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Reforming Mercy Ministry: A Practical Guide to Loving Your Neighbor

, 2014
ISBN: 9780830895946
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“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and all your soul and all your mind and all your strength.” This, Jesus tells us, is the greatest commandment. Implicit in it is the message that propels us out to the ends of the earth, news as simple as it is good: God so loves the world that he gave his only Son as a sacrifice for our sins, and he invites us into a saving relationship with him.

“The second commandment,” Jesus goes on, “is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” If the first commandment is simple, the second one gets a little tricky. Sometimes it seems like we’re loving our neighbor in our random acts of kindness, but in reality we’re making things worse for them. And sometimes we lose sight of what’s distinctly Christian about our ministries of mercy; our acts of love move our neighbors no closer to the loving God who calls them to repentance.

In Reforming Mercy Ministry Ted Rivera identifies thirty-three ways we can engage the world with Christian compassion. And he offers fresh insight into our impulse to help, so that we do more good than harm. All the while he keeps the second great commandment close to the first: we love our neighbors, Rivera reminds us, because God first loved us—and because God loves our neighbors more than we do.

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  • Aims to show the proper relationship of mercy ministry to the Great Commission
  • Seeks to help readers think more clearly and biblically about how to help one another
  • Uses Jesus' presentation of the sheep and the goats at the end of Matthew as a significant backdrop for the book's message
  • Introduction: Won't I Be Your Neighbor?
  • Feed the Hungry
  • Fight Famine
  • Give Drink to the Thirsty
  • Care for the Stranger
  • Help the Homeless
  • Supply Clothes to the Needy
  • Care for the Sick
  • Provide Disaster Relief
  • Minister to the Imprisoned
  • Effectively Oppose Abortion
  • Offer Crisis Pregnancy Support
  • Adopt
  • Become a Foster Parent
  • Fight Child Abuse
  • Fight Pornography
  • Support Women's Shelters
  • Care for Widows
  • Care for the Disabled
  • Give Hospice Care
  • Fight for Human Rights
  • Fight Racism
  • Fight Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Fight for Fair Wages
  • Fight for Health Care Reform
  • Teach Financial Responsibility
  • Enter the Political Arena
  • Be Outspoken
  • Go Somewhere No One Else Is Willing to Go
  • Live Unselfishly
  • Model Compassion
  • Give Money
  • Show Respect
  • Care for Spiritual Needs
  • Title: Reforming Mercy Ministry: A Practical Guide to Loving Your Neighbor
  • Author: Ted Rivera
  • Publisher: IVP
  • Print Publication Date: 2014
  • Logos Release Date: 2014
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Reader Edition
  • ISBN: 9780830895946
  • Resource ID: LLS:9780830895946
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2021-05-20T17:58:16Z

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