In chapter 4 of the gospel of Luke, Jesus gives us a clear answer.
After Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist, the Holy Spirit led him immediately to the wilderness for 40 days where He was tempted by Satan. After that ordeal, He began His public ministry.
Beginning at verse 14 of Luke 4, we are told: Then Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit to Galilee, and news of Him went out through all the surrounding region. And He taught in their synagogues, being glorified by all.
So He came to Nazareth, where He had been brought up. And as His custom was, He went into the synagogue on the Sabbath Day, and stood up to read.
And He was handed a book of the prophet Isaiah. And when He had opened the book, He found the place where it was written:
The Spirit of the LORD is upon Me, because He has anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed; to proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD (from Isaiah 61:1-2)
Then He closed the book, and gave it back to the attendant and sat down. And the eyes of all who were in the synagogue were fixed on Him. And He began to say to them, “Today this Scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.”
So Jesus give us His priority list… his “mission statement”:
Preach the gospel to the poor
Heal the brokenhearted
Proclaim liberty to the captives & recovery of sight to the blind
Set at liberty those who are oppressed
Proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD
As the Holy Spirit enables us, our priorities should follow Christ’s lead. We should pray for the Lord to show us how each of His priorities can be applied to our own service of Christ!