For the Sake of His Name is a new hymn by Chris Anderson and Greg Habegger, written in honor of the 10th Anniversary of the Student Global Impact National Conference, a ministry of Inter-City Baptist Church which promotes the work of world evangelization to college students from around the country. The hymn, based on 3 John 7 and similar passages, emphasizes God’s glory as the primary motivation for evangelism. The concept of Christ-centered, doxological evangelism is thoroughly Scriptural. However, two books—John Piper’s book Let the Nations Be Glad and Dave Doran’s book For the Sake of His Name—have especially helped me understand and appreciate it.
The new hymn debuted at the conference on January 5, 2010. We pray that it will be a “battle cry” for the cause of missions and the glory of God.
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