The Purpose of Jesus: How the Glory of God Motivates Mission

August 16, 2015 Speaker: Clint Humfrey Series: Romans: The Letter By Which the Church Stands or Falls

Topic: Sermon Scripture: Romans 15:8–15:21

In 1792 William Carey wrote, "As our blessed Lord has required us to pray that his kingdom may come, and his will be done on earth as it is in heaven, it becomes us not only to express our desires of that event by words, but to use every lawful method to spread the knowledge of his name." Carey left England on a wooden boat for India in order to spread the knowledge of Jesus Christ. Carey knew this would glorify God, since it was Jesus' own purpose, as well as the apostles. Can you say you're living 'on purpose'? Are you living for the glory of God?

Outline

  1. The Hopeful Purpose of Jesus (15.8-13)
  2. The Priestly Purpose of Paul (15.14-16)
  3. The Pressing Purpose of Missions (15.17-21)

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