ALL Arkansas: Five Finish Lines

arkansas guides May 07, 2024

Paul gave Timothy this instruction for the churches in his care,

First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for ALL people, for kings and ALL who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires ALL people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for ALL, which is the testimony given at the proper time. For this I was appointed a preacher and an apostle (I am telling the truth, I am not lying), a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth. - 1 Timothy 2:1–7 (formatting emphasis added)

Thousands of ministries worldwide are working together in an unprecedented, concerted effort to show the love of Jesus to ALL in our lifetime. In the 2000 years since Jesus gave the Great Commission, these FIVE FINISH LINES have emerged to provide clear definitions and measurable goals.

  1. Prayer
    Every person in Arkansas prayed for by name with churches committed to regular prayer and community-wide prayer initiatives.
  2. Compassion
    Every person in Arkansas shown Jesus' love in action by identifying and meeting practical needs, educating, equipping, and cooperating with specialized services.
  3. Gospel
    Every person in Arkansas hears the gospel story multiple times through a friend and outreach efforts.
  4. Bible
    Every person in Arkansas given ready access to the life-giving words of the Bible in their heart language and engaging culture with Biblical truth.
  5. Community
    Every person in Arkansas invited into Jesus-centered community with support structures and a plan for spiritual formation.

These five finish lines give us a framework to make a disciple of Arkansas with strategic goals that are measurable and attainable today if we work together!

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