We were blessed this past Lord’s Day to observe Orphan Care Sunday here at Morningview. The testimonies were excellent, the worship was very meaningful, and it was a joy to explore with you the theological basis and practical outworking of Christian adoption through the sermons.
During my Sunday evening sermon, one of the points of application I made for us regarded the importance of raising up the next generation to be responsible for caring for those in need. During the last century, the church has surrendered numerous aspects of social ministry to the secular state, thereby divorcing itself from ministry opportunities where the gospel is critically needed. In specific regards to orphan care, we often see unwanted, abused, or neglected children as the problem of the state rather than (more…)