God has a vision for the world. God’s vision included restoration, healing, and freedom for all. Jesus stated in Luke 4:18-21 that his mission was to come and proclaim God’s vision for the world. A significant piece of that mission is to restore sight to the blind. Jesus has surely come to heal our “vision” in every way. First of all we are able to see God more clearly and accurately through Jesus Christ. He is the best picture of God that has ever been given to us. Secondly, Jesus helps us to see ourselves more clearly and accurately. Through the regenerating power of the Holy Spirit, we can learn to see ourselves as God created and intended for us to be. Finally, Jesus Christ heals our vision by helping us to see others through the eyes of redeeming grace. Only when our vision is healed can we begin to see God’s vision for all of humanity, indeed even all of creation.
Everyone is invited to join us at Hartford City Church as we proclaim 2020 the Year of Perfect Vision. We will focus our eyes on Jesus Christ who will help us see God, ourselves, and the world through healing our vision. Only God’s vision is perfect and we need the Holy Spirit to regenerate our hearts and minds towards the things of God.
Our theme verse for 2020 is Acts 26.17-18 where Jesus Christ says to the Apostle Paul,
“I’m sending you off to open the eyes of the outsiders so they can see the difference between dark and light, and choose light, see the difference between Satan and God, and choose God. I’m sending you off to present my offer of sins forgiven, and a place int he family, inviting them into the company of those who begin real living by believing in me.” (From The Message)
We believe God is sending Hartford City Church on this same mission in 2020.
We meet every Sunday at 10:30 am at the Ukrainian National Home, 961 Wethersfield Ave in Hartford. You can also find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. We live stream our services on Periscope every Sunday and the videos are available during the week. Finally our sermons and pastor’s podcasts are hosted on Podbean.
Please join us in any and every way this year as we proclaim the healing power of Jesus Christ to help us choose light, choose God, and choose life!