Hey, this Missional thing is nothing new! Listen to what the old English Puritan, John Owen, wrote in the 17th Century:
God has work to do in this world; and to desert it because of its difficulties and entanglements, is to cast off His authority. It is not enough that we be just, that we be righteous, and walk with God in holiness; but we must also serve our generation, as David did before he fell asleep. God has a work to do; and not to help Him is to oppose Him.
Missional may be a relatively new term coined to challenge an apathetic or directionless church, but it is not new. It is the living out our biblical mandate. God has work to do in this world – and in this community. If we are in Christ we are enlisted to be as seeds scattered wherever our Sovereign God determines to send us, to take root and bless our generation. (See Jeremiah 29.4-7)
2 thoughts on “The Missional Puritan: On Mission With God”
Amen ! Gospel Centered, Missional, and Attractional. Now that would be a Church……
“There once was a man named den is interested with God’s wisdom he look at a whole bowl and what do you know God provided him as the true show .”
God causes the two areas of life that are out of unity to go around understanding their continuable interests to completion (scattered seeds) and then He moves them to a continuous united status where they do nothing different (take root). The life that takes root and stand up like an always flower or a tree is able to do so once the life of separation is removed from them. The causation of an experiencing area of life going around understanding interests to completion occurs again and again as God places united truth (knowing, knowledge, wisdom) together with the showing of a next related process place of God. You can relate a flower or a tree to the American Government. When it is dis-eased life, the president is integrated with understanding life that is separated and telling him something that is not continuable or set to truth. When this “telling life” is removed from his body posture caused to go around across presentations, understanding their interests complete, he is able to be seen doing what is truth at God whole surface area. Once God’ unravels and frees both business people and intelligence from the president existence (where they travel in and out of slits in God’s sticky hot web), God places this life to perfect seeing and experiencing positions at God’s now interesting process place. With this the president is no longer understood that way and is a human being doing what he can always do. A pastor of a church is a president and God is also removing and repositioning your under belly life of separation. Process places of God are always human beings that God identifies as being able to be known about complete now. Jesus is a process place, and there is a human process place for Wisdom and that is what God is placing absolute knowing about now. You can be interested and anything that is happening in your existence is relating to what is being described here. It is really a phenomenal act of God worthy of your dedicated attention. God always causes agreement with Himself and God is everyone and everything. Distinguishable in two sub areas as different from One.