Many programs for outreach, discipleship, and spiritual discipline are available at any bookstore and on countless websites. We assume that we already know the nature of the Great Commission and the appropriate methods of carrying it out. But Michael Horton contends that it too often becomes our mission instead of God’s. At a time when churches are zealously engaged in writing up mission statements and strategic plans, he argues that we must ask ourselves anew whether we’re ambassadors, following the script we’ve been given—or whether we’re building our own kingdoms with our own blueprint. Pastors, church leaders, and readers of Horton’s Christless Christianity and The Gospel-Driven Life will value this frank and hopeful exploration of the Great Commission as a call to understanding and good practice.
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Mike Horton has written the best book I’ve ever read on the Great Commission. Mike demonstrates in delectably deep and down-to-earth ways that no matter how hard we try or how ‘radical’ we get, any engine smaller than the gospel that we depend on for power to do what God has called us to do—most importantly, the Great Commission—will conk out.
—Tullian Tchividjian, pastor, Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Michael Horton is the J. Gresham Machen Professor of Systematic Theology at Westminster Seminary California. He is the main host of the White Horse Inn radio broadcast and the editor-in-chief of Modern Reformation magazine. He is the author or editor of more than 20 books.