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Ten Takeaways from the Missional Life of Jesus

Ten Takeaways from the Missional Life of Jesus

Jesus standing with outstretched hand over the water.
When I think of the first and best missionary, I think of Jesus. We can take much away from his missional example.

Many Christians think of the apostle Paul as the first missionary. They look at his rhetoric, who he ministered to, how he contextualized, and his evangelistic methods. His letters, inspired by the Spirit, are the written word of God. But, when I think of the first and best missionary, I think of Jesus.    As Samuel Escobar says in his book The New Global Mission, “God wants to be known and does not remain hidden…God has revealed himself in and through historical events, and supremely in Jesus Christ, the One he sent as the clearest revelation of his love and saving…

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