Hope for the Nations

Too often, the world around us seems to be filled with division, negativity, and tragedy. Where can we find hope? We often look to great voices who sacrificed in their own lives in order to bring unity, peace, and love to others—people like Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Mother Teresa. How did they do so much good? They were influenced by the one who brings ultimate hope for the nations—Jesus. How can the lives of these servant leaders inspire each of us to be who God intended us to be? And how can our walk with Jesus guide us toward having the influence we were created to have?

Mother Teresa (Serving the Least of These)

December 15, 2019 John Burke

Have you ever disrupted your own life to help another? To love like Jesus is to do precisely that. Mother Teresa was one of the greatest examples of this—of expressing big love through small deeds. What does it look like to step into small deeds in your life and the world around you?

Martin Luther King Jr. (Loving Our Neighbors)

December 8, 2019 John Burke

Jesus’ birth and the sacrifice He made to make us right with God give us the hope we all need. But it’s important for us to share the hope we have with others, even when it means great sacrifice, as we see in the life of Martin Luther King Jr. Are you willing to be radically unselfish in order to help others see the hope we can all have? Will you be an agent of change for the world around you?

Gandhi (Loving Our Enemies)

December 1, 2019 John Burke

The holiday season often includes us celebrating the birth of Jesus. But when we celebrate Jesus, we don’t just celebrate a great teacher or a person who did good deeds—we celebrate the One who rescued humanity and brought hope to all the nations. And because of who Jesus was, our world has seen great leaders who were influenced by His story, like Gandhi. How can we see Jesus’ influence through Gandhi’s legacy, and how can we make sure that others see Jesus’ influence through our lives, too?