Sunday Sermon :: It Starts With Me // Loving the “Little”

Loving the “Little” [Covington Campus//ECC Lead Pastor, Scott Moore]

Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. But whoever looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues in it—not forgetting what they have heard, but doing it—they will be blessed in what they do. Those who consider themselves religious and yet do not keep a tight rein on their tongues deceive themselves, and their religion is worthless. Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. (James 1:22-27 NIV)

  • God cares for those who cannot care for themselves.

Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy. (Proverbs 31:8, 9 NIV)

  • God has always expected His people to care for those who cannot care for themselves.

Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow. (Isaiah 1:17 NIV)

He defends the cause of the fatherless and the widow, and loves the foreigner residing among you, giving them food and clothing. (Deuteronomy 10:18 NIV)

But you, God, see the trouble of the afflicted; you consider their grief and take it in hand. The victims commit themselves to you; you are the helper of the fatherless. (Psalm 10:14 NIV)

  • God cares for the orphans and so should the church.

Ways to be involved:

  1. Pray for God to use you and your family.
  2. Sacrifice the temporal for the eternal.
  3. Support others in their journey.

 

Resources tot Get Involved

 

The United Methodist Children's Home

Contact: Denise Peacock

Phone: 404-327-5820

Email: dpeacock@umchildrenshome.org

 

Brighton Their World

Contact: Laura & Tim Huffman

Phone: 404-941-4483

Email: info@brightontheirworld.org

 

Newton County Department of Family and Children Services

Phone: 770-784-2490

 

Compassion International

Phone: 800-336-7676

*best way to contact is via website link above

 

Mid-India ACTS Children's Home

Contact: Neelam Lall

Email: neelamlall@hotmail.com

 

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