A Passion For Missions

A Passon for Missions – Paul Tanner

Ezekiel 2:1-10

  1. Know who God is – a clear vision (1-2)
  2. Know what God wants you to do (3-5)
  3. Know what to expect when you obey this passion (6-7)
  4. Know God’s provision and presence (8-10)
    God’s word is nourishment for us
    God will not leave us nor fail to provide for us

You are being watched, so be a witness in the community that God has you.
-1 Corinthians 10:31-33

“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 the 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.

Worship, therefore, is the fuel and goal of missions. It’s the goal of missions because in missions we simply aim to bring the nations into the white hot enjoyment of God’s glory. The goal of missions is the gladness of the peoples in the greatness of God. “The Lord reigns; let the earth rejoice; let the many coastlands be glad!” (Ps 97:1). “Let the peoples praise thee, O God; let all the peoples praise thee! Let the nations be glad and sing for joy!” (Ps 67:3-4).

–John Piper, Let the Nations Be Glad! The Supremacy of God in Missions

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