Do You Have A Holy Ambition?
The apostle Paul had a holy ambition—to preach the gospel to people who had never heard. He ached to proclaim Jesus where he had not yet been named.
So today, missionaries cross cultures, learn languages, and pour out their lives in word and deed to break through thousands of years of darkness and the reign of Satan over a people who do not know the King of kings and the Savior of the world. Missionaries go to, and minister among, peoples who otherwise have little or no access to the saving news of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection.
And since Jesus’ Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20) to make disciples of all nations is still in effect—and since there are thousands of peoples today who have never heard of him—every church should pray that God would not only make all us evangelists among our own people, but also that he would raise up from among us missionaries to take the gospel where it has never gone before.
This message is quoted from A HOLY AMBITION: To Preach Where Christ Has Not Been Named, a collection of sermons by John Piper, compiled by the Desiring God Foundation, 2011.