Jesus EverywhereJanuary 17, 2021
“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.2”
― John Piper, Let the Nations Be Glad!: The Supremacy of God in Missions
- In a chaotic world, the only peace which is the peace of God. Vs. 20
How does God bring peace to a chaotic world?
- Through the of Jesus.
- Through the abiding of Jesus.
“Our tendency is to feel intuitively that the more difficult life gets, the more alone we are. As we sink further into pain, we sink further into felt isolation. The Bible corrects us. Our pain never outstrips what he himself shares in. We are never alone. That sorrow that feels so isolating, so unique, was endured by him in the past and is now shouldered by him in the present.”
― Dane C. Ortlund, Gentle and Lowly: The Heart of Christ for Sinners and Sufferers
- Through the everlasting of Jesus.
- In a chaotic world, He sends His people to bring peace they go. V. 21
- God does a good work in , resulting in His good will among His world.
- He does all good works through .
Read for Next week: Galatians 1:1-10