Have you heard the latest album from modern hymn-writers, Keith and Kristyn Getty, “Facing a Task Unfinished”? A friend said, tongue-in-cheek, that hymns about missions are a paradox. My family has it on repeat right now. It’s timely for us. Go listen for yourself.
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In Isaiah 52 a messenger comes to tell the good news that God still reigns and that he is coming to bring his reign to earth. This video explores how Jesus saw himself as that messenger and as the King.
Check out The Bible Project for short, animated videos on Bible books and key biblical themes, all to help us see the Bible as a unified story that leads to Jesus.
God wrote a book! Be moved afresh by this miracle through the video and Bible reading resources at desiringgod.org/run.
The Creator King, a gospel tract as “single Scriptural story” instead of “selective systematic statements.”
One story in six stages:
- One Family Under Heaven
- Losing Face and Seeking Face
- King of All Nations
- Setting the World Right
- Honored through Shame
- Avenging Shame and Restoring God’s Kingdom
Joy and sorrow are the two great inspirations for song in our world…. We long for the church to grow in both her freedom to cry and her freedom to hope.
—Kevin Twit, Indelible Grace
Gospel presentations have a disproportionate influence on the way people afterwards read the Bible. Therefore, it substantially shapes their biblical and theological framework. …
New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (NOBTS) hosted a colloquium on Bible translation as missions in October 2014.
Baptist Press reported.
NOBTS posted videos of the presentations on it’s YouTube channel and some of the talks were later published in Journal for Baptist Theology & Ministry (Spring 2015).
When you aspire to make disciples of all nations, you must prepare to work among people who cannot read and leave them with what they need to carry on the work. The story4all podcast provided a testimony and summary of one worker’s approach in Southeast Asia that considers orality, written translation and church planting. If you’re preparing your strategy now, think about how to bring these together.
Omega Training Partnership (OTP) produced a set of basic Bible stories in Nepali. There are 28 Old and New Testament stories and one “Creation to Church” overview story. The language and style of the stories is ideal for a Hindu context in Western Nepal. It’s simple enough for Nepali speakers elsewhere and language learners like me.
The audio files are available for download at the Orality Strategies website. Each story has a black and white watercolor painting in a Nepali village setting and an outline with questions on the opposite side. The Creation to Church story has a more detailed “handy guide.” There is also a Nepali transcript with English back-translation.
The stories of the Nepali Bible Story Set:
- God Creates the Unseen World
- God Creates the World and Man
- Sin and Death Enter the World
- Man Starts to Kill Man (Cain and Abel)
- God Judges Evil by Flood
- God Divides Many Languages
- Abraham’s Call and Promise
- God Tests Abraham’s Faith
- God’s People in Egypt
- Moses’ Birth and Calling
- Plagues in Egypt and Deliverance
- Ten Commandments and Idol Worship
- David and the Eternal Kingdom
- Elijah Proves the True God
- Promise of the Coming Savior
- The Birth of Jesus
- Jesus Is Baptized and Tested
- Jesus Chooses Twelve Disciples
- Jesus Calms the Storm
- Jesus Overcomes Demonic Power
- Jesus Heals and Forgives Sin
- Jesus Raises the Dead to Life
- The Story of the Lost Son
- Rich Man and Poor Man
- The Last Supper
- Jesus’ Arrest and Crucifixion
- Jesus’ Resurrection and Ascension
- Holy Spirit Comes on the Church
- Creation to Church (“Fast Track”)