Evangelism and Missions

2011 Ligonier Conference

In this 51-minute session from the 2011 Ligonier Conference,  John Piper, discusses the state of missions in the world and demonstrates how the blessings God gives are entrusted to us for the sake of blessing others.

John Piper is founder and teacher of desiringGod.org and Chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary. For 33 years, he served as senior pastor at Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is the author of more than 50 books.

Which of John's points did you find most impactful? Why?
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What did the Lord reveal to you through this message? Did you gain a specific insight into your life or ministry? What challenged you?
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How were you encouraged through this message? How can you use what you’ve learned to encourage someone else—in your personal life, at work, or at church—and equip them as a disciple of Christ?
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How, practically, can you implement what you heard from this message in your life and/or ministry today? What will you do differently this week because of what you’ve just heard?
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Our motives for missions and evangelism matter. The highest motive for missions and evangelism is neither obedience nor love for sinners, great as that love may be. The greatest motive for missions and evangelism is a passionate zeal for the glory of Jesus Christ, which fuels our obedience to God and love for others. Consider your own heart as it relates to missions and evangelism. Ask God to give you wisdom in discerning where greater obedience is required and trust Him to fill you with a sufficient passion for Christ.

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