Thursday 17 September 2009

John Stott on the Context of Mission

‘To go “into the world” does not necessarily mean to travel to a distant country or primitive tribe. 'The world' is secular, godless society; it is all round us. Christ sends us “into the world” when he puts us into any group which does not know or honour him. It might be in our own street, or in an office or shop, school, hospital or factory, or even in our own family. And here in the world we are called to love, to serve and to offer genuine, sacrificial friendship. Paradoxically stated, the only truly Christian context in which to witness is the world.’

John R.W. Stott, Our Guilty Silence (London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1967), 67.

Today’s daily thought from John Stott, a service provided by Langham Partnership International and John Stott Ministries.

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