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Missiology Through Scripture – Psalm 97:5-6

“The mountains melt like wax before the Lord, before the Lord of all the earth. The heavens proclaim his righteousness, and all the peoples see his glory.” – Psalm 97:5-6 The use of the visual of mountains melting like wax seems odd but is not inconsistent in the OT. Both moving mountains (Is. 40:3-5; Zech. […]

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John Chau, The Sentinelese, And Jesus

North Sentinel Island is located in the Bay of Bengal off the eastern coast of India. The stone age Sentinelese people, whether they know it or not, are ruled by the Indian government. Little is known about the Sentinelese people, as they respond violently when anyone draws near to North Sentinel Island. Official and unofficial […]

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Missiology Through Scripture – Psalm 96:10

“Say among the nations, ‘The Lord reigns! Yes, the world is established; it shall never be moved; he will judge the peoples with equity.’” – Psalm 96:10 This passage was once used to assert the earth (and not the sun) is at the center of the universe. Instead, this verse contrasts the instability of life […]

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Missiology Through Scripture – Psalm 96:1-3

“Oh sing to the LORD a new song; sing to the LORD, all the earth! Sing to the LORD, bless his name; tell of his salvation from day to day. Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples!” – Psalm 96:1-3 This is a proclamation toward the praise of God. […]

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Missiology Through Scripture – Psalm 87:4-6

“Among those who know me I mention Rahab and Babylon; behold, Philistia and Tyre, with Cush – ‘This one was born there,’ they say. And of Zion it shall be said, ‘This one and that one were born in her’; for the Most High himself will establish her. The Lord records as he registers the […]

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Missiology Through Scripture – Psalm 83:18

“that they may know that you alone, whose name is the Lord, are the Most High over all the earth.” – Psalm 83:18 This verse is not a call for a physical or governmental reign. The psalmist calls for a spiritual supremacy over the hearts of all people. The lost people groups in the world […]

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Missiology Through Scripture – Psalm 82:8

“Arise, O God, judge the earth; for you shall inherit all the nations!” – Psalm 82:8 This is a lament psalm focusing on injustices. Judging is an act which is done by a ruler. God’s judgment is just. All nations already belong to God and in his pure justice it is desirable to God to […]

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