Category Archives: The Biblical Mandate

Is Apathy the New Violence?

In Noah’s day, our just God was moved to extreme action because humankind had degenerated into a pervasive, consuming violence (Genesis 6:11-13).  In 21st century America, this would no longer seem to be the case.  The vast majority of America’s … Continue reading

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Standing in the Gap

What is asked of us, as followers of Christ, concerning the desperately poor? John the Baptist, preaching about bearing fruit consistent with true repentance (Luke 3), put it in very simple terms when the crowd asked “What, then, should we … Continue reading

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James 1:27

The New Testament writer James, brother of Jesus, wrote in a plain, no-nonsense style that is as applicable today as it was 2000 years ago.  His provocative emphasis on everyday practice – our actions – is a message that is … Continue reading

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Let My Heart Be…

Tucked away under the Resources and Advocacy tabs on this site is a hidden gem — a marvelous little video (youtube, 7:12) created and produced by the folks at the Life Center church in Spokane, Washington.  This video, our very … Continue reading

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Leviticus 19:9-10

Throughout Scripture, we learn that God has a special heart for the poor, the vulnerable, the oppressed… a concern that He expects His people to share.  In Leviticus, God instructs them on how they can act on this concern:  a … Continue reading

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The Least of These

The poor…  have you ever really considered the fact that Jesus came into this world as one of them – and, what this might mean?  Have you noticed that the good news

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A Scriptural Imperative

As we noted in the prior post, the reality (Ephesians 2:8-10) that we are saved by grace, through faith, for something – to help build for the kingdom – forms the backdrop for our understanding of the biblical mandate for … Continue reading

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A Hole in Our Gospel

Timothy 4:3 – For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. … Continue reading

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Overview: The Biblical Mandate

This archive category will contain discussions focusing on the the biblical mandate for serving the least and last.  Throughout all 66 books of the bible, in over 2000 separate verses, our Father reveals His heart for the poor.  Ponder the … Continue reading

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