“…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.
As Christ-followers, we are part of a Kingdom that is not of this world, but a Kingdom that is coming. Everything we do, we do as unto the King.
“I will develop my life for the greater good. I will place character above riches, and concern for others above personal wealth. I will never boast, but cherish humility instead. I will speak the truth at all times, and forever keep my word. I will defend those who cannot defend themselves. I will honor and respect women, and refute sexism in all its guises. I will uphold justice by being fair to all. I will be faithful in love and loyal in friendship. I will abhor scandals and gossip - neither partake nor delight in them. I will be generous to the poor and to those who need help. I will forgive when asked, that my own mistakes will be forgiven. I will live my life with courtesy and honor from this day forward.” - King Arthur, Le Morte d'Arthur: King Arthur and the Legends of the Round Table
The Oath to the King:
“Whatever you eat, drink, or do, do it all in the name of Jesus...” Colossians 3:17
“Follow me as I follow Christ.” I Corinthians 11:1
Show them a personal relationship with the King.
Invite them to experience the fellowship of the round table.
Expose them to the thrill of doing something significant for the Kingdom.
“Now to the King, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen!” I Timothy 1:17
To the King!