Rope Burn: Suffering and the World Mission for Those Who Stay: Andrew Fuller (1754-1815), Part 4

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[The following post contains notes taken from an address Dr. Prince gave on Andrew Fuller. Read Part 1, Part 2, Part 3]


Application: Andrew Fuller Still Speaks

We must spend and be spent for the sake of the Gospel with an energetic and rugged spirituality.

We must have an uncompromising commitment to the Word of God.

We must have a theology that is Christ-centered and not us-centered.

Mission must be our Christian vocation and not an avocation. Fuller was missional before missional was cool.

Finally, Fuller’s life calls us to look at our hands. Is there any rope burn?

And if you do see some rope burn that should humble you all the more. As Fuller wrote to Carey in 1803,

“God has honored us not a little by employing us in this great work; but as the honor does not belong to us, we must return it. The crowns do not seem to fit our heads; therefore they must be cast at the feet of Jesus.” (The Armies of the Lamb, p. 53)

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David E. Prince is pastor of preaching and vision at Ashland Avenue Baptist Church in Lexington, Kentucky and assistant professor of Christian preaching at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the author of In the Arena and Church with Jesus as the Hero. He blogs at Prince on Preaching and frequently writes for The Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, For the Church, the BGEA and Preaching Today