“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favour.”
LUKE 4:19 NIV
At the beginning of 2022, we declared “The Year of the Lord’s Favour” over our church; prophetic words first spoken by Isaiah and again by Jesus seven centuries later as the fulfilment of this prophecy.
But what does it mean to have God’s favour on us? The Year of the Lord’s favour is also known as Jubilee. When Israel celebrated Jubilee, they looked back on God’s faithfulness and forward to a time of fruitfulness. Jubilee represents FREEDOM from bondage, FORGIVENESS of debts, RESTORATION and rest. This is foundational to health and wellbeing because just as John prayed, God wants His people to prosper and be in health from a soul that is prospering. This is especially true for our church as we collectively navigate the present season, with the goal to build a healthy church, by building healthy people whose foundation is Jesus!
It is with this in mind that we approach our Heart For The House Miracle Offering, with a sense of expectancy and vision for the future, continuing with the call to build the church for future generations. As we navigate this season of change, it’s good to remind ourselves that the foundations upon which Hillsong Church is established remain unchanged. Our purpose as a church remains the same. The Gospel of Jesus Christ and the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19) is to go into all the world with His message as we continue loving God, and loving people.
Heart For The House is a special time for our church. It’s the time once a year when everyone who calls Hillsong Church home has the opportunity to bring a sacrificial offering, above
our regular tithes and offerings, that enables the vision of our church to become a reality. Ultimately our contribution to Heart For The House helps our church outwork the message of Jesus and advance His kingdom across the earth.
Proverbs 11:25 says ‘Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered’. Sometimes it’s not an easy time to sow, but this verse encourages us that God remains faithful. For those of you who are sowing in a season of hardship, can we encourage you – this could actually be an opportunity for God to do the miraculous!
As you prayerfully consider your gift, we pray that you would know that every contribution matters. Especially in this rebuild season, it’s going to take all of us, playing our part, to see our church be all that it’s called to be, as we continue to build a healthy home and make a difference in our world.
We are so grateful for your love, faithfulness, and generosity — and we are expectant to hear powerful miracle stories in your life and in the lives of the many people that will be impacted through our collective sacrifice.
Remember, it is His freedom, forgiveness, rest, and restoration, that will bring about a healthy church that prospers in all things in Jesus’ Name.
Phil & Lucinda Dooley
Interim Global Senior Pastors
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To give by cheque, please make tax deductible cheques payable to Hillsong Foundation. For non-tax deductible giving, make cheques payable to Hillsong Church. Cheques can be posted to Hillsong Church – Heart for the House / PO Box 1195 / Castle Hill NSW 1765.
Your Heart for the House Offering can be received from now until 30th June 2022.
All giving above $2 AUD to the Hillsong Foundation is tax deductible. If your giving does not require a tax deductible receipt (including trust disbursements), it will be deposited and receipted by Hillsong Church Australia (ABN 73 640 782 059 / TFN 991078055) and used to support the Heart for the House initiatives.
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Because He loves us, He gave.
Because we love Him, we give.