Think back. What sticks out?
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 1:27 NIV
Defend the weak and the fatherless; uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed. Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.
Psalm 82:3-4 NIV
A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling. God sets the lonely in families...
Psalm 68:5-6 NIV
God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure.
Ephesians 1:5 NLT
Start talking. Find a conversation starter for your group.
Start thinking. Ask questions to get your group thinking.
Start sharing. Choose questions that create openness.
Start digging. Read Scripture about caring for children.
Start praying. Be bold, and pray specifically.
Heavenly Father, You adopted us into Your family. We want to open our hearts and homes to kids who need Your love. Will You speak to each of us about what we can do? Amen.
Start doing. Commit to a step and live it out this week.
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Orphans are people without families. God adopted us into his own family and “sets the lonely in families.” In Week 2 of How To Neighbor, Pastor Craig Groeschel challenges us to be part of that plan.