There are many hurts, hangups, and habits that God has rescued us from. From addictions, to gossip, anxiety, codependency, the list goes on and on of things that can have a hold on us. It is for these areas and sin in our lives that Jesus Christ went to the cross and was risen on the third day, so that by placing our faith in Him we may be saved. But what happens after a person puts their faith in Christ? That is where the church comes in. Jesus Christ administers the first aid through salvation, and He continues His work through the church, which is a hospital to help us in our recovery. We are all a work in progress, and Jesus is working on every one of us. Through the church, He works on us by helping us to become committed to Him. As we continue to be committed to Jesus Christ we now go through the "physical therapy" of continuing our recovery by exercising our faith to keep it strong.
Continuing the Mission of Seeking and Saving the Lost
“For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.” – Luke 19:10 God’s mission for Jesus was clearly a rescue mission. All throughout His ministry on Earth, Jesus taught, healed, and loved people with a deep sense of urgency. He fully understood the dangerous and toxic beliefs that the religious leaders had promoted. In addition to these warped beliefs, the world as it is today is in desperate need of rescuing. The church is to be the continuation of Jesus’ mission. God has called each of His people to be a part of Rescue Mission 19:10 which is from Luke 19:10 “For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.” Discovering this mission and how it relates to your life is key to knowing God’s will and doing God’s work. Through Rescue 19:10 we will look at how to logically and strategically fulfill this important rescue mission together.