It has been said that God is a missionary God. He has a mission (missio dei) in the world. He sent his Son into the world, the Father and the Son sent the Spirit into the world, and the same Trinitarian God sends his people into the world to announce the coming of the kingdom. Following are a few references in short (more to be added later). “Abram, go to the land that I will show you..” (Gen 12:1). Moses…sent out twelve men… (Num 13:3,17). Jesus sent out the twelve apostles… (Mat 10:5). The Lord chose seventy-two other disciples and sent them… (Luk 10:1). “As the Father has sent me, so I am sending you.” (Joh 20:21). Jesus…told his disciples… “Go and make disciples…” (Mat 28:19).
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