As we look over the endless videos and pictures streaming in from Haiti, we can easily see the gospel story. Like the ravaged, demolished city of Port au Prince, our lives are in a heap of rubble thorough our sin. We were homeless, destitute, broken and hopeless until Jesus came to save us, heal us, adopt us into His family and fill us with His peace. Without help from other countries and churches, Haiti may never recover. Without Jesus in our life, we were destined for a life of devastation and eventual ruin.
Mark Driscoll writes the following to help us relate this gospel story with a sobering story of a hurting nation that needs our redemptive help.
“On Sunday, January 24, I had the great honor of sharing a lot of photos, videos, and stories of the church in Haiti and how the church is responding to suffering. A number of pastors and ministries have asked if they can use that sermon. The answer is yes. The elders at Mars Hill have always been gracious in giving content away for free to serve Jesus, which is a great joy for me personally. So, we have made the entire sermon available for download free of charge, to be used however and wherever God’s people desire.
“As a side note, this sermon is a bit different than the one that is posted online on Mars Hill’s media library and that played at the Mars Hill Campuses on Sunday. The sermon that played at Mars Hill included some issues about our giving and generosity that will not pertain to other churches and ministries. So, we have cut out that content but left everything else. We hope it is helpful to God’s people for God’s glory and you can download it for free here, including an option to burn it onto a DVD, if that is easiest for you.
“This will also be available with the other media we have posted on the Churches Helping Churches site.”
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