Friday, June 26, 2009

For The Sake Of His Name

Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle, set apart for the gospel of bring about the obedience of faith for the sake of his name among all the nations...
Romans 1:1,5
The highest of missionary motives is neither obedience to the Great Commission (important as that is), nor love for sinners who are alienated and perishing (strong as that incentive is, especially when we contemplate the wrath of God...), but rather zeal--burning and passionate zeal--for the glory of Jesus Christ...Only one imperialism is Christian...and that is concern for His Imperial Majesty Jesus Christ, and for the glory of his empire.

--John Stott, as quoted by John Piper in Let The Nations Be Glad: The Supremacy of God in Missions, p.9.
In other words, spreading a passion for the supremacy of God in all things for the joy of all peoples through Jesus Christ.

1 comment:

Mel said...

Hi Chris! Thanks for stopping by! :) I hope all is well with you and yours, too.

God bless,