Presentation on theme: "Why Does Missions Exist? Borrowed heavily from John Piper – Let the Nations be Glad."— Presentation transcript:
Why Does Missions Exist? Borrowed heavily from John Piper – Let the Nations be Glad
What is the chief end of man (or what is the purpose of life)? To glorify God and enjoy Him forever. What is the chief end of God? To glorify Himself (He alone is worthy of all glory and honor) Isaiah 48:9,11 "For the sake of My name I delay My wrath, And for My praise I restrain it for you, In order not to cut you off. 11 "For My own sake, for My own sake, I will act; For how can My name be profaned? And My glory I will not give to another.
What is the ultimate goal of the Church? Worship (to glorify God) “Missions Exist Because Worship Doesn’t. Worship is ultimate, not missions, because God is ultimate, not man. When this age is over, and the countless millions of the redeemed fall on their faces before the throne of God, missions will be no more. It is a temporary necessity. But worship lives forever.” (John Piper) Why Does Missions Exist?
Worship is the Goal and Fuel of Missions. It’s the Goal Because in missions we simply aim to bring the nations into the white-hot enjoyment of God’s glory. (worship) – John Piper
It’s the Fuel Because Passion for God in worship precedes the offer of God in preaching. You won’t promote what you don’t treasure. When the flame of worship burns with the heat of god’s true worth, the light of missions will shine to the most remote peoples on earth. Where passion for God is weak, zeal for missions will be weak. Churches that aren’t passionate about God’s glory will not be passionate about missions. (John Piper)
CONCLUSION “Missions Exist Because Worship Doesn’t.” Be passionate for God’s Glory (making God look good). How do we do this? Job 26:14 – our Great God
How shall one ever be the emissary (representative, ambassador, messenger) of this great God who has not trembled before him with joyful wonder? (John Piper) Where is your first love tonight? Is Jesus your greatest treasure?
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