5 - The Hope of the World

Jesus Has Chosen us to Carry His Gospel Message


Lance Shumake has established that the bottom line for the believer must be the glory of God. For Part Five he addresses the second core value, which he calls the hope of the world. Do you have an accurate picture of God's plan for redemption and His transmission of the gospel message? Listen to Lance explain this crucial point for missions.


Matthew 16:18 (ESV)

18And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rockI will build my church, and the gates of hellshall not prevail against it.

Scripture quotations marked (ESV) are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®, copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.


What is your role as a member of Christ's Church? What gifts and talents will you use to contribute to the church's overall mission?
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What will you do on this short-term mission trip in order to support and encourage our partner church on their local mission?
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Based on what you have learned here, what would you say to the common argument that church is not necessary for a person who is able to listen to hymns and sermons online at home?
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God does not have a plan B. He doesn't need one. He appointed us, His church, to go into all the world and share the name of Jesus, and His mission will succeed. The only part left to you is whether you will have the joy of taking part in God's great plan.