1. A Passion for God’s Glory.
“…our God and Father, to Whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen.” ||Gal. 1.4b-5
“…do all for the glory of God.” || 1 Cor. 10.31b
2. A Passion to Know Jesus Christ.
“Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Jesus my Lord. For His sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ…” || Phil. 3.8
3. A Passion for the Gospel.
“For I am not ashamed of the Gospel…” || Rom. 1.16a
4. A Passion for Preaching.
“So I am eager to preach the gospel…” || Rom. 1.15a
“…we preach Christ crucified…” || 1 Cor. 1.23a
“…I was appointed a preacher…” || 1 Tim. 2.7a
5. A Passion for Prayer.
“Continue steadfastly in prayer…” || Col. 4.2a
6. A Passion for the Familial Character of the Church.
“For though you have countless guides in Christ, you do not have many fathers. For I became your father in Christ Jesus through the Gospel.” || 1 Cor. 4.15
“Let brotherly love continue.” || Heb. 13.1
7. A Passion for Elder-led Churches.
“This is why I left you in Crete, so that you might put what remained into order, and appoint elders in every town as I directed you…” || Titus 1.5
“And when they had appointed elders for them in every church, with prayer and fasting they committed them to the Lord in whom they had believed.” || Acts 14.23
“Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God, which He obtained with His own blood.” || Acts 20.28
8. A Passion for Domestic Mission.
“…always be sober-minded, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.” || 2 Tim. 4.5
9. A Passion for Character and Sound Doctrine.
“Keep a close watch on yourself and on your teaching.” || 1 Tim. 4.16a
“…teach what accords with sound doctrine.” || Titus 2.1
10. A Passion for the Unreached/Unengaged Peoples of the Earth.
“…I make it my ambition to preach the Gospel, not where Christ has already been named…” || Rom. 15.20a
“…our hope is that as your faith increases, our area of influence along you may be greatly enlarged, so that we may preach the Gospel in lands beyond you…” || 2 Cor. 10.15-16a
11. A Passion for the Mystery of Israel and Her Salvation.
“Brothers, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for them is that they may be saved.” || Rom. 10.1
“Lest you be wise in your own sight, I do not want you to be unaware of this mystery, brothers… all Israel shall be saved…” || Rom. 11.25-26
12. A Passion for Spirit-Endued Community and Mission.
“Pursue love, and earnestly desire the spiritual gifts, especially that you may prophesy.” || 1 Cor. 14.1
“Finally, brothers, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may speed ahead and be honored…” || 2 Thess. 3.1a
13. A Passion for Kingdom Priorities in All of Life.
“…let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see to it that she respects her husband.” || Eph. 5.33
“Children, obey your parents in the Lord… Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.” || Eph. 6.1, 4
“…aspire to live quietly, and to mind your own affairs, and to work with your hands… so that you may walk properly before outsiders and be dependent on no one.” || 1 Thess. 4.11-12
“Owe no one anything…” || Rom. 13.8a
“Be generous and ready to share…” || 1 Tim. 6.18
14. A Passion for the “Poured-Out” Life.
“I will most gladly spend and be spend for your souls.” || 2 Cor. 12.15
“…we were ready to share with you not only the Gospel of God but also our own selves…” || 1 Thess. 2.8
“For I am already being poured out as a drink offering…” || 2 Tim. 4.6a
15. A Passion for the Resurrection, the Day of the Lord, and the Return of Jesus Christ.
“…that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and may share His sufferings, becoming like Him in His death, that by any means possible I may attain the resurrection from the dead.” || Phil. 3.10-11
“…we ourselves, who have the first fruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies.” || Rom. 8.23
“…waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ…” || Titus 2.13