The Mission of God’s People

by Christopher J.H. Wright    |     Book Summary


Author: Christopher J.H. Wright
Publisher: Zondervan
Date: September 7, 2010
Pages: 304

Book Summary of The Mission of God's People by Christopher J.H. Wright


Many Christians understand that they should care about missions, but many don’t exactly understand what all that entails. Is it selling everything and moving to a foreign country? Is it getting a theology degree? Is it preaching on the street corner?

While missions can include those things, the ultimate mission of God’s people is the glory of God. And God is glorified chiefly when His people live out the realities they have embraced in the gospel of Christ. This means Christians “have a mission that is as broad as the earth, for which we are commanded to care” (p. 265).

That is, a biblical theology of Christian missions reveals that Christians live out the realities of the gospel by caring for creation, living holy lives, blessing the nations, gathering for praise and prayer, living for Christ in public, sending missionaries, and living sent by communicating the gospel to lost people and calling them to repentance and faith in Jesus. 

 “Everything a Christian and a Christian church is, says and does should be missional in its conscious participation in the mission of God in God’s world.” (p. 26) 

Missions, therefore, is not simply part of believers’ lives — it is their life.





The Mission of God’s People

by Christopher J.H. Wright

[ Book Summary ]



Book Summary of The Mission of God's People by Christopher J.H. Wright

AuthorChristopher J.H. Wright
PublisherZondervan
DateSeptember 7, 2010
Pages304


Overview:

Many Christians understand that they should care about missions, but many don’t exactly understand what all that entails. Is it selling everything and moving to a foreign country? Is it getting a theology degree? Is it preaching on the street corner?

While missions can include those things, the ultimate mission of God’s people is the glory of God. And God is glorified chiefly when His people live out the realities they have embraced in the gospel of Christ. This means Christians “have a mission that is as broad as the earth, for which we are commanded to care” (p. 265).

That is, a biblical theology of Christian missions reveals that Christians live out the realities of the gospel by caring for creation, living holy lives, blessing the nations, gathering for praise and prayer, living for Christ in public, sending missionaries, and living sent by communicating the gospel to lost people and calling them to repentance and faith in Jesus. 

 “Everything a Christian and a Christian church is, says and does should be missional in its conscious participation in the mission of God in God’s world.” (p. 26) 

Missions, therefore, is not simply part of believers’ lives — it is their life.