Luke 4:18-19 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.
We understand that this passage was a prophecy of the Lord’s coming and His work. But, what a challenge these words are to those of us who preach the Gospel today. Is this not why we sacrifice, give, pray, and go? And yet, many times I fear, in the midst of “ministry”, we get caught up in programs and paperwork, and neglect following the example that Christ left us – working with needy people. Might we, as we go soul winning, do followup, and work with people this weekend, minister with this purpose in mind.