The message I delivered on Saturday night at INFUSION 2010 DC is now available. The subject: the eternal purpose of God.
The assumption made by countless Christians today is that God’s ultimate purpose and mission is to save the lost. Or it’s to make the world a better place.
But that’s not true. These are aspects of the mission of God, but they aren’t the mission. God’s mission is His eternal purpose, and it goes way beyond saving lost souls and making this earth a better place to live.
If there is one thing that makes me tick spiritually and that drives my life and ministry, it is the eternal purpose.
Each of my books is dedicated to presenting a certain feature of it.
The two main aspects of the eternal purpose are (1) the centrality, supremacy, and headship of Christ and (2) the practical expression of the church, which is His Body.
Since 2005, I’ve been crafting a library of books, audios, articles, and interviews all on the subject of God’s eternal purpose and its various aspects.
Someone recently described the message I delivered in DC as my “flagship” talk on the subject. I’m not sure if that’s the case because I felt like I left a number of key points out that I wish I remembered to include. However, the message does encapsulate the eternal purpose in a single talk.
I hope it blesses you and gives you a greater vision of Christ, His church, the Scriptures, and God’s ultimate intention.
If you find it of help, feel free to pass it on to your friends.
Books on the Eternal Purpose
From Eternity to Here – an unveiling of the eternal purpose from Genesis to Revelation.
Reimagining Church – how local churches can live and gather to fulfill the eternal purpose.
Finding Organic Church – how churches can be planted and sustained in such a way as to advance the eternal purpose.
The Untold Story of the New Testament Church – a chronological and historical look at the New Testament in light of the eternal purpose.
Jesus Manifesto – the center and circumference of the eternal purpose.
Pagan Christianity – common obstacles to the eternal purpose.
Revise Us Again – how the eternal purpose effects our spiritual walk.
Other Audios on the Eternal Purpose
All of the above audios are also on iTunes.
Other posts on the eternal purpose (including interviews with Ed Stetzer, Darin Hufford, Christianity Today, The Christian Post, etc.)