Missions Exists Because Worship Doesn’t. What Does That Even Mean?

If you care about Christian missions at all, you’ve probably heard this phrase: “Missions exists because worship doesn’t.” John Piper

So what does that really mean?

God’s purpose for the world is that the earth be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, like the waters cover the sea. 

With white hot affection, we praise God. He wants that to be true everywhere on the planet, in every people group on the planet, coming from every language on the planet.

But it doesn’t!

True worship doesn’t ascend to the Creator of the universe, and therefore we care about that. And God has appointed a means by which that non-worship situation be changed, and it’s called “missions”.

So for the sake of worship all over the world we do missions.

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David Joannes
Founder/President at Within Reach Global
David Joannes is the co-founder and president of Within Reach Global, Inc, which serves the advance of the Gospel in some of Southeast Asia’s most difficult places. He is the author of The Space Between Memories: Recollections from a 21st Century Missionary. David has a love for language, culture, and creative writing, and for the last 20 years, he has witnessed God’s Kingdom established in forgotten parts of the globe. David lives in Chiang Mai, Thailand, with his wife, Lorna, and their daughter, Cara.
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