To The Ends of the Earth

Blog post 9-18-18

Jesus radically turned the world upside down. His life, death and resurrection sparked a worldwide movement of these new believers that no longer answered to the kings or religious rulers of the world, but to a ruling Messiah, a heavenly King, a redeeming Priest, a loving God. The message was simple, yet profoundly strange and nearly incomprehensible, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit” (Acts 2:38). It was through this very message that the sick were healed, the sinner was restored, relationships mended, the poor and widows provided for, the walls of diversity broken down, and the assurance of an eternal salvation was given to the world. This message was not only a message of hope and faith, but one of radical transformation.

Today, our world is starving and striving for answers to the biggest issues of our day, and its the Church (not the institution, but the people) that has been given the mission to extend God’s plan of redemption from generation to generation. Our Kingdom mandate is to share Jesus with the world. God is already at work — we simply need to join Him in it.

Matt teaching at Village Church of Barrington, Barrington, IL, on February 18, 2018.

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