This Week's Sermon: "Missions Exists Because Worship Doesn't: A Bethlehem Legacy, Inherited and Bequeathed"

This Week's Sermon: "Missions Exists Because Worship Doesn't: A Bethlehem Legacy, Inherited and Bequeathed"

"Missions exists because worship doesn't." "Prayer is a war-time walkie-talkie, not a domestic intercom." "Suffering is not just the price many must pay, it is God's strategy for victory."

These are not merely pithy statements from John Piper. They are explosive truths from the Bible that have shaped a generation of missionaries. For the last 30 years, during Bethlehem's annual focus on global outreach, Pastor John has preached a sermon on taking the gospel to the unreached peoples of the world.

Connected to a missions legacy dating back to the 1800s, Piper passes on the mantle to Jason Meyer in his most recent sermon. He highlights ten biblical convictions that drive Bethlehem's commitment to world missions.

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Jonathan Parnell (@jonathanparnell) is a writer and content strategist at Desiring God, and is the lead pastor of Cities Church in Minneapolis–St. Paul, where he lives with his wife, Melissa, and their five children. He is co-author of How to Stay Christian in Seminary, author of Reading to Walk: Meditations for the Christian Life, and co-editor of Designed for Joy: How the Gospel Impacts Men and Women, Identity and Practice.