Quote: The God of Mission

God’s church falters from exhaustion because Christians erroneously think that God has given them a mission to perform in the world. Rather, the God of mission has given his church to the world. It is not the church of God that has a mission in the world, but the God of mission who has a church in the world. The church’s involvement in mission is its privileged participation in the actions of the triune God.

Beyond Duty: A Passion for Christ, a Heart for Mission by Tim Dearborn (p. 2)

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4 replies
  1. Bob Carder
    Bob Carder says:

    Okay Dave! Then why is it that the Modern American Church does not engage the Great Commission God is involved in?

    How could I and others miss such a simple and clear thing?

    It’s never about what man can do and it is always about what only God can do!

    So why do we do what only God can do?

    We do, but we are not doing anything of eternal significance!

  2. DaveDV
    DaveDV says:

    The American church doesn’t engage in mission because…
    …too many Christians really don’t care that people are dead in their sins, separated from Godw

    ithout hope, and destined for an eternal hell.

    I think my problem is that I’m too self-consumed and it becomes inconvenient at times to really invest in relationships with unbelievers.

    What do you think?

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