend it and everlasting life is that which is set before us to apprehend. It is not the same to believe in a thing, and to believe about a thing, for we may not believe in anything except in God alone.
God, in the Old Testament was first and foremost concerned in reinstating mankind from the fall back to that of having a devoted relationship with Him. God planned not only to draw together Israel, but all nations of the earth as well. The nation of Israel was specifically selected to be the nation through whom the Savior of the world, Jesus Christ, was to be born into the world. At first Israel struggle with the understanding of the true God and was engaged in idolatry. Israel grew to know him better through a variety of revelations. As Israel loyally served God, other nations heard about God and had the chance to put their faith in Him. God, as creator of the universe, had all authority and was continually at work in calling all to return to a right status in relationship with Him. Thus, world evangelization originated with the heart of God, and was not with a plan from a church or mission