“The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me because He has anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed.” – Luke 4:18 (NKJV)
What made Jesus an innovator? What can we learn from the Master? How did He innovate?
Though the seed of Christianity was planted in the garden of Eden, after Adam and Eve committed high treason and disobeyed God’s instructions, it took years before redemption came into the scene with the appearance of a Man. Before the arrival of Jesus on the ministry scene of Jerusalem and Nazareth, there was a crisis of faith and hope. The church leaders were struggling to make Judaism relevant to the issues of the day. Israel had lost its shine and they were besieged by Rome. There was a need for a new, fresh, and relevant approach to the issues of the day. The religious leaders of the day were focused on rituals rather than service, Law rather than grace, and sacrifice rather than obedience. In the midst of all this, Jesus came and brought a new approach to revive a dying faith and give hope to a people who had lost their sovereignty. He launched a new movement called Christianity, which today has become the largest religious affiliations in the world. Log in to read the full article