SEATS School of Mission-03 Making the Good News Good SOM-03-01 Good News According to Jonah
SEATS School of Mission-03 Making the Good News Good SOM-03-01 Good News According to JonahThe Functional Church: Function #1-Kerygma (Proclamation of the Good News)This class is founded on the premise that there are four functions for the church. It isinteresting to note that these four functions are universal; that is they are reflected incountless church strategies and systems. Each, however, has a different name. But theconcepts are the same. See below:Review of the Four FunctionsUnderstanding Evangelism & Discipleship: Engel & Gray
SEATS School of Mission-03 Making the Good News Good SOM-03-01 Good News According to JonahThe Good News According to Jonah1The following is based on a sermon delivered by Tim Keller, pastor of RedeemerPresbyterian Church of New York City at the 2006 Desiring God conference. In hismessage, entitled “The Supremacy of Christ in a Post Modern World, ” Kelleroutlines 6 aspects to the good news that will help us understand some of the culturalaspects that surround evangelism.1. The Gospel Theologising • The LORD spoke his word to Jonah, son of Amittai. He said … (Jon 1:1) • "Ang aklat na ito ay naglalaman ng mensahe ni Yahweh sa pamamagitan ni Jonas na anak ni Amitai. Isang araw, sinabi sa kanya ni Yahweh…" 1. all theology must be nothing less than an exposition of the gospel Mark ThompsonWe never “get beyond the gospel” in our Christian life to something more“advanced.” The gospel is not the first “step” in a “stairway” of truths, rather, it ismore like the “hub” in a “wheel” of truth. The gospel is not just the A-B-C’s ofChristianity, but it is the A to Z of Christianity. The gospel is not just the minimumrequired doctrine necessary to enter the kingdom, but the way we make all progress inthe kingdom. We are not justified by the gospel and then sanctified by obedience butthe gospel is the way we grow (Gal. 3:1-3) and are renewed (Col 1:6). It is thesolution to each problem, the key to each closed door, the power through every barrier(Rom 1:16-17). - Tim Keller2. The Gospel Realizing • But I will sacrifice to you with songs of thanksgiving. I will keep my vow. Victory belongs to the LORD!" (Jon 2:9) • "Ngunit aawit ako ng pasasalamat, at sa inyoy maghahandog; tutuparin ko ang aking mga pangako, O Yahweh na aking Tagapagligtas!" • salvation is of the LORD – Central Verse of Bible – there is nothing he cannot ask of me revival-when the wonder of the gospel is realised3.The Gospel Urbanising1 Based on Tim Keller, "The Supremacy of Christ in a Post Modern World," inDesiring God 2006 National Conference (Minneapolis: Desiring God Ministries,2006).
SEATS School of Mission-03 Making the Good News Good SOM-03-01 Good News According to Jonah"Leave at once for the important city, Nineveh. Announce to the people the message I have given you." Jonah immediately went to Nineveh as the LORD told him. Nineveh was a very large city. It took three days to walk through it. Jonah entered the city and walked for about a day. Then he said, "In forty days Nineveh will be destroyed." (Jon 3:2-4)"Pumunta ka sa Lunsod ng Nineve at ipahayag mo ang mga ipinapasabi ko sa iyo." Nagpunta nga si Jonas sa Nineve. Malaki ang lunsod na ito; aabutin ng tatlong araw kung ito ay lalakarin. Siyay pumasok sa lunsod. Pagkaraan ng maghapong paglalakad, malakas niyang ipinahayag, "Gugunawin ang Nineve pagkaraan ng apatnapung araw!" • the great city Nineveh shouldnt I love this city? • Strategic • bohemian vs bourgeois4. The Gospel Communication Jonah entered the city and walked for about a day. Then he said, "In forty days Nineveh will be destroyed." The people of Nineveh believed God. They decided to fast, and everyone, from the most important to the least important, dressed in sackcloth. When the news reached the king of Nineveh, he got up from his throne, took off his robe, put on sackcloth, and sat in ashes. Then he made this announcement and sent it throughout the city: "This is an order from the king and his nobles: No one is to eat or drink anything. This includes all people, animals, cattle, and sheep. Every person and animal must put on sackcloth. Cry loudly to God for help. Turn from your wicked ways and your acts of violence. Who knows? God may reconsider his plans and turn from his burning anger so that we wont die." (Jon 3:4-9)Siyay pumasok sa lunsod. Pagkaraan ng maghapong paglalakad, malakas niyang ipinahayag, "Gugunawin ang Nineve pagkaraan ng apatnapung araw!" Naniwala ang mga tagaroon sa pahayag na ito mula sa Diyos. Kaya, nag- ayuno silang lahat at nagdamit ng panluksa bilang tanda ng lubos na pagsisisi at pagtalikod sa kanilang mga kasalanan.Nang mabalitaan ito ng hari ng Nineve, bumaba siya sa kanyang trono, naghubad ng balabal, nagdamit ng panluksa at naupo sa abo. At ipinasabi niya sa mga taga- Nineve, "Itoy utos ng hari at ng kanyang mga pinuno. Walang dapat kumain ng anuman. Wala ring iinom, maging tao o hayop. Lahat ng tao at hayop ay magdamit ng panluksa. Taimtim na manalangin sa Diyos ang bawat isa. Pagsisihan ng lahat ang nagawa nilang kasalanan at iwan ang masamang pamumuhay. Baka sa paraang itoy mapawi ang galit ng Diyos, magbago siya ng kanyang pasya at hindi na niya ituloy ang balak na pagpatay sa atin." • 3:4, 9 shows a progressiveness to the gospel 1. Intelligibility - worldview evangelism acts 17 - people have to clearly perceive what you are giving them. 2. Credibility / Mapaniwalaan – Apologetics 1. –Defeaters = belief A if true makes belief B impossible so I dont even have to look at it.
SEATS School of Mission-03 Making the Good News Good SOM-03-01 Good News According to Jonah 2. –Need to do presuppositional apologetics 3. –These two steps are showing the world the non-negotiables of the gospel. 3. Plausability / Maaaring Tama 1. - looks at the concepts of the people of the world & tries to connect with them. Contextualisation. Shows that only the gospel answers their needs etc. David Wells re contextualisation. 1. Eg. We are all being exclusive so the question is whose exclusive views most lead us to love our opponents? To peace? Etc? 4. Intimacy - dont go straight here5. The Gospel Formation • Then the LORD spoke his word to Jonah a second time.… (Jon 3:1) • Muling sinabi ni Yahweh kay Jonas, • Sinclair Ferguson when Jonah comes back it says God brings life out of death. It is from Christs weakness that Gods power comes. It is from our weakness that the gospel is formed in us & we have credibility. • Jacob-people who have encountered God limp. • Must be humbled before you can rely on God. • Life out of death, strength out of weakness.6. The Gospel Incarnation • Jonah is a set up for jer 29 the world rebuking the church • The pagans waken Jonah. – Jonah runs from Nineveh (dirty pagans) – gets on a boat with dirty pagans, – is rebuked by dirty pagans, – can only save the dirty pagans if he sacrifices himself - ill die so you might live. • Does the world know we love them? • Jesus also slept in a storm.