John 9 – The Sending of God – Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary – 4/28/08 – Dr. Geoff Hammond

This podcast is pretty cool. It left me with this driven point: the sending of God, along with His call, is what will sustain us in our mission, whether it’s in “secular” jobs or otherwise.

He says that too often we take the “call” of God (which he believes in and which is very good!), go where we’re called to go, and then sit there and fellowship. We hang out with other Christians, basically, until we have further instructions.

He said that it’s the sending of God that will sustain passion in us wherever we go.

For a guy considering a church plant someday, this is a good word. I’m not to find a comfy group of Christian friends and veg, I’m to constantly act on the sending of God, being sent to do a work with an unknown time limit. The urgency of the call is one thing, but once you go there, the urgency is finished. The urgency of being sent is daily.

If we plant a church, we are not called to go do it and get comfy, we’re called to go do it and share the gospel with people, contextualizing it, explaining it, relating with God while fighting against disease, hunger, death, etc.


About davestuartjr
Dave Stuart Jr. is a full-time teacher who writes about becoming better, saner teachers at He is a follower of Jesus Christ, a husband to Crystal, and a father to Hadassah, Laura, and Marlena.

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