Missions Exists because Worship Doesn't
Missions exists because worship doesn’t. Worship is ultimate, not mission. Humanities greatest problem is a worship problem. You see, we were made to be worshippers. We are hard-wired to worship something. But then enters sin, and at its very core sin is a worship malfunction. We don’t worship what we were created to worship. We have created for ourselves a host of false gods - objects of worship that cannot satisfy and do not deliver. The prophets of days gone by called these idols “broken cisterns that could not hold water” (Jeremiah 2:13). They look promising but ultimately leave you wanting.
Yet, there is One who both deserves & demands worship. One who is intrinsically glorious - meaning He is glorious in and of Himself. Regardless of who worships Him, He is infinitely great and awesome in every way. That One is the Creator of the Ends of the Earth, the Sovereign King of Kings, the Lord of All. He alone is the One who deserves & demands to be worshipped by all people (Psalm 66:1-3). And He is the One who is infinitely satisfying. What He promises, He always delivers. But again, sin enters the picture and we worship everything that is not God - everything that is not glorious and cannot satisfy.
But that is not all - you see the good news of the Gospel is that Jesus died because we have a worship problem. Jesus died because the One who is worthy to be worshipped by all peoples is not worshipped. Jesus died because mankind has rebelled and worships a host of lesser things. Missions then is about worship. Missions then is about calling fellow humanity to cease worshipping at “broken cisterns that cannot hold water” and to return to the One True God who alone is worthy of worship.
I hope you’ll join us at EGBC for the next four weeks as we spend time focusing on God’s great and glorious mission - that all might rightly worship and adore Him through Jesus Christ!
That more might worship -