The Mission, the Meaning and the Message of Jesus Christ

by T. Austin-Sparks

First published in "A Witness and A Testimony" magazines, 1969-1970, Vol. 47-1 - 48-6.

This series of messages was preceded by the following note from Mr Austin-Sparks:

"The following is the first of four messages given by the editor at the Aeschi (Switzerland) Conference in September, 1968. They are the beginning of what may become a book to be published in due course. In editing these messages, some little additions have been made because, being given at the time in three languages, time was strictly limited."

The prayers which precede and conclude these messages were not published in the magazines but are included in the book published by Emmanuel Church with this explanation: "The prayers... were sent to us from a member of the body of Christ who attended the conference... All these prayers were prayed when brother Sparks gave this series of messages... In the reprinting of these messages we have added each prayer in the order it was breathed for the enrichment of the body of Christ."

In keeping with T. Austin-Sparks' wishes that what was freely received should be freely given and not sold for profit, and that his messages be reproduced word for word, we ask if you choose to share these messages with others, to please respect his wishes and offer them freely - free of any changes, free of any charge (except necessary distribution costs) and with this statement included.