When Jesus walked this earth, he served people in both physical and spiritual ways. Everything Jesus did had a purpose and it was to give whoever he served hope.
In fact, when asked why he did the things he did, Jesus responded, “Healthy people don’t need a doctor—sick people do. I have come to call not those who think they are righteous, but those who know they are sinners and need to repent.”
In other words, Jesus spent his time on earth focusing on those who were searching. They were searching because they had no hope, but they knew it had to exist – somewhere.
We exist to be an extension of Jesus’ hands to our community. We take to heart Jesus’ following words in everything we do:
“…‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the creation of the world. For I was hungry, and you fed me. I was thirsty, and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger, and you invited me into your home. I was naked, and you gave me clothing. I was sick, and you cared for me. I was in prison, and you visited me.’… ‘I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!’” (Matthew 25:34-36, 40).
Our physical and spiritual needs are intertwined. Our physical selves affect our spiritual selves and vice versa. If one is not being cared for, the other will suffer, too. One of God’s spokespeople penned, “your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit… you must honor God with your body” (1 Corinthians 6:19-20).
Please, take some time to explore our website and some of the ways we are serving the physical and spiritual needs of our community and city. Check back often for expanded and new ways we’re following the Holy Spirit’s leading through these means.