What Is the Mission of the Church?

Making Sense of Social Justice, Shalom and the Great Commission
Narrated by: Adam Verner
Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
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Addressing mission, evangelism, and social justice, two pastors draw listeners to the Bible's teaching on some contentious matters. Listeners in all spheres of ministry will grow in their understanding of the mission of the Church and gain a renewed sense of urgency for Jesus' call to preach the Word and make disciples.

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"Christ is the greatest message in the world, and delivering it is the greatest mission. But are we losing our focus? Are we being distracted, sometimes even by good things? Zealous Christians disagree sharply today over the church’s proper ministry and mission. Kevin DeYoung and Greg Gilbert bring us back to first things in an age of mission creep and distraction. Offering balanced wisdom, this book will give us not only encouragement but discomfort exactly where we all need it. It’s the kind of biblical sanity we need at this moment." (Michael S. Horton, J. Gresham Machen Professor of Systematic Theology and Apologetics, Westminster Seminary, California)

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Bringing us back to the core

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This book is a great resource to use as a lense to reflect upon the current rush towards a social gospel message and reminds us what the core belief of Christians should be... the cross! I found this book very helpful.

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Inspiring and Thoughtful Content

This book provides an unapologetic, refreshing, biblical-based perspective on the responsibilities of Christians. The only disappointment was that when the book quoted scripture, the narrator assumed an almost-Ossie Davis tone which detracted from the content because it wasn't genuine.

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Thoughtful and Well written

I both enjoyed and appreciated Kevin DeYoung and Greg Gilbert's work on the mission of the church. The book does a good job of exploring what the Bible has to say about missions and social justice. The authors are very humble and do a great job of being charitable towards those with whom they disagree. The one negative for me is that the authors advocate for Amillenial theology. I am Premillennial. This doesn't disqualify the work, since they come to pretty similar conclusions, but it is helpful to be aware that they may have a different understanding of the Kingdom than you.

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A Sober Minded Response to Liberalism

As in his other works, DeYoung manages to give a very sober and realistic response to pendulum swings within the Church. His take on social justice, shalom, and other sexy evangelical buzzwords will add needed clarity to an American church struggling to make sense of the new rise of liberalism.

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Nothing new here except the terrible narration.

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Standard reformed theological understanding of the concept of

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