The Fuel of Missions

“Oh sing to the LORD a new song; sing to the LORD, all the earth!
Sing to the LORD, bless his name; tell of his salvation from day to day.
Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples!
For great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; he is to be feared above all gods.
For all the gods of the peoples are worthless idols, but the LORD made the heavens.” (Psalm 96:1-5)

“You can’t summon the nations to sing if you aren’t singing. Our job in missions is, first, to sing.”

–John Piper (sermon: “Declare His Glory among the Nations”)

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On Form and Freedom

A Church of Scotland minister was visiting his Anglican friend in north of England during the 19th century. As they were getting ready to leave the vestry to enter the sanctuary where the Presbyterian minister was going to give the message, the Anglican said to him, ‘Your vestments are right there.’

‘Oh, do I have to wear them?’

‘No.’

‘Well good, then I will.’

–source unknown