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.
Splendor and majesty are before him; strength and beauty are in his sanctuary. Ascribe
to the Lord, O families of the peoples, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength!
Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; bring an offering, and come into his
courts! Worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness; tremble before him, all the
earth! Say among the nations, “The Lord reigns!” Psalm 96:3-10
"Missons is not the ultimate goal of the church. Worship is. Missions exists
because worship doesn't. Worship is ultimate, not missions, because God is
ultimate, not man."1
The centrality of missions, of evangelism, even of outreach and mercy in the name
of Christ, is the glory of God. The fuel, the passion, the drive for
missions and ministry must be a passion for the greatness, the glory, of God. God
deserves to be worshipped, honored and glorified, to be recognized for
who he really is in all his majesty and beauty. Our desire to make him known
and to minister to others in his name must come from hearts transformed by the gospel
of God's grace bestowed upon us in Jesus Christ.
Hunter & Abbie Bailey, Atlanta, RUF Emory
Paul & Kyong Bellino, Stone Mountain, PEF
Garry and Anita Chambers, Belize, MTW
Dennis & Rhonda Conroy, Southeast Asia, MTW/Wycliffe
Harry & Julie Miller, Bulgaria, PEF
Hernando & Debbie Saenz, Grace International Church Lawrenceville, MNA
Gary & Lois Watanabe, New York City, MTW
Moises & Lourdes Zapata, Mexico, MTW
Summerhill Community Ministries,
Helping in His Name Ministries,
Pregnancy Resource Center of Henry County
1 John Piper.
Let the Nations be Glad! The Supremacy of God in Missions (Grand
Rapids: Baker Books, 1993), p. 7.