Justice for All, <br>One at a Time

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Overview

Perhaps your church has regular requests to stock food pantries or provide coats and mittens for needy families. These are good things, but it makes one think deeper about these people’s needs. Rudy Carrasco, an inner-city worker in Southern California, writes in a Christianity Today article: “Now it’s the rare church that doesn’t engage in works of mercy and justice…While I celebrate this development, I worry that we are perilously weak at walking alongside the poor…I’ve found that it’s relatively easy to raise a voice in protest, and unfathomably hard to invest in a life.”

So, what is God’s view of people in need? What model does he give for ministry to the marginalized? How can we help at-risk people toward wholeness? This study will explore these issues.

Table of Contents

SCRIPTURE: Psalm 68:4–5; 146; Proverbs 14:31; Matthew 22:34–40; Luke 10:25–37; John 1:1–18

LEADER'S GUIDE

    • Identify the Current Issue

    • Discover the Eternal Principles

Teaching point one: God’s heart beats for people in need.
Teaching point two: The Incarnation is our model for ministry to people in need.
Teaching point three: Neighborly love brings wholeness to people in need.
    • Apply Your Findings

    • Recommended Resources

ARTICLE FROM CHRISTIANITY TODAY

    • Some Habits of Highly Effective Justice Workers, by Rodolpho Carrasco (February 2006, Vol. 50, No. 2, Page 46)

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