5 edition of A true church-man set in a just and clear light found in the catalog.
Also issued as part of Synges Works, London, 1759.Microfilm. Woodbridge, CT Research Publications, Inc., 1986. 1 reel ; 35mm. (The Eighteenth Century ; reel 8450, no.11).
|Statement||printed for Thomas Trye|
|Publishers||printed for Thomas Trye|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xvi, 50 p. :|
|Number of Pages||80|
|2||Eighteenth century -- reel 8450, no. 11.|
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When the glory of God himself saturates our preaching and teaching and conversation and writings, and when he predominates above our talk of methods and strategies and psychological buzz words and cultural trends, then the people might begin to feel that he is the central reality of their lives and that the spread of his glory is more important than all their possessions and all their plans.
And when this sinks into a person's heart everything changes. For those who are stunned by the indescribable magnitude of what God has made, not to mention the infinite greatness of the One who made it, the steady diet on Sunday morning of practical "how to's" and psychological soothing and relational therapy and tactical planning seem dramatically out of touch with Reality--the God of overwhelming greatness.
In this way God will be glorified from beginning to end and worship will empower the missionary enterprise till the coming of the Lord. When we feel the weight of this grandeur in the heavens, we have only touched the hem of his garment. "Let the peoples praise thee, O God; let all the peoples praise thee! I have unpacked this truth with lengthy arguments in other places. Worship is ultimate, not missions, because God is ultimate, not man.
I will be glad and exult in thee, I will sing praise to thy name, O Most High" Psalm 104:34; 9:2.
God is central and supreme in his own affections. Missions is not that goal. Passion for God in worship precedes the offer of God in preaching. "For the Sake of His Name among All the Nations Paul makes crystal clear in Romans 1:5 that his mission and calling are for the name of Christ among all the nations: "We have received grace and apostleship to bring about the obedience of faith for the sake of his name among all nations.
And that is because there is so little enthusiasm for the King. God's ultimate goal is to uphold and display the glory of his name.
He has an inexhaustible enthusiasm for the supremacy of his name among the nations. They longed that Jesus should receive the honor due his name.
How shall one ever be the emissary of this great God who has not trembled before him with joyful wonder? But worship is also the fuel of missions.
This is why people are called unrighteous in Romans 1:18.
The Second Greatest Activity in the World The most crucial issue in missions is the centrality of God in the life of the church.