Eugene Peterson’s excellent book on the Psalms of Ascent (Psalms 120-134) is titled, A Long Obedience in the Same Direction. Playing only on his title, might I suggest that when it comes to reaching the world for Christ, the modern church may already have a long obedience in the same direction, but it might not be the right direction. Regarding our mission, we need a long obedience in the right direction.
If our trajectory is off, we can keep going and arrive in the wrong place. To correct course, we need to go back to the starting point: What is the mission? Whose mission is it anyway? How did we get involved? What is our role? Once we get the trajectory right, then we truly do need a long game mentality… a long obedience in the right direction.
This Sunday we are exploring Gospel Outreach as a missional priority. What is Gospel Outreach and why is it essential? How do we set about doing it? Lest this be just another message guilting us into trying a little harder, burdening us with tactics that won’t accomplish God’s purposes, this Sunday we will start at the beginning and explore our mission afresh.
Join us in worship as we contemplate the nature of our missional God and His invitation to join Him in His mission.