Urgency and Patience- Wilberforce

Again and again the Scriptures underline the importance of each moment that passes.  It is an ethical imperative to act and act quickly when lives are at stake, when justice is perverted, when truth is in jeopardy, when mercy is at risk, when souls are endangered, and when the Gospel is...

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SF 09- Six Things Your Church Can Do to End Poverty

In this episode we outline six things your church can do to end poverty.

1. Develop a robust deacons ministry

Elders work with words, deacons work with their hands. We need to keep the two unconfused, and make sure we do both. Notably, this ministry should begin on a very practical level "in...

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SF 08- How the Early Church Empowered Both the Gospel & Good Deeds

We continue our conversation on the poor and needy among us with a quote from In The Shadow of Plenty:

“The church has largely failed her widows her orphans, her elderly, and her ill and informed. The church has largely failed to disciple young men to live lives of diligence, intensity,...

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SF 07- Do Entitlement Programs Help or Hurt the Poor?

In this talk George Grant is interviewed by Ernie Yarbrough, who leads the discussion on what the government should and shouldn’t do…

A few things stand out.

First, George reminds us (see the referenced book) that in everything the Christians does should reflect God’s pattern...

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SF 06- How the Bible Handles Immigration

In this talk we go back to George’s book, In the Shadow of Plenty, to discuss more about how to serve the poor in a land that has so much bounty.

To do that, we go back to ancient Israel and discuss their basic societal structure. There, we find that the nation had practices in place...

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The God Who Answereth By Orphanages

compassion social justice Dec 03, 2018

In 1821, Dr. John Rippon, pastor of the New Park Street Chapel in Southwark, London, began a ministry to the homeless poor. A complex of almshouses was erected on a property adjacent to the church and the monumental task of rehabilitation was begun.

Rippon wrote, “Christian compassion is...

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