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THE Motive for Christian Missions

October 22, 2010

The highest of all 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.

John Stott, from The Message of Romans.

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  1. John Paul Todd permalink
    October 22, 2010 12:44 PM

    Great motive for all of life! It’s amazing how crucial motives can be in serving God. Check out this take also on Romans, by Paul Minear: Gratitude and Mission

    http://e4unity.files.wordpress.com/2010/04/gratitude-and-mission.pdf

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