My 5 for Friday (January 27, 2017)

National and world events dominate the headlines. But there is something else going on in the world that doesn’t usually get front page attention. Christian missions is happening. It’s been happening for 2,000 years and it is still happening today. Are you in the loop?

In this week’s My 5 for Friday, take a closer look at Christian missions!

  • The Greatest Age of Missions is Still to Come, by Tim Challies. It took 2,000 years for world population to reach 1 billion, and only 200 years to reach 7 billion. “I see this,” writes Tim, “and realize the greatest age of missions lies ahead. The greatest number of Christians remains to be born and to be born again.” Read the full article and enjoy a 6-min. video from the Museum of Natural History.
  • What Is a Missionary? by Robert Zink. Robert reminds us that “A Christian missionary is unmatched by any other because the authority comes from God himself.” Read what else he has to say in this short but encouraging article.
  • 7 Ways You Could Give More to Missionsby Monica Bass. “How, when you live on a fixed income, can you increase your giving for the work of God?” asks Monica. Check out her list of 7 ways.
  • How Hudson Taylor’s Life Inspires Every Believer in the Work of Missions, by Tim Keesee. “Hudson Taylor’s testimony has impacted so many of us; he had a big impact on my life through his writings – his vision, his faith.” Tim reminds us that “he was a pioneer in his day. He was not understood. But he showed us the way.” This thoughtful 2-minute video will remind you about what Hudson Taylor taught us about missions. Take a look!
  • An Up Close and Personal Perspective on Missions from the IPM Partnership Podcast. This one-of-a-kind podcast
    brings you to the cutting-edge of missions, and introduce you to fantastic servants of the Lord working in both humble and exotic lands.” Tune in to this growing treasure trove of first-hand interviews with missionaries and missionary leaders.
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