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Motivating people for mission

February 1, 2013

“To set mission before the church as our reason for existence is to risk focusing our attention on an idol.

At heart, lack of interest in mission is a wound of the heart. Experiences from our past, perceptions of the present, and possibly even lack of emotional assurance of God’s trustworthy love for the future wound us. Some people question whether God is really good and really trustworthy, all the time. The remedy is found in God drawing us into the embrace of God’s tender, all-sufficient love. As our passion for Christ deepens, the passions of his heart become the passions that propel our hearts

We don’t command people to a commitment to a task. We invite people to live in the love of God.”

Beyond Duty: A Passion for Christ, A Heart for Mission (2013: 16-17)

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