Mission and ministry

November 26th, 2010

Back in 2004 I read Rick Warren’s very popular book “A purpose driven life”. It was a book that really impacted my life at the time. It also impacted the group of people I read it with.

At the moment my wife Larissa is reading the book. Six years on she is finding many of the things that I found in 2004. It is interesting to see just how many places we underlined the same words!

One thing that really struck us is found on page 281. This is where Rick Warren talks about our mission and ministry as Christians. It says our mission is to the people of the world around us and that our ministry is to other Christians in the church.

As I have dwelt upon this in the last few days. I have realised there is a lot of truth in these words. God wants us to reach out to people who don’t know Him and reach them with His love. He also wants us to play our role building each other up towards love and good deeds.

If you haven’t had a chance to read Rick Warren’s book, I would really encourage you to do so. There are a lot of great things in there. You can find it here at Koorong.

God Bless,

Dave