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What sets your church apart as a caring Christian community?
Though expected and nice, good deeds are not enough!
Care is an aspect of ministry for which there tends to be a lot of misunderstanding. Kingdom Care is a biblical framework (See triangle) designed to inform church leaders and to inspire Christians to care well and in ways that align with Jesus' teachings. While kindness and generosity play a vital role in meeting basic physical needs and are core tenets of citizenship and humanity, Jesus demands more than good deeds and temporary relief.
- “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” - John 15:12
- "Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong. Do everything in love." - 1 Corinthians 16:13-14
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If we love, we care. If we care, we disciple.
Knowing that God's ways are always better than our ways, it should be no surprise that the model of loving and caring for one another presented in Scripture is brilliant, purposeful, and liberating! To appreciate the importance of advancing a biblically-based discipling model of care, consider the following:
- The purpose of trials is to reveal the extent of our faith and to mature and grow us spiritually. (See James 1:2-18)
- When we find ourselves in troubled waters, doubting, and drowning in our circumstances, Jesus’ hand is outstretched, and He is eager to rescue us. (See Matthew 14:22-36)
- Jesus uses turbulent times to get our attention so that we might trust in Him alone. (See Matthew 8:23-27)
- It is a firm faith foundation that enables us to weather life’s storms and not be shaken. (See Matthew 7:24-29)
Here's something else to ponder and pray about.
While hay and straw may look the same, they serve two completely different purposes. Hay is food. Straw is bedding. Providing physical comfort to people who are spiritually starving only prolongs their agony and leads to death. Similarly, sleep is of little value if it is our souls that are tired and weary! Regardless of people's situations and our intentions, we lead others astray when we fail to provide the type of sustenance and support that offers true life and lasting hope. Moreover, a kindred spirit is no substitute for experiencing the love of Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit.