We Christians are often afraid of being contaminated and defeated by the darkness, but if we are with Jesus, we need not fear anything in the dark. So let us go forth with the light and love of Jesus to rescue those who sit in darkness.
Helping the homeless with the love of Jesus takes you into the cold, dark, wet streets. But it is worth it to bring warmth, hope, and healing to those whom Jesus loves. In this post, Sam Riviera recounts some experiences of helping and loving the homeless.
Jesus said that the poor and homeless will always be among us. Some have taken this as an excuse to do nothing. But it is actually an invitation to love the homeless, because in so doing, we love the most surprising person!
Did Jesus teach social justice? This post looks at the two sides of the social justice debate, and then suggests a third middle way on social justice issues. The bottom line is that when it comes to pressing social issues of the day, the church is to be at the forefront of taking care of these needs, but we are to to ask the government to take care of them through taxation or legislation. Meeting social needs is our job; not the government’s.
We spent Easter morning with the outcast — the lame, the halt, the thieves, the alcoholics, the drug-addicts, the murderers. And we found Jesus there too. If you have not seen Jesus, walk with those who do see Him. Perhaps you will catch a glimpse. Perhaps He will come and sit with you.
People often wonder what sort of things to give to poor and homeless people and which things NOT to give them. Here is a list of 10 things you should do for the poor and homeless, and 10 things you should NOT do.
There is no one-size-fits-all plan to helping homeless people, but here are 10 things we have done to help the homeless in our city. Water, food, toiletries, clothes, and similar items are temporary help at best. Some people assume that hundreds of churches and individuals hand out these sorts of things to the homeless.