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Encouraging Word: Jimmie Hale Mission

6 Ways Jesus Meets Our Needs


In Luke 4:18 Jesus says, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He has anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor. He has sent Me to heal the broken hearted, to proclaim release to the captives, and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those that are bruised.” This is a key verse that Jesus used to lay the foundation to His ministry and to describe His mission.

  1. Jesus came to address the needs of mankind that only He could satisfy. He came to proclaim this good news to the poor- those whose needs are not met. If your needs are not met, you are operating from a deficit and life is out of balance. There is something missing and unfulfilled.
  2. Jesus came to heal the broken. Only Christ can heal a broken heart and put a shattered life back together.
  3. Jesus offers hope to those in bondage. He came to proclaim release to the captives. “If the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” (John 8:36)
  4. Jesus extends sight to the blind. He is referring to spiritual sight and enlightenment. Jesus, the “light of the world,” provides direction and sight to a world in darkness.
  5. Jesus offers spiritual comfort to those who are bruised; the downtrodden, destitute and disadvantaged.
  6. Jesus concludes in Luke 4:19 by saying his mission is “to proclaim the favorable year of the Lord.” Through Christ we can be blessed and receive God’s favor.

Be encouraged because Jesus can provide balance to our lives. He ministers to those who are broken; in bondage; spiritually blind; and those who are bruised. Jesus’ desire is that we receive the blessing that God offers.


-Tony Cooper 

Celebrating 26 Years of Service as Exec. Director, Jimmie Hale Mission


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