Monday, October 12, 2009

WHAT OUR MISSION IS NOT

What Our Mission Is Not from Desiring God - John Piper

October 13, 2009 | By: Matt Perman | Category: Ministry Updates

Our mission at Desiring God (and mine at my blogs: aMazing Grace, Mazes, Messes, Miracles and MISSIONS) is to spread a passion for the supremacy of God in all things for the joy of all peoples through Jesus Christ. By turning a few things around, we can also see what our mission is not - and therefore more clearly what it is.


Our mission is not to create cul-de-sacs, but to spread.


Our mission is not to spread just knowledge about God. It is to spread a passion for God. Head and heart.

Our mission is not to spread a passion for the mediocrity of God or for the overlooking of God or for the assuming of God. It is to spread a passion for the supremacy of God.


Our mission is not to spread a passion for the supremacy of human beings or Western materialism or even you. It is to spread a passion for the supremacy of God.


Our mission is not to spread a passion for the supremacy of God in just a few things, or just a few parts of your life like the time you spend at church, but in all things.


We aim to do this not simply for Americans or Western Christians but for all people groups.


We aim to do this not for the boredom or gloom or sadness of all people groups, but for thejoy of all people groups. “Let the nations be glad and sing for joy” (Psalm 67:4).


And we aim to do this not through our own efforts or with an ambiguous God-is-whoever-you-think-he-is God in mind, but through Jesus Christ, who died for us on the cross 2,000 years ago, rose again, ascended into heaven, sent the Holy Spirit, and will come again.


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