The Two Handed Gospel
Jesus spoke the truth, in love, and showed the truth in his actions. If we are to fully represent Christ today we need to both proclaim his truth and demonstrate his love.
It’s time to dismantle the false separation of preaching versus demonstrating the gospel, the old evangelical versus social gospel divide.
Acts of mercy reveal God’s true compassionate character in a compelling way to a broken and hurting world.
We are called to be the healing, restoring hand and feet of Jesus today, whilst also proclaiming His message faithfully.
We are called to a two handed gospel that reaches to the farthest corners of the globe, and ministers into the darkest corners of broken humanity. No nation or people should be beyond our love and care.
Global Compassion & Justice Network
A message from Karl Bandlien, MD
International Director, Global Compassion Network
The global crisis of human suffering and injustice is growing at an alarming speed.
Daily we receive reports from around the world of unspeakable human tragedies of suffering and with them comes the horrifying realization of how inadequate the current response of the world community is to alleviate the suffering and correct the injustice.
We believe it is the responsibility of the global Christian community not to complain about the inadequacies of the response of the world community, but to take seriously our own calling as Christians to obey God’s command for action.
Global Compassion & Justice Network is based on this:
“To loose the chains of injustice and to untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke. Is it not to share your food with the hungry and provide the poor wanderer with shelter, when you see the naked to clothe him and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood?”
(Isaiah 58:6-7 NIV)
“He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God”
Micah 6 v 8
You make a difference
Are there local projects near you that connect with global justice issues? – get in touch, volunteer, raise funds, help be their hands and feet.
Prayer fuels effective action. Check out One Voice, Tearfund’s global poverty prayer space.
Gather some friends and start a compassion & justice focused prayer group.
Attend conferences and training with any of our partners listed below.
We are all called to be the hands and feet of Jesus in our world today, and if you want to get involved, check out some of the great opportunities, resources and partners listed below.
Or get in touch by email and we would be delighted to assist you:
Partners & Resources
Kindle Book: Bring Your Eyes and See: Our Journey into Justice, Compassion, and Action (International Adventures) by
Steve Goode, Marie Goode, Jemimah Wright
The 777 document details call2all’s commitment to reach the “all” everywhere. To download it in PDF format please click the button below:
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