I love this 90 second YouTube video that shows the spread of the Gospel from Jerusalem to the ends of the earth.
Check it out for yourself at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Gp-_ZsUagc
The spread of the Gospel from the first to the twenty-first century is a fascinating story.
It is a story of missionaries and martyrs, whose blood, said Tertullian, is the seed of the Church.
It is the story of kings and commoners, who both embraced the Gospel of the Kingdom and shaped the destiny of nations.
It is the story of amazing advances and as well as significant setbacks.
But most of all, the story of the spread of Christianity is God’s story – it is His Story – and of Christ, who promised to build his church and work through his people to take the Good News of the Kingdom to every tribe and every people in every nation.
Now that the Gospel has reached the ends of the earth, the next challenge is to reach the last peoples on the earth. There are just 6,649 to go.* Let’s work together to finish the last chapter of His Story.
*According to www.JoshuaProject.net, accessed on 2/21/2016, there are 6,649 unreached people groups.