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We’re All Living in a Globalized World

More and more, we can’t help but live in a globalized world. Almost every aspect of our everyday life relies on global supply chains. If you have an iPhone, you’re using a product made with hundreds of parts from 43 countries. If you use a Samsung phone, chances are it was assembled in Vietnam or India with a similarly complex supply chain process. The ever-reliable Toyota Corolla has 30,000 parts from a far-flung supply chain stretching the globe. BMW works with 12,000 suppliers in 70 countries. The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine includes 280 different components, manufactured in 86 different sites across 19 countries, driven partly by the research of a son and daughter of Turkish migrants to Germany.

But the commercial airplane has been called the “mother of all global supply chains.” A single Boeing airplane is made of more than three million parts, which means the company’s supply chain is a massive, global operation. More than 150,000 people are employed in more than 65 countries, not to mention the hundreds of thousands more working for Boeing suppliers across the globe.

Possible Preaching Angles:

(1) The church is also called to be a global movement, including men and women from every tribe and nation and tongue. (2) Global missions—God loves the whole world and desires to draw all men and women to himself through believers working together although scattered around the world.

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