Theology of Missions Essay

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Liberty Theological Seminary

Theology of Missions

A Paper Submitted To
Dr. Edward Smither
In Partial Fulfillment of The
Requirements for the Course
GLST 500

Submitted By

David A Barton
April 8, 2012 Table of Contents
Introduction 2
Old Testament 2
New Testament 3
The Nature of God and Missio Dei 3
Mission Theology and Christology 4
Mission Theology and Ecclesiology 5
Motifs: Jesus and the Holy Spirit 6
Mission Theology and the Missionary 7
Mission Theology and the Church Leader 8
Mission Theology and the Lay Person 8
Bibliography 9

Introduction Mission is something that we are all called to do to some degree. Mission is echoed throughout the
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After the people are scattered over the entire planet, God calls Abraham. He tells Abraham that “all the peoples on earth will be blessed through you.” How is this true? How have all the people been blessed through Abraham? It is because of his seed, Jesus, that all peoples are blessed. Abraham’s descendant died on the cross, and it is through Him that we have the call of the Great Commission to “make disciples of all nations” that is indeed a great blessing. In Psalms 24:1 one reads,” The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it.” The world belongs to the Lord because He made it. He created it and all those who inhabit it. In John 3:16 we learn that He also loves the world. His reaction to the world that is His and that He loves was to send His Son to die for it. Salvation is not ours to horde. It belongs to the world. As those who know the truth, it is our mandate to share the good news with the whole world, because that is God’s desire.
New Testament Matthew 28:19-20 is called the Great Commission. It instructs Christians that we are to “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.” It is in many ways an extension of what was taught in Genesis 12:1-3. It could also be seen as the culmination of that promise. The

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