Gods Love Compels Us

Gods Love Compels Us Therefore, We Are Ambassadors For Christ, God Making His Appeal Through Us We Implore You On Behalf Of Christ, Be Reconciled To God Corinthians In This Collection Of Biblical Expositions, Seven Prominent Bible Teachers Lay The Biblical Foundation For Missions Based On The Apostle Paul S Words In Corinthians, Addressing A Number Of Oft Debated Topics Along The Way Chapters Include D A Carson The Biblical Basis Of Missions Corinthians David Platt Why The Great Commission Is Great Corinthians John Piper The Heart Of God In The Call To Proclaim Corinthians J Mack Stiles Being Ambassadors For Christ Corinthians Andrew Davis Are People Without Christ Really Lost Michael Oh The Individual S Suffering And The Salvation Of The World Stephen Um Jesus And Justice God S Love Compels Us Focuses On God S Love As The Motivation For Missions, Encouraging Individual Christians To Embrace The Privilege Of Taking The Gospel To The World

D.A Carson is research professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois He has been at Trinity since 1978 Carson came to Trinity from the faculty of Northwest Baptist Theological Seminary in Vancouver, British Columbia, where he also served for two years as academic dean He has served as assistant pastor and pastor and has done itinerant ministry in Cana

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    God s Love Compels Us is a collection of sermons based on the text of 2 Corinthians 4 5 4 sermons , Psalm 22 1 sermon , and two other topical sermons written by well educated men who are preachers or scholars or missionaries The first three sermons are by D.A Carson who also edited the book , David Platt, and John Piper The rest of the sermons were written by gentlemen I ve never heard of before, but hearing their stories and ideas was refreshing and was welcome I especially enjoyed the contributions written by Michael Oh and Mack Stiles The first four sermons each sermon makes up a chapter for a total of 7 chapters are wholly exegetical sermons and follow the text being expounded closely Two of the last three sermons are topical Michael Oh s contribution is an exposition of Psalm 22 I would expect nothing else from a Don Carson book The book is dense and packed with deep theological thoughts and ideas which flow from a deeply held Reformed theology There is not a lot of nuance to the sermons They are fairly straightforward propositional and exegetical sermons.The work focuses primarily on the issue of missions work and why we do it and perhaps to a lesser extent how we do it There s a lot of emphasis on where we do missions work also.I have but a couple of thoughts.There are a lot of stories about missionaries from days gone by who did the hard work of taking the Gospel to strange and exotic locations like CT Studd who went to China or Hudson Taylor who did the same And even though I ve heard these stories hundreds of times in books and sermons it is still good to hear them afresh, maybe from a different angle There are a lot of statistics about how many people live in the world and how many are unsaved If Jesus did rise from the dead, then it is the height of arrogance to sit quietly by while 597 million Hindus, Muslims, Buddhists, and Sikhs in North India go to hell , 26 , sermon by David Platt I m not sure who among us is sitting around arrogantly while this happens, but I suppose a little rhetorical hyperbole is the way preachers work You will also find in this book a lot of the standard Reformed doctrines of salvation This is not a bad thing in and of itself even if I don t happen to buy all of the propositions , but it seems to me there is so much worth exploring that perhaps the preachers should have given some thought to varying the messages In other words, there is a tremendous amount of repetition in the book And as good as salvation is, I am inclined to think that the apostle Paul, who wrote the letter a number of these sermons are based upon, had a little in mind when he was writing than mere formulations of theological salvation propositions.For example, what about the kingdom of God I was able to find all of four references to the Kingdom of God in the entire book This was disappointing if it is true that we represent the foreign power of the kingdom of God Stiles, chapter 4 I wish this idea had been explored a little within the context of God s love compelling us to missionary work.We also hear a lot about the exotic locations around the world where there is a serious deficiency of Gospel proclamation and belief Yes It is true there are a lot of Muslims and Buddhists and Hindus without the Gospel in the Middle East, India, and Asia What we don t hear a lot about in this book is the deficits here in America If we are looking for depth of faith as opposed to width of belief then maybe those who are Christians in the Middle East or India or Asia or Africa ought to be sending missionaries to the United States instead of the other way around It s just a thought, but it seems to me that, to a certain extent, this book is too well educated to stir up the common American Christian to do much Indeed, it is based on a pre conference conference on world mission designed especially, though not exclusively, for students in April 2013 from the preface.Is this a book that will stir up the church in general Is the audience preachers who will read it Students who will study it for a cross cultural evangelism class in undergraduate school This is a book that needs to be in the hands of the church in general so I wonder if the authors are, to a sad extent, preaching to the choir Carson writes in the preface that world mission is no longer from the West to the rest, but like from everywhere to everywhere. And this is my point Still, the book doesn t lay much emphasis on this everywhereness to include the USA I well understand the book s intention, but this seems to me a deficiency If it is true that, as Carson writes, there are thousands of unreached people groups and larger populations where knowledge of Scripture is desperately thin and places where nominalism or syncretism reigns supreme and the gospel is poorly understood and widely disbelieved then it seems to me someone ought to have addressed this concern directly here in the USA where all of this is true too This is my opinion I didn t edit or write the book I just think that what he is describing is, in fact, America Look around The famine is here in America too.Another important aspect of the book is something that Stiles said in chapter four, something I have not heard any other preacher say in the days since our world in America changed We were convinced that the response of the church to the events of 9 11 must not be military, but missionary So we moved when the home sold p 53 This is absolutely overwhelming And what Stiles did was move to the Middle East I don t think I have read a single line like this in all the books I have read since 9 11 01, by any author, from any denomination I don t think I ve heard a single preacher say this Why This quote alone should be preached and is worth the price of the book.I wish this had been said by preachers I m convinced that it is the only way anything is going to happen even now so many years removed from that event I think what s happening, though, is that the church is ceding and of this prerogative to our government It s not just in matters of international diplomacy either It s all around us as churches lose ground in our cities and states and small towns and governments, big and little, local, state, and federal gain ground It s sad, really, that this Kingdom to which we belong and which we are gives so much ground The gates of hell shall not prevail, said Jesus Hmm.A book on missions is, thus, important and necessary for here in America too.Finally, a disappointment There is not a single contribution by a woman in the book Yes, it is edited by Kathleen Nielson and she gets some props in the preface written by Carson But she doesn t even get a line on a dedication page I m terribly disappointed that we get to hear from zero of the outstanding female voices in the evangelical church voices that would certainly add depth and perspective to the idea of world missions I wish the editors and publisher would have given this thought and tried to include at least one female voice.When it s all said and done, I think this is a helpful book I m not enad with the all of the writing mostly because I ve read enough of Carson s work that he is predictable at this point and I m not really a fan of Piper Hearing from some fresh voices was a good thing for this book Oh, Stiles, and Um were especially welcome voices and I hope to hear some from these preachers in the future.The book has a helpful page at the end where we learn of the biographical information about the authors their education, family life, and educational background There is a very helpful index and another Scripture index that I found especially useful On my ePub version everything is hyperlinked which I love I was also able to highlight and add notes which again I love Notes are at the end of each chapter which is better than at the end of the book.I will leave this review with a quote from the book that I found to be especially fruitful and which, in my opinion, needs to be offered and by preachers in America To this end, it is my hope that preachers who read this book will be challenged to preach the Gospel in season and out of season, to their congregations in order that this Kingdom to which we belong, that this God who loves us so, will be plainly evident to the world and so that once again the church will start pushing back the gates of hell Consider Luke 14 13 14Note that, in context, Jesus is primarily concerned not with giving guidelines for how to throw a party, but with challenging the give to get economy under which the Pharisees are operating They throw parties and invite honorable guests in order to be invited to parties thrown by honorable guests Jesus is suggesting that they radically flip this on its head He is making the point that, if you know the unrepayable, nonmercenary nature of God s grace, it is borne out in your actions you engage in one way giving, being radically generous with your time, money, and relational capital In other words, those who have received a gift that they can never repay are those who have the resources to give away gifts that can never be repaid 101 Yep He who has ears to hear, let him hear.5 5 StarsImportant Book Author Things Where to purchase God s Love Compels Us Kindle, 9.59 CBD 11.49 Crossway 14.99 Author D.A Carson Kathleen Nielson Publisher Crossway Pages 126 Year 2015 Audience Pastors, preachers, Christians, missionaries, students Reading Level High School Disclaimer I was provided a free reader s copy courtesy of Crossway via the Beyond the Book Blogger program My page numbers are based on the ePub version I downloaded for my NOOK reader Page numbers may or may not correspond to print versions or Kindle locations.

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    God s Love Compels Us is a collection of seven messages on world missions Contributors include D.A Carson, David Platt, John Piper, J Mack Stiles, Andrew Davis, Michael Oh, and Stephen Um These presentations were given at a pre Cross conference in April 2013 Earlier in the year, I reviewed Cross Unrivaled Christ, Unstoppable Gospel, Unreached Peoples, Unending Joy, another essay collection about world missions That book was based on the Cross conference in December 2013 Both books focus on reaching unreached and unengaged people groups If you re interested in the subject, I d definitely recommend reading both books Contents The Biblical Basis for Missions Treasure in Jars of Clay 2 Corinthians 4 1 12 by D.A Carson Why the Great Commission is Great Reaching More and More People 2 Corinthians 4 13 18 by David Platt The Heart of God in the Call to Proclaim A Joyfully Serious courage in the Cause of World Missions 2 Corinthians 5 1 10 by John Piper Being Ambassadors for Christ The Ministry of Reconciliation 2 Corinthians 5 11 21 by J Mack Stiles Are People Without Christ Really Lost by Andrew Davis The Individual s Suffering and the Salvation of the World by Michael Oh Psalm 22 Jesus and Justice by Stephen UmThe first four messages are expositions of passages from 2 Corinthians The last three messages are thematic they are equally saturated in the Word, but, discuss various scripture verses.I enjoyed reading all the essays in this collection I loved the passion and urgency of the messages, the desire to see people from all around the world come to faith in Christ Do I have a favorite contribution It would be hard to pick just one It really would But my favorites include Andrew Davis Are People Without Christ Really Lost, David Platt s Why The Great Commission is Great, and John Piper s The Heart of God in the Call to Proclaim.

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