As we look around our world today we see a world in dire need. There is strife and poverty everywhere and for many there seems to be no hope. As Christians God has given us a commission to take a message to the world (Matthew 28:19 & 20), the gospel of hope – that of His Second Coming! But as a church we are also in need, for the work that God has given seems to languish almost like the world languishes. So what is it that we need to accomplish this work? The answer may seem all too simple, but let us prayerfully go back to God’s word as we study today.