Especially, if you believe God in His sovereignty will save elect people without your help–or anyone’s. Especially if you believe that today, missions should be obsolete. “Let indigenous people lead their own to Christ.” You’ve got to hear this. It was aimed at pastors and the tip of the spear found its mark here. But it could stir you too.
Last week Pastor Brandon and I flew to Kentucky to marinate for 3 days in the good news at “Together for the Gospel 2012” [T4G] in Louisville. Among others you should check out Kevin DeYoung’s message on holy living by God’s grace, as well as Mark Dever’s sermon on unconverted church attendees, at www.t4g.org. But David Platt’s message on missions…, well, you just have to hear this. Especially if you have no interest in the unreached people of the world. Don’t care about any of them, don’t pray about any of them. “Shucks, there are lost people right in my neighborhood. Right here.”