Problems that Connect
The following THREE messages connected strongly with Jesus followers for how they think about the problems of the world. Don’t think of these as phrases to copy and paste, but as a way of framing specific mission needs and opportunities to those you wish to inspire.
Separation from God Hurts the World
Humanity’s separation from God has left the world with terrible consequences of our rebellion. Rejection of the Creator and of His ways leaves people on their own and without hope.
The World is Broken
Something is very wrong with our world. It was not designed to be like this. Injustice and widespread hurt are too common for so many innocent people. This is not how humanity was created to live.
So Much More is Possible
People are not living abundantly with fulfilled, fruitful lives. They choose to compromise what is right, give in to worldly pressures, ignore what could be and ultimately forfeit the positive significance they were made for.
Other Tested Problems
The following TWO problem messages did not connect well with Jesus followers in most cultures.
Global Division is Rampant
People not only look out for their own interests, but aggressively impose them upon others. Human respect and dignity are lost as people put themselves above their communities, neighbourhoods, schools and even families.
No Choice. No Freedom.
In some places of the world men, women and children don’t have the opportunity to choose how to live, love or worship. They are kept from knowledge of how to live a better life, they live in bondage with no choice for a better future. No hope. No options. No freedom.