Most Americans—including Scripture-loving evangelicals—cannot name the disciples, the Ten Commandments, or the first book of the Bible. But that's not our biggest biblical illiteracy problem.
Platt recognizes that smaller churches lack the human and financial resources to offer these programs 7. Elijah's care for the widow in Zarephath (instead of the widows of Israel), and
In my ministry of racial reconciliation, I had to move from a culture of effort to a culture of grace.
when human efforts fail—when we come to the end of our own resources and somehow that the gospel is for Gentiles, Acts 10), dismantling discrimination (against Greek widows, Acts 6
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a cause du jour, but if it's really a calling from God, you're going to be able to draw on resources that enable you to "Emily looks at James 1:27, about taking care of widows and orphans
Early Christians focused on of the sacredness of individuals, not demons, says historian Gary Ferngren.
A hundred years later, Antioch supported 3,000 widows, virgins, sick, poor, and travelers. The churches in major cities had significant resources at their disposal, and though their care
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"They just need access to resources, training, and her new life as a single mom: "I was a wreck." But she was encouraged by the stories she read about women, mostly widows, who had
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into several languages, fought to abolish suttee (the practice of burning widows with the so alongside their focus on evangelism and church planting, despite the paucity of resources.
Gary Haugen says rescuing the oppressed is within our reach.
But there is just as much a need for Christians who have resources and capacities to be Those things don't get to the issues of slavery, widows being thrown off their land, sexual
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"We want to use resources to reach as many people as "We champion a clear obedience to the gospel," Perkins says, quoting James's injunction to "visit the widows and orphans" as a