Through Jesus's life and resurrection, a timeless truth emerges--God’s Radical Love for THE NEW HUMANITY.

"For the love of Christ controls us, having concluded this, that one died for all, therefore all died; and He died for all, so that they who live might no longer live for themselves, but for Him who died and rose again on their behalf. Therefore from now on we recognize no one according to the flesh; even though we have known Christ according to the flesh, yet now we know Him in this way no longer. Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come." 2 Corinthians 5:14-17

Jesus' radical self-giving love transcends boundaries and unites humanity through God's unlimited Grace.

"Now all these things are from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation, namely, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and He has committed to us the word of reconciliation. Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making an appeal through us; we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him." 2 Corinthians 5:18-21

God sent Jesus, the Son of God, to SAVE JUST ONE, THE ONE MAN, CHRIST JESUS, of which we are all members. 

"May the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God and into the steadfastness of Christ." 2 Thessalonians 3:5

Jesus' radical generosity and sacrificial love TRANSFORMS US FROM THE INSIDE OUT. Jesus' radical generosity and self-giving love compels us all to LOVE GOD, LOVE JESUS, and LOVE ONE ANOTHER.

"My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me; and I give eternal life to them, and they will never perish; and no one will snatch them out of My hand. My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand. I and the Father are one.” John 10:27-30

Jesus calls us to overcome the limitations of self-interest, DENY SELF ALTOGETHER, and LIVE through His selfless divine love. 

"keep yourselves in the love of God, waiting anxiously for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to eternal life." Jude 1:22

When embraced by ALL LOCAL FOLLOWERS, His love transforms individual lives. Jesus empowers local movements of love and unity, empowering FOLLOWERS to be agents of reconciliation in their communities and beyond.

"The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with you all." 2 Corinthians 13:14

A revolutionary concept is at the heart of Jesus' life and ministry: love one another as I have loved you!

"By this the love of God was manifested in us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world so that we might live through Him." 1 John 4:9

Jesus’ profound yet simple TRUTH is the cornerstone of a new paradigm that challenges conventional wisdom and invites FOLLOWERS of JESUS CHRIST to cast aside prejudice and animosity in favor of empathy, understanding, and self-giving love.

"For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord." Romans 8:38-39

Through acts of kindness, forgiveness, and selflessness, faithful FOLLOWERS of Christ become agents of change, igniting a fire of love that forever changes neighborhoods and entire cities. Without discipleship, the Body of Christ withers and dies.

"But whoever has the world’s goods, and sees his brother in need and closes his heart against him, how does the love of God abide in him?" 1 John 3:17

United by Grace in Christ's love, FOLLOWERS find common ground, forging bonds of fellowship that transcend differences of race, creed, and religion. In the tapestry of the NEW HUMANITY, diversity becomes a testament to the richness of God's creation. UNITY emerges as a testament to the transformative power of love through DISCIPLESHIP.

"By this, love is perfected with us, so that we may have confidence in the day of judgment; because as He is, so also are we in this world." 1 John 4:17

As we encounter Christ's love, we are not just part of an enormous global movement (Radical Generosity); we are transformed from within to reach everyone around us, starting with those in our homes and neighborhoods.

"We have come to know and have believed the love which God has for us. God is love, and the one who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him." 1 John 4:16

God’s Grace softens our hearts, Jesus’s FAITH emboldens our spirits, and the Holy Spirit fills our lives with hope that cannot fail.

"may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God." Ephesians 3:18-19

Thus, through the unifying force of Jesus' love, a movement of Radical Generosity is born—a movement that rocks your world. Let’s surrender fully to God's love and allow Him to make everything right by Grace, thus ushering in unparalleled unity under the reign of the one true King, Jesus Christ.

"But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us." Romans 8:37

You are the ONE Jesus came to love. I am the ONE Jesus came to love. Jesus is all about THE ONE, and so should we. Jesus did not go after the masses, He went after THE ONE.

“What do you think? If any man has a hundred sheep, and one of them has gone astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountains and go and search for the one that is straying? If it turns out that he finds it, truly I say to you, he rejoices over it more than over the ninety-nine which have not gone astray." Matthew 18:12-13

Jesus came to LOVE US ALL, one at a time, to teach us to do the same.

“The one who listens to you listens to Me, and the one who rejects you rejects Me; and he who rejects Me rejects the One who sent Me.” Luke 10:16

Jesus fed the masses, yet He loves each person, each of us as if we were His ONLY ONE. Jesus loves us intimately and shows us how to love intimately. Jesus said, “FOLLOW ME!”

"And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and MAKE DISCIPLES of all the nations (cities), baptizing them in the name (ONE NAME) of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you (ONE COMMAND - LOVE ONE ANOTHER); and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:18-20

Jesus healed the masses and delivered the masses, and Jesus gave His life for the masses.

"for it is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure." Philippians 2:13

However, Jesus came for THE ONE. He came to find, seek, and recover THE ONE. Jesus leaves the Ninety-Nine sheep to recover you, His only ONE. Jesus commands us to do the same for others. Instead of rejecting the ONE, go after the ONE, in LOVE by Grace.

"Therefore I, the prisoner of the Lord, implore you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, showing tolerance for one another in love, being diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace." Ephesians 4:1-3

Jesus came to reconcile the masses to the Father, everyone. Everyone has been redeemed, why wouldn’t the Father also want everyone reconciled?

"and through Him to reconcile all things to Himself, having made peace through the blood of His cross; through Him, I say, whether things on earth or things in heaven." Colossians 1:20

Jesus fed the masses; He really did, and it was awesome.

"which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all." Ephesians 1:23

But Jesus TRAINED ONLY HIS CLOSEST FOLLOWERS, working with the twelve disciples, individually, one at a time. When Jesus "trained," He was very intimate, especially with His twelve disciples. Jesus came to show us THE WAY. Jesus came to LOVE THE ONE and wants us to FOLLOW HIM.

Jesus gave to the masses, but He served His disciples one at a time, intimately and individually, as if each were His only one. Jesus said, “FOLLOW ME!” Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life.

"Now when Jesus heard about John, He withdrew from there in a boat to a secluded place by Himself; and when the people heard of this, they followed Him on foot from the cities. When He went ashore, HE SAW A LARGE CROWD, AND HE FELT COMPASSION FOR THEM AND HEALED THEIR SICK. When it was evening, the disciples came to Him and said, “This place is desolate and the hour is already late; SO SEND THE CROWDS AWAY, that they may go into the villages and buy food for themselves.” But Jesus said to them, “They do not need to go away; YOU GIVE THEM SOMETHING TO EAT!” They *said to Him, “We have here only five loaves and two fish.” And He said, “Bring them here to Me.” Ordering the people to sit down on the grass, He took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up toward heaven, He blessed the food, and breaking the loaves HE GAVE them to the disciples, and THE DISCIPLES GAVE them to the crowds, and they all ate and were satisfied. They picked up what was left over of the broken pieces, twelve full baskets. THERE WERE ABOUT FIVE THOUSAND MEN WHO ATE, BESIDES WOMEN AND CHILDREN." Matthew 14:13-21

Jesus fed the masses, but he taught and trained His closest disciples one-on-one.

“I do not ask on behalf of these alone, but for those also who believe in Me through their word; that they may all be one; even as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, that they also may be in Us, so that the world may believe that You sent Me." John 17:2--21

Jesus is hands-on and intimate as He teaches, instructs, and leads His trusted inner circle.

"I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me." Galatians 2:20

When Jesus was with His intimate group of disciples, He poured Himself into their hearts. Jesus is kind, humble, and loving, one-on-one with non-religious people. DON’T BE RELIGIOUS!

"The glory which You have given Me I have given to them, that they may be one, just as We are one; I in them and You in Me, that they may be perfected in unity, so that the world may know that You sent Me, and loved them, even as You have loved Me. Father, I desire that they also, whom You have given Me, be with Me where I am, so that they may see My glory which You have given Me, for You loved Me before the foundation of the world. “O righteous Father, although the world has not known You, yet I have known You; and these have known that You sent Me; and I have made Your name known to them, and will make it known, so that the love with which You loved Me may be in them, and I in them.” John 17:22-26

Jesus was extraordinarily intimate with His disciples.

"But to each one of us grace was given according to the measure of Christ’s gift. Therefore it says, “When He ascended on high, He led captive a host of captives, And He gave gifts to men.” Ephesians 4:7-8

Jesus taught His closest followers everything about the Kingdom of God, His (our) Father, and the Kingdom of Grace.

“What do you think? If any man has a hundred sheep, and one of them has gone astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountains and go and search for the one that is straying? If it turns out that he finds it, truly I say to you, he rejoices over it more than over the ninety-nine which have not gone astray. So it is not the will of your Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones perish." Matthew 18:12-14

During His three-plus-year ministry, except for requesting a baby donkey, Jesus never took anything from anyone. Instead, He gave everything. Jesus said, “FOLLOW ME!”

"For just as the Father has life in Himself, even so He gave to the Son also to have life in Himself;" John 5:26

Jesus didn’t ask for money, funding, or support for Himself. Instead, Jesus gave everything, including His life. He said, “FOLLOW ME!”

“What man among you, if he has a hundred sheep and has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the open pasture and go after the one which is lost until he finds it? When he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing. And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and his neighbors, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost!’ And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and his neighbors, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost!’" Luke 15:4-7

Jesus was a footwasher. As an example to follow, Jesus shows us how to be a leader by showing us how to be a footwasher.

"So when He had washed their feet, and taken His garments and reclined at the table again, He said to them, “Do you know what I have done to you? You call Me Teacher and Lord; and you are right, for so I am. For I gave you an example that you also should do as I did to you. If I then, the Lord and the Teacher, washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. Truly, truly, I say to you, a slave is not greater than his master, nor is one who is sent greater than the one who sent him. If you know these things, you are blessed if you do them." John 13:12-17

To wash another’s feet, a footwasher has to be intimate with another’s feet. To be a footwasher, one must exercise extreme humility and selflessness.

"Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven." Matthew 5:16

Jesus gave. He came to give all of Himself for us to the Glory of the Father.

"who gave Himself for our sins so that He might rescue us from this present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father," Galatians 1:4

Jesus still gives today. He has to give because He is SELF-GIVING LOVE and full of radical generosity.

"For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them." Ephesians 2:10

It is Jesus’ NATURE to GIVE HIMSELF IN LOVE to the Glory of the Father.

"and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God as a fragrant aroma." Ephesians 5:2

Jesus is the same today as He was from the beginning: radical generosity and self-giving love.

"He who descended is Himself also He who ascended far above all the heavens, so that He might fill all things.) And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ; until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ." Ephesians 4:10-13

Jesus has not changed, will not change, and can’t change even if He wanted to; He is LOVE.

"Now all these things are from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation," 2 Corinthians 5:18

Jesus is like His Father in Heaven, full of Grace, Peace, and unconditional love. Jesus is transforming us into loving footwashers so we can love our enemies.

"one God and Father of all who is over all and through all and in all." Ephesians 4:6

Jesus fed 5,000 people with loaves and fish and did it again later with a different group of 4,000 people. Jesus fed the masses. He did not charge for the feeding, take up a collection, or ask for money. He just wanted people to BELIEVE the Father sent Him or at least believe the Father’s works in Him. Jesus did everything for the Glory of the ONE, His Father, and ours.

"When all things are subjected to Him, then the Son Himself also will be subjected to the One who subjected all things to Him, so that God may be all in all." 1 Corinthians 15:28

Jesus said, “Where two or three are gathered together in my name, I will be with them!”

"For where two or three have gathered together in My name, I am there in their midst.” Matthew 18:20

Jesus didn’t say, “Where two or three hundred people gather and praise and worship me, and I will be with them.” No! Instead, Jesus said, "Where two or three are gathered together, I am in their midst.” So, by all means, let us gather together IN JESUS NAME!

"A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another." John 13:34

Jesus loved the masses, but His discipleship and teaching method were about intimacy and one-on-one training.

"This is My commandment, that you love one another, just as I have loved you… This I command you, that you love one another." John 15:12, 17

Jesus was all about THE ONE, reaching the one, and saving the one. Jesus teaches us to leave the 99 to go after the ONE.

"For He (Jesus) rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son," Colossians 1:13

Only God, by His Grace, working through His love, can provide us with the GOOD LIFE. We have received the Life of Christ, and we are commanded to share it by loving one another.

"Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another." 1 John 4:11

Only God is GOOD, and God is the provider of the GOOD LIFE. He’s so good, we love our enemies without fear.

"But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you." Matthew 6:33

God, our Father has given us His FULL life, His GOOD LIFE, through His Son, Jesus.

"Jesus *said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me." John 14:6

Remember, LIGHT SHINES OUT OF DARKNESS. The Holy Spirit has enriched us to lay down our lives and SHINE HIS LIGHT for all the world to see.

"with all humility and gentleness, with patience, showing tolerance for one another in love, being diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as also you were called in one hope of your calling; 5one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all who is over all and through all and in all." Ephesians 4:2-6

We are being transformed by His love so that we can colabor with Christ, cobuilding His Kingdom through love.

"For God, who said, “Light shall shine out of darkness,” is the One who has shone in our hearts to give the Light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ." 2 Corinthians 4:6

Jesus was never afraid of the dark. He did not shy away from dark people; instead, He healed them and delivered them IN LOVE. Jesus, by Grace, SHINED in and through the darkness, overcoming it and destroying it.

"After you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself perfect, confirm, strengthen and establish you." 1 Peter 5:10

Jesus has made us RIGHTEOUS. Jesus forgave us of all our sins. Jesus is the only way to the Father, and there is no other way.

"and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us." Romans 5:5

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Craig Rogers
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