Talking About Jesus And Being Understood
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  • Talking about Jesus and being Understood
    • When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting
    • They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.
    • Now there were staying in Jerusalem God-fearing Jews from every nation under heaven. When they heard this sound, a crowd came together in bewilderment, because each one heard them speaking in his own language.
    • Utterly amazed, they asked: "Are not all these men who are speaking Galileans? Then how is it that each of us hears them in his own native language? Parthians, Medes and Elamites; residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia,
    • Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya near Cyrene; visitors from Rome (both Jews and converts to Judaism); Cretans and Arabs-we hear them declaring the wonders of God in our own tongues!"
    • Amazed and perplexed, they asked one another, “What does this mean?”
    •   Some, however, made fun of them and said, “They have had too much wine”
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  • 1800 AD 1900 AD 2008 AD 68 522 2454 How many languages have God’s Word?
  • Adequate Bible 438 Adequate New Testament 1168 How many languages have God’s Word? Some Scripture 848
  • No work begun 2,393 In Progress 1,998 Leaving thousands without God’s word! Adequate Bible 438 Adequate New Testament 1168 Some Scripture 848
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  • 80% of remaining need
    • By 2025, together with partners worldwide, we aim to see a Bible translation project started in every language that needs one.
  • Pace before Vision 2025 Current pace
    • You need God’s Spirit
    • You can’t make people listen
    • You can (and should) speak English
    • You should count your blessings
    • What are you going to do?