Serving in the Midst of Crisis (Dr. Joe Manickam, Mennonite Central Committee Asia Director)

January 19, 2014

Texts:  Isaiah 49.1-7 & 1 Corinthians 1.1-9

The church serves.  It offers itself to God, and to God’s creation, in order to fulfill God’s missional design.  Isaiah points to the promise of a messiah who will serve all peoples – including those not yet in the kingdom of God (i.e., Gentiles).  Paul reminds a badly divided and broken church (1 Corinthians 1.1-9) that God’s utter faithfulness provides the church with all they need to faithful to the world.

Dr. Joe Manickam, Mennonite Central Committee Asia Director