Date: November 25, 2001

Series: Building a Community Based on Grace

Speaker: Kevin McKee

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Seeing the World as God sees it
Matthew 9:9-13

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9:9 As Jesus went on from there, he saw a man named Matthew sitting at the tax collector's booth. "Follow me," he told him, and Matthew got up and followed him.

9:10 While Jesus was having dinner at Matthew's house, many tax collectors and "sinners" came and ate with him and his disciples. 11 When the Pharisees saw this, they asked his disciples, "Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and `sinners'?"

9:12 On hearing this, Jesus said, "It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. 13 But go and learn what this means: 'I desire mercy, not sacrifice.' For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners."

Who is God concerned about? (v. 9)

What does God do with those he is concerned about? (vv. 10-11)

Why does God act like he does? (vv. 12-13)

So? What about us?

Missions is not the ultimate goal of the church. Worship is. Missions exists because worship doesn't. Worship is ultimate, not missions, because God is ultimate, not man. Worship, therefore, is the fuel and goal of missions. It's the goal of missions because in missions we simply aim to bring the nations into a white-hot enjoyment of God's glory. The goal of missions is the gladness of the peoples in the greatness of God.
Let the Nations be Glad, John Piper

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