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