• The Church and Missions Article by Allan Harman

    FROM TABLETALK | September 2016

    Two important ideas lie behind the New Testament’s teaching on missions. The first can be seen in the songs recorded in Luke 1. Mary and Zechariah sing about the coming birth of Jesus, but they do so with reference to God’s promises in the covenant with Abraham (Luke 1:54–55, 72–73). In addition to promising Abraham a large family and a land in which to live, God said He was going to bless the nations through him (Gen. 12:3). Salvation was God’s intention—salvation not just of those in Israel who truly believed, but of the Gentile nations as well. Gradually, it … View Resource