What’s the point?

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A while back, YF held a fantastic little missions night where Pastor Steve Nation and David Hunt came and shared with us. It was a fruitful time, where we investigated God’s pathway of mission through the bible and also the gospel needs of the nation of India. One thing that really stood out to me though was this quote from John Piper, Pastor of Bethlehem Bible Church in America (he wasn’t there by the way – steve just used his quote haha)

“Missions is not the ultimate goal of the church. Worship is. Missions exists because worship doesn’t Worship is ultimate, not missions, because God is ultimate, not man. When this age is over, and 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 abides forever”

Most churches have a group of dedicated Christian people serving hard, working tirelessly in their respective ministries each week to keep the church going. There are plenty of bible studies, meetings, training. All fantastic stuff….but what’s the point?

So often, we lose sight of the big picture and get caught up in the trap of “doing” rather than the “why I’m doing it”. Our God is the most high, awesome, holy, creator of the universe (Ps. 8). Is it selfish that he demands glory and worship? No – he is king. No other can claim worship except him alone. Our goal is clear – We live as God’s people on this earth  to bring people into God’s kingdom to worship him. We live to see all nations bow before him as Lord.

At the heart of all we do as Christians is this simple concept. Whether you’re a small group leader or you’re a fresh new believer it makes no difference. We know who God is, and we can’t help but worship his majesty. In turn we should want to see all people give God the worship he rightfully deserves.

“Who will not fear, O Lord, and glorify your name? For you alone are holy. All nations will come and worship you, for your righteous acts have been revealed.” Rev 15:4

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One Response to “What’s the point?”

  1. Amen, brother!

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