Hot off the press! This week, the DNA releases Darrow Miller’s newest book called Recovering Our Mission: Making the Invisible Kingdom Visible. This 136-page book is geared at anyone interested in God’s Great Commission.
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Here’s a synopsis:
Jesus commanded his followers to make disciples of all nations. This Great Commission is central to the existence of the church in every generation. Why? Because if the church does not live out the Word of God in the world, the ideas that dominate our societies will govern it. We must leave behind the incomplete vision of “saving souls for heaven” and take up the commission of discipling individuals and communities toward a reflection of the truth, goodness and beauty of God’s kingdom.
There is no neutrality: Either the church will disciple the nation or the nation will disciple the church.
In this important work adapted from Emancipating the World, Darrow Miller challenges us to rethink and restore the church’s mission amid today’s greatest challenges. We are to overwhelm the nations with the nature and character of God, anticipating the consummation of Christ’s reign, when all nations will bring the glories of their cultures into his kingdom. We are to battle tyranny with love and service, and we are to combat lies with truth and goodness. In these ways, we can recover our truly great mission to the world.
“For years, I understood the kingdom of God as one of the topics of the Bible. But as time went by, I understood how wrong I was,” says Pastor Hector Pardo, who has been in Christian ministry for more than 50 years.
At the 2013 DNA Global Forum, Pastor Pardo spoke mightily about his understanding of God’s kingdom as the subject of the whole Bible. Click here to read the transcript and here to watch the video.
“Often when I talk with other pastors, I say, ‘Jesus never spoke about salvation or the gospel of salvation.’ I encourage them to show me one text in the Bible where Jesus spoke about the gospel of salvation. Of course, they can’t. So I ask, ‘What was the gospel that Jesus preached?’ Eventually, they realize the answer: ‘Jesus preached the gospel of the kingdom of God.'”
His powerful message plainly reflects two of the DNA’s Seven Core Truths:
- Jesus is King. There is one God, eternally existent in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Deut. 6:4; Luke 3:21-22). Jesus Christ, the Son of God, is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords (Dan. 7:13-14; Eph. 1:20-22; Phil. 2:9-11; Rev. 19:16). We proclaim with the prophet Isaiah: “Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end” (Isaiah 9:7).
- His primary agenda is to advance the kingdom of God. Christ’s purpose is to establish and advance His Kingdom “on earth as it is in heaven” (Gen. 12:1-3; Matt. 6:9-10; Matt. 6:33; Matt. 9:35; Luke 4:43; Gal. 3:8). This Kingdom comes as a worldwide reality and exists wherever the Lordship of Jesus is acknowledged in repentance, faith, and obedience to His revealed will (Isaiah 9:6-7). The Kingdom is a present reality. It offers present hope for substantial healing and restoration, though its fullness is yet to come (Matt. 13:33; Luke 11:20; Luke 16:16; Luke 22:15-26; Rev. 11:15; Rev. 21:1-2, 23-26).
- Click here to read the rest of our Core Truths.
Watch the presentation in English and Spanish:
Free, just and thriving nations are like fruitful trees. To flourish, they require the right conditions and the right soil.
What are the conditions that give rise to such a nation? What are the foundational principles upon which such nations are built?
This is what we must understand, for upon it depends the future of our nations, our families, and our very lives.
Last year, the DNA released a set of 10 Arabic-language videos that present biblical principles for nation building. The series was called “Cry Freedom.”
Cry Freedom video #1: An Opportunity for Nation Building
For several months in 2012, these videos were shown across the Middle East by a prominent Arabic TV station with more than 45 million active viewers each month. At one point, the videos were being used as fillers between television programs, airing three times a day!
Now, these videos are easily accessible to the whole world on www.cryfreedomnow.com. Please have a look and share this link with your friends.
We also have developed a training workshop in conjunction with these principles. Please e-mail email@example.com to request a copy of the PowerPoint presentations, Trainer’s Manual and Participant Handouts.