“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and the regaining of sight to the blind, to set free those who are oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favour.”
Jesus’ death and subsequent resurrection continues to proclaim the good news of God’s kingdom that he proclaimed in his earthly ministry. Now we have the opportunity to proclaim the same gospel.
Here’s why it is good news:
- If you are in any kind of bondage, the gospel offers you freedom.
- If you have any kind of illness or injury or defect physically, the gospel offers you healing.
- If you are being treated unfairly or being denied justice in any way, the gospel offers you justice.
Today’ as we partake of these emblems, we can once again affirm our allegiance to the one who bought for us the freedom, healing and justice that we had lost when our ancestors sinned.
We accept by faith the gospel of God’s grace, and declare our faith in the one who is restoring God’s kingdom.
Lord, thank you for you broken body. We celebrate your sacrifice because it means ultimate victory for God and us, because your brokenness on the cross means our complete healing when you return.
Lord, thank you for your shed blood. We celebrate your sacrifice because it means ultimate victory for God and us, because your depletion on the cross means our complete restoration when you return.