THE CHALLENGE OF MISSIONS by John A. Hatcher (Part 3)

John A. Hatcher
Chapter 3
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Missions is God’s plan for bringing men into an eternal relationship of sons.  God is the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.  Paul wrote in Ephesians 1:3, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ who has blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places.”  Missions is the plan of the New Covenant.  In the Old Testament the prophets wrote,  “Blessed be the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.”  That Covenant took Israel from Egypt to the Promised Land of Palestine.  God’s covenant through Jesus Christ makes fallen men to become sons of God, taking them out of the kingdom of darkness and placing them in the kingdom of light, and transporting them to Heaven, where they can be blessed with all spiritual blessings. Let’s say it together— “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ who has blessed us with all spiritual blessings in the heavenly places.” Amen.

Israel was chosen through Abraham to manifest Jehovah’s name to all nations;  the redeemed are chosen for the eternal praise of the glory of His grace.

The Son came to earth in obedience to the Father’s plan and purpose.  The Father’s will is accomplished through the merits of the Beloved Son.  In Him, sinners are made acceptable to the Father; by His blood men are redeemed, divine justice is satisfied and the wrath of God is turned away.  Jesus came into the slave market of sin, purchased the slaves sold under sin, took them off the market—never to be sold again.  They have been purchased to be in the Trophy Room of Heaven as exhibits of the power and glory of God’s Love and Grace.


(to be continued…)
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Missionaries John and Alta Hatcher have served the Lord in Brazil since 1955, planting over 70 churches that are still in existence. They now reside in Florida where they continue to share the Gospel with everyone they meet.



John A. and Alta Hatcher

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Clermont FL 34714

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