The Bible is full of enlightening contrasts that help us understand Jesus and His upside-down Kingdom. Think about just a few of these prominent themes in Scripture: praying AND giving, sowing AND reaping, going AND sending. We will be exploring a few of these concepts over the next several weeks. This week, we’ll unpack the scene in Luke 9 where Jesus both models good news AND good works, and also sends out His disciples to do the same. For most Christians, we tend to gravitate to one or the other. We either lean toward bold proclamation of the gospel, with little good works that display the gospel, or we love doing gospel good works but rarely open our mouths to share the glorious good news of Jesus with others. And yet, Jesus calls us to both AND He promises to empower us for the task at hand. There’s absolutely no greater joy than joining Jesus in His mission of seeking and saving those who are far from Him!