The following post are my notes of Dr. John Ewart’s lecture on missions.
The bible presents a grand narrative of mission from Genesis to Revelation. That big story is the whole point of Scripture. Knowing this helps us understand the various parts of the BIble.
Missions In the Old Testament
Do we even see missions in the Old Testament?
Christopher Wright in his book The Mission of God says, “The Old Testament is shaped by the very nature of the mission of the New Testament church, which, indeed felt compelled to justify its mission practice from the Scriptures we now call the Old Testament.”
The early followers of Christ understood that the Old Testament had foreshadowed Christ and the preaching of forgiveness. See Luke 24:46-47