Sunday, February 22, 2009

The fullness of ministry

This passage in the Gospel of Luke gives us a wonderful picture of Christ’s earthly ministry. He preached the gospel message to the lost; He announced the freedom we now have from our sinful ways, from our addictions, and from the forces of darkness; He brought physical healing; He proclaimed that life in His kingdom is abundant life. In other words, the ministry of Jesus was about preaching, teaching, healing, and deliverance. This is also a clear description of what our lives should be about as we continue the work of Christ.
18 "The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed, 19 to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor." - Luke 4:18-19

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