I invite you to open your Bibles to Psalm 67.
Let the Nations Be Glad as a title came from this Psalm, and you’ll hear it. I’ll read the seven verses of this Psalm.
May God be gracious to us and bless us  and make his face to shine upon us, That your way may be known upon the earth,
your saving power among all nations.
Let the peoples praise you, O God; let all the peoples praise you!
Let the nations be glad and sing for joy, for you judge the peoples with equity and guide the nations upon earth.
Let the peoples praise you, O God; let all the peoples praise you! The earth has yielded its increase;
God, our God, shall bless us. God shall bless us; let all the ends of the earth fear him! Amen.
So what I want to do is go back in history a few hundred years for a few minutes, then go out to the world and update us on what
God has done since that historical moment, and then go into this text and listen to the Word of the Lord concerning the nations of the world. So let’s go back first a few hundred years. The missionary endeavor of the Protestants in England burst forth out of the soil of a very rich Reformed, Puritan theology.
You remember the Puritans. They were the pastors and the teachers between 1560 and 1660 who wanted to purify the Church of England in accord with the theological and practical teachings of the Reformation.