In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions Podcast Todd Adkins and Barnabas Piper speak with Nik Ripken, author of Insanity of God and long-time missionary to Muslim peoples around the world. Nik’s story takes him to over seventy countries to hear and re-share stories of persecuted Christians. He offers a pointed call for the church to be a bold sending body.
“Some people have no access to Jesus because we’ve decided they shouldn’t because we keep Him to ourselves.”
“A missionary goes to where people have little or no chance to hear about Jesus.”
“Everything I had been trained to do was be a sheep among sheep.”
“The real leadership question was ‘is Jesus trustworthy?’”
“Everything God did in the Bible He is still doing.”
“You can’t contain God in a Sunday morning service or a school of theology.”
“My job is to lift up Jesus. Maybe we can build a big church by tearing down Islam, but that’s not my job.”
“Racism kills more of the gospel than anything I know on earth.”
“When the church fails to carry out the great commission that is a failure to meet Jesus, to know God, and to understand the Bible.”
“We prepare new believers for persecution.”
“The number one reasons for persecution on the planet is people coming to Jesus.”
“If the church in America has experienced persecution it’s because of social issues.”
“Being among the wolves is a lot easier than sending people you love to be among the wolves.”
“The church has realized sending is the hardest job and they aren’t sure if Jesus is worth it.”
“Fair is not strategic.”
“The way men lead their families most is by worshipping in their home.”
“The quickest avenue to leadership and persecution is telling people about Jesus.”
“Discipleship that is devoid of helping new believers share their faith in the marketplace is not discipleship.”
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