How do you save a lost world? If it were left up to us to develop a master-plan of evangelism, what would it look like? What would be our strategy? What steps would it include? Who would be the spokesman and what would be the cost?
Duration:55 mins 36 secs

A Strange Way to Save the World: Gods Plan for Reaching the Nations as Seen in the Gospels and the Life of Dr. Bill Wallace of China

Sermon Text:  John 12: 20-33

How do you save a lost world?  If it were left up to us to develop a master-plan of evangelism, what would it look like?  What would be our strategy?  What steps would it include?  Who would be the spokesman and what would be the cost?

I dare say it would probably be very different from what we see in our text today.  God’s plan for saving the world is outlined for us in the twelfth chapter of John.  As we see this extraordinary plan unfolded we will also see it illustrated through the life of Dr. William Wallace.  Bill Wallace, as he was affectionately referred to, was a quiet, humble man from Tennessee who served a missionary physician in China during tumultuous times of war and rebellion.  He was a dedicated surgeon, beloved by those he served, who at the young age of forty-three died alone as a martyr in a Chinese jail cell.  

In Bill Wallace we see an example of what Jesus meant when he said, Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. Whoever loves his life loses it, and whoever hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life.” (John 12: 24-25)

The Peoples of God’s Plan: Those who will see Jesus (John 12:21-22)

The Participants of God’s plan:  Those who follow Jesus (John 12:23-26)

The Reason for God’s Plan: His glory revealed (John 12:26-28)

The Violence of God’s Plan:  God’s judgment poured out (John 12:30-31)

The Accomplishment of God’s Plan: The exaltation of Christ (John 12:32-33)

 

 

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