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April, 2020

—by Adam Boyd

When translating the New Testament, the key question we are always asking ourselves is, HOW do we translate the Greek text into the target language. But there is a secondary question that we must also take into consideration at times, namely, WHICH Greek text do we...

March, 2020

Suppose you are sent to a people who have never heard the Gospel. What would be your plan from the day you arrive? What sort of projects would you undertake?
Follow this story of two men, both assigned to unreached areas.

Mr....

March, 2020

Discovering the Indigenous Church Planting Principle

Steve Sanford tells how the Joti (HOE-tee) believers, after being taught the Scriptures about communion, came to him saying, “We’re planning to do that eating-and-remembering thing.”

“May I join...

February, 2020

Discovering the All-Nations Vision

The Bible shows that God desires to dwell among His people and display His glory through them. After Adam’s fall, all the way to Revelation 22, we see our Creator’s passion to dwell once again with humanity, that He might be our God and that we...

February, 2020

THE BIBLE SAYS HE WILL INHERIT ALL NATIONS.

I was reading in Psalm 82 this morning and a few verses stood out to me.

“Defend the poor and fatherless; do justice to the afflicted and needy.

Deliver the poor and needy; rid them out of...

January, 2020

Our missionaries working overseas in the harvest are not alone. They have families that work alongside them. Husbands, wives, and children are engaged in the work of learning a new culture and language, translating the scriptures, helping locals build businesses that better support their...

January, 2020

As we hiked in the jungle to the distant community these words kept coming to my mind:

Trying to walk in the steps of the Savior,
Trying to follow our Savior and Guide.
Shaping our lives by His blessed example,
Happy, how happy, our place by...

January, 2020

Did you know that in many places Christianity is unwelcome? Some governments are wary of foreigners, and some religious sects strongly oppose the influence of Bible translation and church planting.

November, 2019

In Bible translation, one of the challenges that must be faced is how to handle idioms in the Biblical text.

September, 2019

At the link below you can watch a 1.5-hour video where Paul Shirk explains how we received the Canon of Scripture. We can know what God intended us to receive as Scripture. Here is an excellently guided tour of the testimony from "the apostles and prophets" on this very subject. You will bow in...

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  • “Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” Romans 10:17
  • “Repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. And you are witness of these things.” Luke 24:47, 48
  • “Go therefore, and make disciples of all nations.” Matthew 28:19
  • “In you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” Genesis 12:3
  • “That the Gentiles should be fellow heirs, and of the same body, and partakers of His promise in Christ through the Gospel.” Ephesians 3:6
  • “That they all may be one; as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You, that they also may be one in Us; that the world may believe that You sent Me.” John 17:21
  • “Is it not written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations’?” Mark 11:17
  • “Ask of me, and I will give You the nations for Your inheritance.” Psalm 2:8
  • “Behold, a great multitude which no one could number, of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes.” Revelation 7:9
  • “Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may run swiftly and be glorified.” 2 Thessalonians 3:1
  • “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.” 2 Timothy 3:16
  • “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” Psalm 119:105
  • “As cold water to a weary soul, so is good news from a far country.” Proverbs 25:25
  • “More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.” Psalm 19:10
  • “All the ends of the world shall remember and turn to the LORD, and all the families of the nations shall worship before You.” Psalm 22:27
  • “Truly, as I live, all the earth shall be filled with the glory of the LORD.” Numbers 14:21
  • “Declare His glory among the nations, His wonders among all peoples. For the LORD is great and greatly to be praised; He is to be feared above all gods.” Psalm 96:3, 4
  • “For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.” Habakkuk 2:14
  • “That all the peoples of the earth may know that the Lord is God; there is no other.” 1 Kings 8:60
  • “For from the rising of the sun, even to its going down, My name shall be great among the Gentiles; in every place incense shall be offered to My name, and a pure offering; for My name shall be great among the nations.” Malachi 1:11
  • “All nations whom You have made shall come and worship before You, O Lord, and shall glorify Your name.” Psalm 86:9
  • “For as the earth brings forth its bud, as the garden causes the things that are sown in it to spring forth, so the Lord GOD will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations.” Isaiah 61:11
  • "Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!" Psalm 46:10
  • "This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth." 1 Timothy 2:3, 4
  • "You are worthy. . .; for You were slain, and have redeemed us to God by Your blood out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation, and have made us kings and priests to our God." Revelation 5:9, 10
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