Missions and the Minor Prophets – 6 Bible Studies

Frederic Sumpter Guy Warman [1872-1953], Missions and the Minor ProphetsThis little book presents a short series of Bible studies about what the minor prophets have to say about Christian Missions. The author was the Principal of St Aidan’s Theological College in Birkenhead. Although the Wikipedia article does not mention it, most of the library from St Aidan’s was merged with the library of Liverpool Cathedral in 1970. I know this because when I worked in Liverpool Cathedral I spent many happy lunch hours browsing through them. My thanks to the Church Mission Society for their permission to place this book on-line.

Frederic Sumpter Guy Warman [1872-1953], Missions and the Minor Prophets. A Series of Bible Studies. London: Church Missionary Society, 1909. Hbk. pp.118. [Click to visit the download page for this title]

Contents

  • Introduction
  • Suggestions to Leaders and Students
  • The Prophets of Israel
  1. Jonah, an Early Missionary to the Heathen
  2. Joel, the Social Reformer
  3. Amos and his Gospel
  4. Haggai and Church Building
  5. Zechariah, the Prophet of Hope
  6. Malachi, the Messenger of the Advent

Introduction

The purpose of this little book is a simple one; it is to help the student of the Bible and the student of Missions. The Christian who realizes the full blessing of the Gospel is both of these. But he sometimes thinks that the two studies are distinct, that they must be kept separate; it is a mistake, and sometimes a costly one. We can study the principles of the Kingdom of God in the Bible; we can watch the development of these principles in the mission-field; we can ponder God’s dealing with men in centuries long past; we can see Him deal with men in the same all-wise, all-loving way in the Uganda or China of to-day. And the double study confirms our faith, excites our earnest service, in a way which can be done by neither study alone. We are apt to forget that the God Who by His Spirit made the story of the Church of Antioch a wonderful story indeed is the same God Who to-day writes for us the wonderful story of Uganda….

Vernon Storr’s Missionary Theology of the Bible

Vernon Faithfull Storr [1869-1940], The Missionary Genius of the BibleThis book of Missionary Theology is an expanded version of a paper originally presented at a Missionary Conference at High Leigh, Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire in January 1924. The author hoped that it would help to rectify the shortage of contemporary books on that subject.

My thanks to the Cambridge Centre of Christianity Worldwide for providing a copy of this book for digitisation. This title is in the public domain.

Vernon Faithfull Storr [1869-1940], The Missionary Genius of the Bible. London: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd., 1924. Hbk. pp.192. [Click to download complete book in PDF]

Contents

  • Preface
  1. A Changed OutlookThe Old Testament
  2. The Conception of God
  3. The Doctrine of Man
  4. The Idea of Redemption
  5. Messianic Prophecy
  6. The Book of JonahThe New Testament
  7. The Teaching of Jesus
  8. The Work and Person of Jesus
  9. The Fourth Gospel
  10. The Acts of the Apostles
  11. The Pauline Epistles
  12. THe Book of Revelation

Chapter 1: A Changed Outlook

We are constantly being told to-day, and rightly told, that we must “think in continents.” A narrow parochial or insular out-look is of little value; only a world-wide vision can match the world-wide needs of the present age. The world of humanity has become one, and the scale of all movements has in consequence vastly increased. This is true in almost every department of life, social, political, economic, religious. An Inter-national Labour Movement, the Reunion of Christendom, the League of Nations, the rapid Westernizing of the East, are but examples of the growing solidarity of man-kind and the essential fellowship of its component parts. “And whether one member suffereth, all the members suffer with it”; the truth of St. Paul’s teaching about the body has come home to us in painful fashion in these years of slow reconstruction after the Great War. [Continue reading]