Final week of a six-week series called Promises Fulfilled. During Jesus’ ministry on earth, he and his disciples lived in immense controversy and political upheaval. Yet, it did not stop them from God’s mission and ministry. It is hard and difficult work. But it is also fruitful. Because the result of all of this work is the promise of Jesus. The promise that ALL people are named and claimed beloved, a child of God, created, forgiven and loved. That is what sets all people free. It is what gives all people hope. And we are called to be activists, advocates, for God’s love and hope in this world.