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What does the Gospel mean to them?



  • July 03, 2018
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When you think about the power of the Gospel, you probably imagine the impact it’s had on your life. Maybe you think of your family and friends who have found comfort, rest, and peace in Scripture.

But when you read the Bible through the eyes of the hurting, poor, and needy, it gives you a new perspective.

The words of Scripture are life changing for everyone. But for those facing persecution and poverty, those words could be their only source of hope. And the Gospel doesn’t offer hope in half measures. It proclaims hope, love, and peace, loudly and joyfully.

Few places show the hope of Scripture so clearly as Isaiah 61:

The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me,
   because the Lord has anointed me
    to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
   to proclaim freedom for the captives
    and release from darkness for the prisoners …
to comfort all who mourn,
     and provide for those who grieve in Zion —
to bestow on them a crown of beauty
    instead of ashes,
the oil of joy
    instead of mourning,
and a garment of praise
    instead of a spirit of despair.

Isaiah 61:1-3a (NIV)

Imagine a refugee, stuck in a destitute camp, reading that God offers a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair.

Imagine a girl trapped in the sex industry reading about freedom for captives and release from darkness for prisoners.

Imagine a persecuted Christian who has lost jobs and friends to discrimination reading that God will comfort those who mourn and provide for those who grieve.

This one chapter offers transformative hope for the poor, the captive, the heartbroken, and the despairing. It offers exactly what this world needs. And it says what people around the world need to hear.

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Each month, you can give 25 more people access to Isaiah 61 and all the other important messages Scripture offers. Your gift will make you part of fulfilling the Great Commission and reaching the whole world with the Good News it desperately needs.

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