My pastor, Steven Mock, preached on Psalm 96 on Sunday. He called this Psalm “a missionary melody.”
“Declare his glory among the nations,
his marvelous works among all the peoples!”
There were three key points that Steven made from the text:
1. Mission starts with worship (v. 1)
Mission is about maturing disciples of Jesus Christ.
John Piper said “Mission exists because worship doesn’t.”
2. Mission overflows to the nations (v. 3)
They are enslaved by idols.
John Calvin said “The human heart is a factory of idols.”
3. Mission is temporary (v. 13)
Mission is temporary, but worship is forever!
Jim Elliot said “He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose.”