"But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” Act 1:8
God is a Missionary God
Participating with The God of mission who was sent and is sending.
In 1932 Brandenburg Missionary conference it was argues that mission was not an activity of the church rather an attribute of God Himself. He is a missionary God.
--The Father sent the Son.
(John 5; 8:42; 1 Jn. 4:14; Rom. 8:18-25; Col. 1:15-20)
God’s mission of redemption is centered in the person and work of Jesus. The Father sent the Son to live, teach, work, die and rise again as the ground of our salvation. This mission of redemption was not only for saving individual sinners, but is cosmic in its scope.
--The Father and Son send the Spirit.
(John 14; 16; Mk. 13:11; Luke 11:13)
Before his return to the Father Jesus promised that he would send another Helper. The Holy Spirit would be sent into the world to bring conviction, continuing the work of redemption. This same Spirit will lead us into truth, and give us the words to say as the mission of God.
--Jesus sends the church out into the world.
(John 20:21; Acts 1:8)
The mission of God continues as Jesus sends his people out into the world as the continuation of his mission. As Jesus was sent, so are we, to be the agents of God’s gospel.