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Dr. John Halsey, author and conference speaker, is a highly respected expert in the field of twenty-first century world evangelism. In this four-lecture series drawn from 2 Corinthians 8, he effectively shares the biblical concept of grace giving as it relates to the challenge of the Great Commission. His thoughtful exposition of this dynamic passage vividly brings to life the commitment and sacrifice of the Macedonian saints as witnessed in their powerful response to the Apostle Paul's plea for personal involvement. Each message, delivered in his practical down-to-earth style, leads the congregation and individual Christian to examine the extent of their own "faith and practice" in the matter of our obligation to reach our world for Christ.
To John Halsey the principles explained in these messages are not mere theory. During his 23-year pastorate of the Great Hope Baptist Church in Chesapeake, Virginia, this congregation became one of America's most generous missions giving churches. Year after year, the church grew in faith, trusting God to channel His resources through them to send missionaries—many from their own congregation—to a needy world.
His passion for world missions led Dr. Halsey to join Baptist International Missions, Inc., headquartered in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where he has served as both Far North director and as an international representative. He has crisscrossed America and the world, speaking in hundreds of churches and conferences promoting missionary causes. His books and sermons have stirred the hearts of believers in congregations, Bible study groups, mission societies, and personal devotions.
This four-part sermon series was delivered in our church in January 2011. John Halsey has been a frequent guest speaker in our services and has been a dear friend to this pastor. His teaching ministry has had a profound influence on the missions philosophy and commitment of this church. Our prayer is that these messages through the Spirit will provoke a first-century fervor in response to our twenty-first century challenge to spread the Gospel of Christ to the ends of the earth.
Pastor Emeritus: Faith Baptist Church
President: Virginia Baptist College
Recommended use of the DVDs: Sunday School series prior to the annual missions conference, or for new members total series runtime: 125 min.