As we launch into October, which is mission month at New Life, we’re always reminded of Jesus’ final words to His disciples in Acts 1:8. You will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria and to the end of the earth. This week, we’ll examine the call to our city, our Jerusalem. In Luke 14, Jesus encounters a religious leader at a party and tells a parable that has huge implications for the modern church and how we interact and love those God has placed right around us. This also brings to mind a passage in Jeremiah where God commands His people to pray for and seek the welfare of the city He had placed them in. Through these passages, we are challenged to embrace truths about the church like; we must be shaped by the gospel, moved to action and known by our compassion in the city in which we live. May God raise up our church family to be a shining beacon of hope and love in our city for the sake of our King!