Ps Amanda Busstra - Sunday - 10th October 2021
|Community Impact - One Person at a Time|
Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, "Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?" And I said, "Here am I. Send me!
Jesus had a BIG mission to save the world! He came to fulfill the words of Isaiah by proclaiming good news to the poor, freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind. Setting the oppressed free, and to proclaiming the year of the Lord's favour (Luke 4:18-19). And while he preached to thousands, he accomplished his mission through the individuals he ministered to.
He made time for the outcasts - he loved those rejected by society
He brought healing to the broken - he met the need
He had conversations with the questioning - those who were genuinely thirsty
He made time for those who cried out to him - he didn't rush past them.
So how do we have community impact by following the example of Jesus? Ps Amanda proposed that a big part of it comes down to simply loving on one person at a time
1) Embrace the outcast - Matthew 5:27-32
2)Serve - John 13:12-15
3) Meet the need - Matthew 25:35-40
What is our response when God asks, "who shall I send?"
Will we respond with Isaiah's answer?
Here I am Lord, send me!