Jesus established His Church proclaiming the “Gates of Hell shall not prevail against it.” Many have left the Church for a variety of reasons, mainly because of the communication gap. Language is a big issue, especially traditional churches such as the Armenian Church. Language is not an issue of Armenian, English, Spanish, French, Latin, Hindi, Greek or Russian. The language of Jesus was the language of love and that transcends all the differences that alphabets and words have created. Conquering the language issue is one way we reach out to the disenfranchised members of the Church community.
Epostle is here to evangelize to a hurting world in the Apostolic tradition – that means to follow the same script that was handed to the Holy Apostles. Jesus proclaimed his mission when he read from Scripture, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, for he has ordained me to me to preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed; to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.”
The mission has not changed. The mission of Jesus, is also the mission of His Body, the Church, it is also our mission today.
Epostle has three main audiences
Jesus opened the book, He found the place where it was written:
“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 brokenhearted,
To proclaim liberty to the captives
And recovery of sight to the blind,
To set at liberty those who are oppressed;
To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.”
And the eyes of all were fixed on Him. And Jesus said to them, “Today this Scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.” – Luke 4:17-19