Encouraging, Living, Reaching

April 20, 2017

Scott Duncan

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me,
Because He has anointed Me
To preach the gospel to the poor;
He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted,
To proclaim liberty to the captives
And recovery of sight to the blind,
To set at liberty those who are oppressed;
To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.”  Luke 4:18-19

As disciples of the Lord Jesus we have the sweet privilege of sharing our relationship with God to others. Therefore we should encourage one another in our gatherings to fulfill our Lord’s commission to preach the gospel and witness for Him.  We can be bold since we have the same power in us that was working through Jesus as He: 
1. Gave hope to the poor 
2. Healed the brokenhearted 
3. Freed the captives & oppressed 
4. Provided light for the path of those that were lost and without God.
We don’t need to perform the miracles that our Lord Jesus did, we can simply point those in need to the One that met our need.  May we never take for granted that the Spirit of the Lord that is within us desires to declare the love and power of Jesus and proclaim Him as the true Son of God and only Savior of mankind!