But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.
And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
We are commanded to go and make disciples among all the nations. We are called to proclaim and demonstrate the gospel in Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, and to the end of the earth.
Not only were we created for God’s glory, but we were created to declare and demonstrate God’s glory to all the nations. Our hearts cry out with the Psalmist, Sing to the Lord, bless his name; tell of His salvation from day to day. Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples! (Psalm 96:2-3) Just as God sent Christ, his only Son, into the world, Christ now sends us, his disciples, into the world as his witnesses for the glory of his name. God’s desire is for all nations to worship Him throughout eternity. Our passion in missions is more than obedience and action; it is more than serving and ministering. Our passion for missions is fueled by our passion for God’s glory and our vision to see the nations in ceaseless, adoring worship of God.
Therefore, by God’s grace, we seek to go to every tribe, tongue, and nation to reach them with the gospel of Jesus Christ, that they would find their lasting and most satisfying joy in Him alone! As John Piper states, “We simply aim to bring the nations into the white hot enjoyment of God’s glory.” Our hope is to be used of God to make for Himself worshippers in Fayetteville, Arkansas, the United States, Latin America, and the end of the earth.