Kevin DeYoung|6:06 am CT

Come to Cross (December 27-30, 2013)

Over the last couple years a number of us began praying and dreaming–individually and then together–about a student missions conference whose theology would be robust and rooted in the doctrines of grace, and whose focus would be on the unreached peoples of the world. Out of this burden, passion, and vision came Cross.

Cross exists for the global purpose of magnifying the kingly majesty of Jesus Christ. Our focus is on all the unreached peoples of the world where Jesus is not worshipped as God and Savior.

To that end CROSS aims to mobilize students for the most dangerous and loving cause in the universe: rescuing people from eternal suffering and bringing them into the everlasting joy of friendship with Jesus.

Jesus said that every person without faith in him, remains under the wrath of God (John 3:36). He also said that God did not send him “to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him” (John 3:17).

That saving faith is born through the message of Jesus’ blood and righteousness—his cross. Everyone who believes is saved. But nobody believes without a messenger.

World missions is the glorious gospel enterprise of going like Christ into another cultural world to rescue people from eternal suffering, and renovate their broken lives, that they might render to God the splendor of his majesty through faith in Christ.

There is no better reason to lose your life and no greater way to live it.

The conference will be in Louisville, Kentucky during Christmas break, December 27-30, 2013.

I know I speak for the rest of leadership team–Thabiti Anyabwile, John Piper, David Platt, Zane Pratt, David Sitton, Mack Stiles–in encouraging you to check out the website, talk to your classmates, grab some students, and sign up.

The cost is very affordable, especially if you register right now. And more importantly, the cause is worth everything we’ve got.

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