619 Hope is a C to C (Christian to Christian) ministry operating in accordance with Galatians 6:10 to provide biblical soul care.
As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith. (Gal 6:10)
Why the Achor? The anchor is an emblem of hope, security, stability, strength, and safety. Anchors secure ships in a designated place, to keep them from being carried away by the waves or from drifting away by the wind’s power. Anchors are strong, weighty, and durable. They are securely attached to the ship, often by a strong rope, which cannot be easily broken (Ecclesiastes 4:12). The anchor symbolizes hope:
Hebrews 6:19 This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast,
Why the Butterfly? In Ancient Greece the word for soul, psyche ( ‘ψυχή’ ), was also used for butterfly. Aristotle’s Historia Animalium and Pliny’s Naturalis Historia discuss “psyche” as representing both “butterfly” and “soul. In the Greek culture, a butterfly was symbolic of the soul because of the butterfly’s transformation (metamorphosis) from a caterpillar to a butterfly. The butterfly symbolizes the soul:
Matthew 22:37 You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul [psyche], and with all your mind.’
United in Soul Care: The anchor and butterfly are Chrismons. A Chrismon is a symbol that represents something about Jesus Christ or the Christian faith. The term Chrismon comes from the Latin phrase “Christi monogramma,” which translates as “monogram of Christ.”
Individually, Chrismons remind us of some specific aspect of our God and the relationship we have with Him. Collectively they can tell a story of our faith, and all that Christ has done for us, and who we are.
For Christians, the butterfly signifies the human spirit or soul that has been transformed (metamorphoo in Greek) by the saving grace of Jesus Christ and is continuing to be transformed by His sanctifying grace (Romans 12:2). The anchor represents hope—the sure and steadfast hope we have in Jesus Christ (Hebrews 6:19).
Together, the anchor and the butterfly represent the mission of biblical soul care — to renew and transform the heart, soul, and mind by the word of God and to stand strong in our only true hope, the Lord Jesus Christ.
The Purpose and Mission of Soul Care: To biblically equip Christians to care for their souls and for the souls of others. The apostle Paul said, “to live is Christ, to die is gain.” While we remain on this earth, the words of God, found in the Holy Bible, are the biblical soul care needed until the Heavenly Soul Cure is gained. Learning to understand and apply God’s Word enables us to live as Christ.
The Goal of Biblical Soul Care
The primary goal of all biblical soul care is to find the rest that only Jesus gives. Jesus promised to give us rest, but He also invited us to “come” and to receive that rest.
Matthew 11:28-30 “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”
To receive the rest that Jesus promised, we need healing, liberty, and sight. Jesus came to earth, and He entered into our world, to give us these things?
Luke 4:18-19 “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.”
We come to Jesus to receive healing, liberty, sight and rest. Biblical Soul Care is directed, ministering care that supports, equips and encourages Christians in life’s journey.
Our goal is to find rest in Jesus and,
in all things, be able to say . . .
It is Well With My Soul
When peace like a river,attendeth my way,
When sorrows like sea billows roll
Whatever my lot, thou hast taught me to say
It is well, it is well, with my soul
How Can I Learn to Biblically Soul Care for Myself, My Family, and My Friends?
We offer a comprehensive discipling course in biblical soul care that will equip you with the knowledge and tools to understand biblical soul care and apply it. The Word of God is to be the authority that renews our minds. It is to be the foundation upon which we stand and, along with the power of the Holy Spirit, the guiding force by which we live.
The psalmist asked, “if the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?” (Psalm 11:3) The next verse in that psalm tells us that the Lord looks upon us and tests us. Are we prepared to be His ambassadors, as we are called to be (2 Cor 5:20)? Are our foundations firmly built upon His Word? (Romans 12:2) And, are we able to withstand any attack? (1 Cor 16:13)
619 Hope is a ministry of equipping, empowering and enabling Christians to biblically think and respond in all situations by:
- Knowing what they believe (Christian worldview and apologetics to build a firm foundation in the Lord, Romans 12:2);
- Believing what they know (Standing strong in the Hope we have, Hebrews 6:19, 1 Cor 6:13); and
- Trusting and going forth to preach the gospels of saving grace and sanctifying grace (be the Lord’s ambassadors, as we are called, 2 Corinthians 5:20).
Being an ambassador for Christ begins with being equipped personally. Our Biblical Soul Care Training Course will equip you with knowledge of Jesus and of His Word. It will empower you with hope in the Lord and enable you to live and serve Jesus with confidence and by the power of the Holy Spirit.
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