“…the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor…to comfort all who mourn…to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair.” Isaiah 61:1-3
Our world is poor, broken, and in bondage.
Followers of Jesus Christ have been given a mission and the power to be healers and restorers.
The world is crying. Jesus is calling. We accept the challenge.
We will widen our worldview.
We will give water, attack poverty, and release the prisoners.
We will bring comfort, beauty, joy, and praise.
We will banish despair.
We can make a difference. We must.
Here we stand.
Jesus had a strategy for changing the world. It is still the one that truly works today.
Embrace the purpose
“God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him.”
“I have come that they might have life, and might have it more abundantly.” John 10:10
Go to the party.
“Healthy people don’t need a doctor—sick people do. I have come to call not those who think they are righteous, but those who know they are sinners.” Mark 2:17
Honor God’s commands and character over anyone’s preferences.
“You have a fine way of setting aside the commands of God in order to observe your own traditions!” Mark 7:9
Throw your own party—SERVE.
“He got up from the meal, took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a towel around his waist. After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples' feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around him.” John 13:4-5