Tuesday, April 12, 2016

7 Reasons Your Church Should Have a Ministry to Widows

This verse in Scripture could not be clearer or more compelling

Pure and undefiled religion before our God and Father is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself unstained by the world. (James 1:27)

Scholars have produced massive volumes on the biblical mandate to care for orphans and widows. The Bible is not ambiguous on this topic. I am grateful churches around the world have taken some steps to care for orphans, though much more remains to be done.

But, in North American churches, I see hardly any intentional churchwide ministries to widows. Millions are left to suffer and struggle in silence. Read More

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