Redemption, Accomplished & Applied.

September 3, 2023 Preacher: Gareth Franks Series: Missions Emphasis

Topic: The Gospel, Missions Scripture: John 19:28–30

As a church we have a mission from God himself, to make disciples of His son Jesus. The mission of the church is the Great Commission. If we profess to love the glory of God, we’ll want to do everything we can to extend that glory to the ends of the earth. 

In our passage we see God's glory displayed for sinners in the finished work of Christ on the cross of Calvary. But these words of Christ on the cross, are not just redemptive in its accomplishment, but also MISSIONAL in its application.

  1. Jesus Earthly Mission Was Finished (John 19:30)
  2. The Work of Redemption Was Finished (Eph.1:7-10)
  3. The Power of Death Was Finished (Rom.6:4-5)

The fundamental mission of Christ’s time on earth was to fulfill God’s plan of saving the lost. Christ fulfilled His mission. Jesus knew that his earthly mission was finished, it was accomplished… but the church was now to make known to the world of this accomplished redemption, they are to “make disciples of Jesus”. Christ’s mission is finished (no-one can add anything to the completed work of redemption), but the mission of the church is still ongoing!!!

As John Piper reminds us in his book, Let the Nations be glad; “Missions exists because worship doesn’t. Worship is ultimate, not missions, because God is ultimate, not man. When this age is over, and the countless millions of the redeemed fall on their faces before the throne of God, missions will be no more.”




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