Students going on mission is an outcome of healthy discipleship. The primary reason going is an outcome of healthy discipleship is because Spirit-filled disciples are joy-filled disciples (Acts 13:52, Gal 5:22). True joy cannot be contained.
Tim Dearborn, author of Beyond Duty: A Passion for Christ, A Heart for Mission, says we shouldn’t be motivated by “bad news of sad problems” because we have experienced “good news of great joy.”
We are tasked with making disciples who believe in the authority of Scripture and obey its commands so “going” should be normative.
Spirit-filled, joy-filled disciples whose lives have been radically changed by the gospel will go because their hearts resonate with the Psalmist, “Let the peoples praise you, O God; let all the peoples praise you! Let the nations be glad and sing for joy!” (Psalm 67:3,4).
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