SINGLES FOR CHRISTCHRISTIAN LIFE PROGRAM
ORIENTATION SESSIONGOAL : To present a relationship with Jesus as the only way out of the sorry state of the worldtoday and to offer the audience a concrete way of entering into that relationshipthrough the CLP and ultimately an ongoing involvement in SFC.Expanded outlineA. Introduction.1. Why should we take time and effort to participate in a program such as this? To answerthat, we have to consider first why Jesus himself came into this world.2. Luke 4:16-21. Jesus proclaims his mission.a) The salvation promised by God was to be fulfilled in and through him. He was toannounce the good news of God's reign (Lk 4:43).b) His mission is for all. His proclamation is timeless. The promise applies to us too.B. Do we understand Jesus' message? If for us, how have we received his offer of salvation?1. Jesus refers to four kinds of people. Do we recognize ourselves among them?a) The poor. These are those who live lives apart from God.b) The captives. We can be in captivity to things, desires and ideas of no real worth.We can be slaves to money, power, work, achievements--those things the worldvalues.c) The blind. We can be blinded by prejudices, pride, wrong self-image, false ideals andideologies. We often do not recognize the things that are of real value.d) The oppressed. We can be oppressed by our bondages--to unrighteous relationships;to hatred or intolerance; to greed and immorality in business; to fears, worries,anxieties, insecurities; to alcohol, drugs, illicit sex.2. But Jesus came precisely to bring salvation to us in all these areas.a) He brings glad tidings to the poor. What is of real value is the good news of salvationand a real relationship with God.