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Equipping for Missional Discipleship

Jerry Meadows asks “How can we move students from a few moments of impact into true spiritual momentum? How can we move them from a trip or event mentality into a Gospel centered life?” Live58 celebrates the 1,400+ students and leaders who served local communities through 25 host churches this summer.

If we aren’t serving the vulnerable, we are preaching a crippled gospel. Michelle Minnich of Winston-Salem, North Carolina shares how River Oaks Community Church sends compassionate missionary servants devoted to Jesus and his ways.

It’s so easy to avoid asking God the hard questions. It’s uncomfortable, possibly even scary. At the same time, we have seen so many miracles of justice we may be tempted to think it’s our work, our strivings that bring justice to the hurting and oppressed. IJM’s guide for Just Prayer: A Journey through the Work of Prayer and Justice helps us encounter the heart of our Father and enter into deeper relationship with Him—to walk intimately with Him, to hear His voice and to let Him hear ours.

Jesus presented the church primarily as a dynamic kingdom community, an unstoppable spiritual force on earth, and a eschatological agent of transformation. We are disciples making disciples in the kingdom of God. We are commissioned to engage the world and participate in the reconciliation of all things. Live58 Alliance member, Compassion International, does this through holistic disciplemaking.

May we know the heart of God for all of His creation. May we be missional disciples reaching out to those in our own community, as well as all over the world.

 

Abounding grace to you. With gratitude,


Rob Harvey
Executive Director

 


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The True Fast

Isaiah 58

Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

1 “Cry out loudly, don’t hold back!
Raise your voice like a trumpet.
Tell My people their transgression
and the house of Jacob their sins.

2 They seek Me day after day
and delight to know My ways,
like a nation that does what is right
and does not abandon the justice of their God.
They ask Me for righteous judgments;
they delight in the nearness of God.”

3 “Why have we fasted, but You have not seen?
We have denied ourselves, but You haven’t noticed!”
“Look, you do as you please on the day of your fast,
and oppress all your workers.

4 You fast with contention and strife
to strike viciously with your fist.
You cannot fast as you do today,
hoping to make your voice heard on high.

5 Will the fast I choose be like this:
A day for a person to deny himself,
to bow his head like a reed,
and to spread out sackcloth and ashes?
Will you call this a fast
and a day acceptable to the Lord?

6 Isn’t the fast I choose:
To break the chains of wickedness,
to untie the ropes of the yoke,
to set the oppressed free,
and to tear off every yoke?

7 Is it not to share your bread with the hungry,
to bring the poor and homeless into your house,
to clothe the naked when you see him,
and not to ignore your own flesh and blood?

8 Then your light will appear like the dawn,
and your recovery will come quickly.
Your righteousness will go before you,
and the Lord’s glory will be your rear guard.

9 At that time, when you call, the Lord will answer;
when you cry out, He will say, ‘Here I am.’
If you get rid of the yoke among you,
the finger-pointing and malicious speaking,

10 and if you offer yourself to the hungry,
and satisfy the afflicted one,
then your light will shine in the darkness,
and your night will be like noonday.

11 The Lord will always lead you,
satisfy you in a parched land,
and strengthen your bones.
You will be like a watered garden
and like a spring whose waters never run dry.

12 Some of you will rebuild the ancient ruins;
you will restore the foundations laid long ago;
you will be called the repairer of broken walls,
the restorer of streets where people live.