~When The Church Hurts Your Heart~ (part 2)

~Jesus Factor~ When Jesus spoke His mission statement in that Nazareth synagogue, it was shortly after He returned from one of the most intense spiritual battles recorded in Scripture. (pg. 61)  “Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, left the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, where for forty days he was tempted by the devil. He ate …

~The Mended Heart (Introduction Part 2)~

Brokenness has many faces. It’s found in the heart of a 30-something woman who thrust a photo of her handsome husband and a little girl with a sweet baby-tooth smile into my hands and whispers, “I just can’t keep feeling this way. I want more for them. I need more for me.” It’s found in …

~The Mended Heart (Introduction Part 1)~

“I am anointed to preach the gospel to the poor, to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, to give sight to the blind, and to set at liberty those who are bruised,” Jesus said in the most magnificent Mission Statement ever conceived. And He fulfilled it perfectly, exquisitely, completely. Jon Coursen Whenever …

~Jesus’ Mission Statement~

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, Because He has anointed Me To preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives And recovery of sight to the blind, To set at liberty those who are oppressed; To proclaim the acceptable year of …