My pastor, Steven Mock, preached on Psalm 96 on Sunday. He called this Psalm “a missionary melody.”
“Declare his glory among the nations,
his marvelous works among all the peoples!”
There were three key points that Steven made from the text:
1. Mission starts with worship (v. 1)
Mission is about maturing disciples of Jesus Christ.
John Piper said “Mission exists because worship doesn’t.”
2. Mission overflows to the nations (v. 3)
They are enslaved by idols.
John Calvin said “The human heart is a factory of idols.”
3. Mission is temporary (v. 13)
Mission is temporary, but worship is forever!
Jim Elliot said “He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose.”
If you want to listen to the whole sermon, you can get it at our church webpage, but it will probably not be up for a little while so you might have to bookmark it.
This week’s stuff
- John Piper explains why he’s using Twitter. (Farid tried to use this to convince me to use Twitter. So far no go, but he won out with fb, so you never know!)
- Ever been in a situation where the guy in the pulpit just made a mess and you have to wrap it up? Dave Doran gives some helpful thoughts.
- I’m still considering whether I agree with point three exactly, but I think he’s headed in the right general direction. We’ll call it fundamentalist tendancies in a conservative Anglican. ; )
And finally, check out this clip.
Hey, it’s not nice to laugh!