While Engage Daily focuses much of its attention on issues of life, justice, religious freedom, and other cultural issues, especially in the context of the USA, I also want to emphasize the cause of world evangelization.
I recently was inspired toward an increased concern for world evangelization after re-reading the following excerpts from John Piper's book God's Passion for His Glory. They are from Chapter Four of this excellent book, entitled "Jonathan Edwards, Enjoying God, and the Transformation of Culture: The Public Life of a Modern Evangelical." Piper writes,
"Edwards knew something that many social activists and culture-watchers in America - evangelicals and others - don't seem to know or care about, namely, that cultures and societies and people who have no Christian presence in them at all cannot even begin to experience Christ-exalting social or cultural transformation. In other words, Edwards was deeply committed to world evangelization and cared as much (or more) about the advance of the kingdom among unreached peoples of the world as he did about the morals of Northampton, Massachusetts.
"So the first message of Jonathan Edwards to modern evangelicals about our public lives is: Don't limit your passion for justice and peace to such a limited concern as the church-saturated landscape of American culture. Lift up your eyes to the real crisis of our day: namely, several thousand cultures still unpenetrated by the gospel, who can't even dream of the blessings we want to restore."
As modern Bible-believing Christians, we need engage our own culture and help reach other cultures. At Engage Daily, that will mean that on Sunday's I will try as often as possible to keep the focus on world missions. I will often highlight organizations that help those not called to foreign countries to still help fulfill the Great Commission.
So today's action is simply to see a five-minute video entitled "Six Ways to Reach God's World," sponsored by OMF International and Perspectives on the World Christian Movement. May it help us all find our place in God's plan to evangelize the world!
For more ideas on how you can be be involved in world missions, go to Engage Daily's category "World Missions Ideas for Non-Missionaries."