Working on this next book got me thinking. . . Are we saved by faith, only to carry out our mission by works?
Pull down off your shelves every book you have on evangelism, church planting or mission. Flip through them. What premise are they based on? Who is the main character in their story or view of the world? Who makes things happen? Who's in charge?
Now skim through the book of Acts and ask the same questions. Who's in charge? Who calls the shots? Who leads the way? I'll give you a hint, it's not Peter, or any of the Twelve, it's not even Paul.
If we don't get this right, we're not even in the game.