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The Father delights in His Son.
This is the starting point of mission, its very core.
The word ‘mission’ means ‘sending’. But for many centuries this was only used to describe what God did, sending his Son and his Spirit into the world.
World mission exists because the Father wants people to delight in his Son, and the Son wants people to delight in the Father.
Tim Chester introduces us to a cascade of love: love flowing from the Father to the Son through the Spirit. And that love overflows and, through us, keeps on flowing to our Christian community and beyond, to a needy world.
This book is for ordinary individuals willing to step out and be part of the most amazing, exciting venture in the history of the world.
This book starts with the premise that mission flows out of the love of the Father, and that it is done in the name of the Son and the power of the Spirit. Then follows a history of mission throughout the Bible timeline, before Tim gets into the more practical details of how the whole church needs to engage in mission. The thing that sets this book apart from a number of others is the fourth and final section which looks at the challenges of mission, reminding those considering mission of the cost, and persuading those sending missionaries to engage in ongoing support. A thought-provoking and helpful read that encourages both a heart for mission and a practical approach towards its realities.
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