John Calvin and Hudson Taylor

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Most people learn The Gospel According to You before they
ever pick up a bible and read the Gospels According to Matthew, Mark,
Luke, or John. This message takes a look at the Gospel According to
John Calvin and Hudson Taylor, and what we can learn from the way the
lived their lives.

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John Calvin and Hudson Taylor

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  3. 3. the gospel according to . . . “I don’t reject your Christ. I love your Christ. It’s just that so many of you Christians are so unlike your Christ.” - Ghandi
  4. 4. the gospel according to . . . For we are the aroma of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing. - 2 Corinthians 2:15
  5. 5. the gospel according to . . . JOHN CALVIN
  6. 6. the gospel according to . . . So it will come about that, whoever we come across, we shall study to make him a sharer of peace...even severe rebuke will be administered like medicine, lest they should perish or cause others to perish. - JOHN CALVIN
  7. 7. the gospel according to . . . HUDSON TAYLOR
  8. 8. the gospel according to . . . When I am a man, I mean to be a missionary and go to China. - HUDSON TAYLOR
  9. 9. the gospel according to . . . If the Chinese costume seems so barbarous to you, the English dress must be no less so to them . . . let us in everything unsinful become like the Chinese, that by all means we may save some. - HUDSON TAYLOR
  10. 10. the gospel according to . . . JOHN CALVIN HUDSON TAYLOR
  11. 11. the gospel according to . . . For we know that when this earthly tent we live in is taken down (that is, when we die and leave this earthly body), we will have a house in heaven, an eternal body made for us by God himself and not by human hands. - 2 CORINTHIANS 5:1
  12. 12. the gospel according to . . . We grow weary in our present bodies, and we long to put on our heavenly bodies like new clothing. For we will put on heavenly bodies; we will not be spirits without bodies. - 2 CORINTHIANS 5:2-3
  13. 13. the gospel according to . . . While we live in these earthly bodies, we groan and sigh, but it’s not that we want to die and get rid of these bodies that clothe us. Rather, we want to put on our new bodies so that these dying bodies will be swallowed up by life. God himself has prepared us for this, and as a guarantee he has given us his Holy Spirit. - 2 CORINTHIANS 5:4-5
  14. 14. the gospel according to . . . So we are always confident, even though we know that as long as we live in these bodies we are not at home with the Lord. For we live by believing and not by seeing. Yes, we are fully confident, and we would rather be away from these earthly bodies, for then we will be at home with the Lord. So whether we are here in this body or away from this body, our goal is to please him. For we must all stand before Christ to be judged. We will each receive whatever we deserve for the good or evil we have done in this earthly body. - 2 CORINTHIANS 5:6-10
  15. 15. the gospel according to . . . Because we understand our fearful responsibility to the Lord, we work hard to persuade others. God knows we are sincere, and I hope you know this, too. - 2 CORINTHIANS 5:11
  16. 16. the gospel according to . . . If it seems we are crazy, it is to bring glory to God. And if we are in our right minds, it is for your benefit. - 2 CORINTHIANS 5:13
  17. 17. the gospel according to . . . The common conception of Calvin is erroneous. . .Granted that he was constitutionally intolerant; that he did draft and sternly carry out regulations which were vexatious and needlessly severe; that he knew no other standpoint in government, morals, or theology than his own — he had qualities which entitle him to respect and admiration. He was refined, conscientious, pure, faithful, honest, humble, pious. He attracted men by the strength of his character, the loftiness of his aims, and the directness of his efforts. He had the common human affections. - Philip Schaff
  18. 18. the gospel according to . . . He loved his wife, and mourned her death. He grieved over his childlessness. He took delight in his friends; and they were the noblest in the Protestant Church. Somewhat of the forbidding aspect of his life may perhaps be accounted for by the unnatural life he was forced to lead . . . Experience shows there is no harder master than a timid man compelled to lead. - Philip Schaff
  19. 19. the gospel according to . . . So we have stopped evaluating others from a human point of view. At one time we thought of Christ merely from a human point of view. How dif ferently we know him now! This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun! - 2 CORINTHIANS 5:16-17
  20. 20. the gospel according to . . . And all of this is a gift from God, who brought us back to himself through Christ. And God has given us this task of reconciling people to him. For God was in Christ, recon- ciling the world to himself, no longer counting people’s sins against them. And he gave us this wonderful message of reconciliation. So we are Christ’s ambassadors; God is making his appeal through us. We speak for Christ when we plead, “Come back to God!” For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin, so that we could be made right with God through Christ. - 2 CORINTHIANS 5:18-21
  21. 21. the gospel according to . . . For we are the aroma of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing. - 2 Corinthians 2:15
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