The “Got Grace!” Mission: To be the Hands and Feet of Jesus Christ to the de-churched, un-churched, and those who long for a new-church; to embody and live out the gospel by intentionally transforming the communal landscape in a measurable and sustainable way.
LUKE 10:1-5 1 Jesus entered Jericho and was passing through. 2 A man was there by the name of Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax collector and was wealthy. 3 He wanted to see who Jesus was, but because he was short he could not see over the crowd. 4 So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore-fig tree to see him, since Jesus was coming that way. 5 When Jesus reached the spot, he looked up and said to him, “Zacchaeus, come down immediately. I must stay at your house today.” 6 So he came down at once and welcomed him gladly.
There are many people who want to see Jesus, but, the goal of the enemy is to crowd their view. The enemy crowds your view with issues of life; kids in trouble and just won’t do right, no good man or no man at all, baby mommy drama, bills past due, lost of job, lost of love ones, illness, depression, drugs, alcohol, what we did or didn’t do. The economy, the desire to fit in with the crowd and the struggle to get out of situations that they know are dragging them down. People are strung out, put out and stuck out, broke, busted and disgusted.
If Amazing GRACE is to live out our mission, like Jesus, we must reach the spot, look up, get their attention and call them to fellowship with Jesus and experience His amazing GRACE.
To do this we must get out of our comfort zone, break through what the enemy is crowding us with. What is keeping you stuck, why can’t you get to the point where you reach out and live out the great commission: Matthew 28: 18-20… 18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”