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Of whom the world was not worthy

I am enjoying reading Paul Hattaway’s book From Headhunters to Church Planters, an account of the spiritual awakening in Nagaland that took place in the 20th century. As my wife’s family come from Northeast India it is an insightful read.

Early on Hattaway describes the sort of men that the American Missions Board was looking for in order to see the Great Commission fulfilled in that land of headhunters.

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My thinking went immediately to the latter verse of Hebrews 11 where we find an incomplete list of saints who acted with bold and courageous faith,

Others suffered mocking and flogging, and even chains and imprisonment.  They were stoned, they were sawn in two, they were killed with the sword. They went about in skins of sheep and goats, destitute, afflicted, mistreated—  of whom the world was not worthy—wandering about in deserts and mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth.

And all these, though commended through their faith, did not receive what was promised,  since God had provided something better for us, that apart from us they should not be made perfect.

I know nothing more of Edward Scott except that I would desire to be of the same spirit as men such as him.

 

801 MEV: Evangelism Section 10, Epilogue

  Robert E Colemans book The Master Plan of Evangelism is considered a classic and will be the foundation for our teaching on the subject of evangelism.

Section 10 of the class notes are available on Scribd and Slideshare:

 

 

801 MEV: Evangelism Section 10, Epilogue