8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”
And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”
In ancient times, a keryx was someone sent by his MASTER to proclaim in public the master's message. He dared not change the announcement because it was not his own. His responsibility was only to proclaim it accurately.
As believers and followers of our Lord, God, Savior, and Master who is Jesus Christ we are to be a crier (make public announcements) to those we come into contact with and care about. We are to proclaim the message of our Master accurately and this is our only responsibility. We plant seed by proclaiming our Lord's message and God the Holy Spirit does all the rest. Even while proclaiming our Master's message, we need to be totally dependent on Him so we can be the Keryx He wants us to be. Remember: make a friend, be a friend, and introduce Jesus to your new friend.
Our Lord said:
24 “Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life
and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life.
32 Jesus said to them, “Very truly I tell you, it is not Moses who has given you the bread from heaven,
but it is my Father who gives you the true bread from heaven. 33 For the bread of God is the bread
that comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.”
And the Son of God said:
47 Very truly I tell you, the one who believes has eternal life. 48 I am the bread of life.
Jesus declared who He is:
58 “Very truly I tell you,” Jesus answered, “before Abraham was born, I am!”
By saying this, the Incarnated Son of God showed us His deity.....using the very same words God spoke unto Moses long ago.
14 God said to Moses, “I am who I am. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘I am has sent me to you.’”
Our Master gives us life:
6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
Jesus gives us the good news of the gospel in just one verse:
16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him
shall not perish but have eternal life.
A Keryx obeys his Master's commands:
Be our Lord's disciple.....be His Keryx.
John 13: 34-35
34 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”
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Keryx is a lay led, non-profit, non-denominational, Christian based prison ministry using the Cursillo method, designed to be conducted in any correctional institution without substantive change in format or procedure.
The purpose of Keryx Prison Ministry is the Christianization of the correctional institution through the actions of small apostolic prayer support groups of prisonresidents, trained and encouraged by Keryx volunteers, working within their environment.