“The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.” -- Luke 4:18-19
It’s one of the Bible’s most critical messages: Jesus has an agenda to bring redemption to mankind, especially to the poor, the underserved, the mistreated, the orphan, the alien. In The Jesus Agenda: Becoming an Agent of Redemption, author and leader Dr. Albert Reyes shares how God’s redeeming power changes lives – and uses His people as agents of his redemptive plan. How can you be one of His agents of redemption to achieve His Son’s agenda?Purchase Book
Powerful storytelling.- Kurt Nelson
A great gift to all of us who desire to find our own story in God’s redemptive work.- Dr. Jeff Warren
Empowering knowledge.- Rev. Dr. Samuel Rodriguez
…leads both mind and heart on a rousing exploration of what happens when God’s people reflect His heart for redemption.- Jedd Medefind
In Chapter 1, I explore the definition of what I mean by “redemption” from a biblical and theological perspective.
To really understand redemption, I felt it was crucial in Chapters 2 and 3 to survey what the Old Testament and New Testaments say about redemption --- and the Redeemer.
Chapters 4-6, I explore what an agent of redemption is, what it means to be to serve as one and what redemptive work looks like locally.
In Chapter 7, I offer a conclusion that shares my vision for collaborative redemption and what it would take to “make the nations glad.”
In The Jesus Agenda Dr. Albert Reyes empowers us with the knowledge that as Christ followers we must reconcile conviction with compassion, sanctification with service and truth with love. Accordingly, as agents of redemption, our biblical metric of kingdom effectiveness lies not in our rhetoric but in our actions. We are redeemed to redeem the world.
Albert Reyes is one of the finest leaders I’ve ever known. He’s a brilliant thinker, a thoughtful strategist, and an observant cultural expert. I’ve seen first hand his passion for what he calls, “kingdom collaboration.” The Jesus Agenda is a great gift to all of us who desire to find our own story in God’s redemptive work and then join Him as agents of His redemption!
In The Jesus Agenda, Dr. Albert Reyes effectively portrays God’s plan for a generational legacy of redemption by powerfully telling God’s story of redemption in Jesus Christ and illustrating that legacy through his own redemption story and through the redemption stories of men and women whose lives have been eternally redeemed. This book serves as an inspiring reminder of the privilege each of us has to partner daily in the work of redemption.
Dr. Albert Reyes leads both mind and heart on a rousing exploration of what happens when God’s people reflect His heart for redemption. As a wise pastor-teacher, he helps us understand what redemption means. As a storyteller and the helmsman of a world-changing nonprofit, Reyes helps us see what redemption looks like lived out in the extraordinary lives of ordinary Christians.