Sustainable Excellence What are we doing, really?
'For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in; naked, and you clothed Me; I was sick, and you visited Me; I was in prison, and you came to Me’ … 'Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.' (Mat 25:35-40) "A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. "By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another." (Jhn13:34-35) He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out upon us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that being justified by His grace we would be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life. This is a trustworthy statement; and concerning these things I want you to speak confidently, so that those who have believed God will be careful to engage in good deeds. These things are good and profitable for men. (Tit 3:5-8) "THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD IS UPON ME, BECAUSE HE ANOINTED ME TO PREACH THE GOSPEL TO THE POOR. HE HAS SENT ME TO PROCLAIM RELEASE TO THE CAPTIVES, AND RECOVERY OF SIGHT TO THE BLIND, TO SET FREE THOSE WHO ARE OPPRESSED, TO PROCLAIM THE FAVORABLE YEAR OF THE LORD." (Luk 4:18-19) What do we have to offer A Christian Context
Fall Abraham Now Return of the Christ Creation Flood The Resurrection of the Christ The history of all things Pre-Flood Covenant Living Church Age New God’s Story
Father, Son, Holy Spirit SOCIAL SYSTEM Political, economic, religious, local/global INDIVIDUAL Body, mind, soul, feelings, will God Tribes Nations World Poor Non-Poor Culture Self Others Community Broken Relationships Environment What is Poverty?Who Is Poor? Land, water, air = Broken Relationship
Technology cannot save us Transformation
Technology in context Tools For Transformation
AND Who and What makes our tools successful Relationships, Goals, activities, Resources, Costs And risks
Witnesses Who will be My witness?