Swimming Upstream #5 – THE VULNERABLE
When we see someone in need around us, how do we respond?
FIRST cultural narrative: God helps those who help themselves.
SECOND cultural narrative: The government should help those who can’t help themselves.
The danger of these two narratives: we avoid any ________________ for helping our neighbor.
The Way of Jesus is to use our strength, influence, power, and resources to ___________ the vulnerable and help the weak.
How do we know that this is the Way of Jesus?
- God is the ultimate _____________ of the vulnerable.
- Jesus __________ for us and taught us to help those in need.
- The early church took care of needs in their midst.
Who are the vulnerable and weak that God wants us to help?
How can you be more personally involved in helping the weak and protecting the vulnerable?