Acts 1:8 (NIV)
… and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.
God created the world, and He created man to be in fellowship with Himself.
God sent a flood in order to cleanse the world of the evil it had become.
God created a covenant with Abraham, choosing a nation through which to reach the world.
God rescued His people from Egypt.
God sent His law to his people on Mount Sinai.
God dwelt with His people in the system and structure of the tabernacle and temple.
God sent prophets to call His nation back to himself
God sent His Son to earth to seek and save the lost. This time not only the nation, but all nations. By living, dying and rising again He conquered death.
God sent His Spirit to equip and help the saints carry forth the mission God has established.
From Jerusalem, to Judea, to the ends of the earth. And when every road has been traveled and every country passed though we reach into the corners that are left untouched. The unlikely places, the unlikely corners, and we take the gospel there.
The Whole Gospel,
From ‘And God said it is good’ to ‘there’ll be no more tears’ and everywhere in between. The good news of how God intervenes with His people, and how a God who doesn’t change is still pursuing us and working today.