You Can’t Avoid the Missionary Implications of Our Faith

John Stott:

18642_w185“If we have resisted the missionary dimension of the church’s life, or dismissed it as if it were dispensable, or patronized it reluctantly with a few perfunctory prayers and grudging coins, or become preoccupied with our own narrow-minded, parochial concerns, we need to repent, that is, change our mind and attitude.

Do we profess to believe in God? He’s a missionary God.

Do we say we are committed to Christ? He’s a missionary Christ.

Do we claim to be filled with the Spirit? He’s a missionary Spirit.

Do we delight in belonging to the church? It’s a missionary society.

Do we hope to go heaven when we die? It’s a heaven filled with the fruits of the missionary enterprise.

It is not possible to avoid these things.”

- from The Contemporary Christian: Applying God’s Word to Today’s World335.

(HT: Trevin Wax)

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About Peter Cockrell

I am currently serving churches and colleges as a bible teacher, overseas and in the UK.

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