This second session explores how our capitulation to the Western worldview has limited the gospel and narrowed our mission. In order to fully embrace the big gospel of Jesus, we need to understand how we shrunk God’s big story in the first place.
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Dr. Goheen’s first session explores the gospel as the announcement that all of creation and human life is being renewed, and the church’s mission to make known that gospel in life, word, and deed. Understanding the comprehensive scope of the gospel is mission critical as we pray, work, study, and live in this world as God’s kingdom witnesses.
Starting with the Gospel of the Kingdom
1. The good news 2. Five highlights: Power of God unto salvation Restorative nature Comprehensive scope Climax of a story Church essential
Participating in the Biblical Story
1. Human life is shaped by some story 2. Bible tells one story 3. Often Christians do not see Bible as one story 4. Claims to be normative and comprehensive 5. Missionary encounter with cultural story
Comprehensive Scope of the Gospel Narrowed
1. Comprehensive scope of gospel and church’s mission in early church Confession: ‘Jesus is Lord’ Self-designation: ‘Ecclesia’ 2. Gospel privatised at the Enlightenment
Rise of the Term Worldview
1. Historical rise of term 2. Means to recover the comprehensive scope of the gospel 3. Tool to mediate gospel to church’s mission in public