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Statements of Purpose
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    To Demonstrate Godís Love "For God loved the world so much that He gave His only Son, that everyone who believes in him should not die, but have eternal life. For God did not send His Son into the world to be its judge, but to be its savior." - (Jesus quoted by John 3:16-17)

    To Bring Good News 'The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has chosen me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set free the oppressed and announce that the time has come when the Lord will save his people.' - (Jesus describes himself by quoting Isaiah, as recorded by Luke 4:18-19)

    To Sacrifice Himself for Others "The Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many" - (Jesus quoted by Matthew 20:28)

    To Be a Source of Abundant Life "I came that they may have life and may have it abundantly." - (Jesus quoted by John 10:10)

    To Help People Understand the Kingdom of God "I must preach the kingdom of God to the other cities also, for I was sent for this purpose." - (Jesus quoted by Luke 4:43)