Launching a new church is about lots of things but primarily it is about Jesus – and his ongoing story of liberating the world from its bondage to decay. Now that may sound grandiose, but it is the essential claim of Jesus, of his church and of our new community. We plant new churches because we want to be a part of that story as it unfolds around the world today. Is Jesus irrelevant, weak, boring? Not the Jesus that I know.
In Luke 4 Jesus announces what he has come to do by reading an ancient prophets scroll. He says, “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favour.” It says he then rolled up the scroll and proclaimed, “Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.” That is was his mission, that is his mission, that is our mission. Where Jesus is, there is freedom.
Join us this Sunday as we launch the new church for the Manly region of Sydney. We will be kicking off at 5pm at 275 Pittwater Rd, Manly. There is parking at the Manly Seniors Centre and in surrounding streets.
Come, help us continue the Jesus story.