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|Format: Word Document|
Vendor: Christianity Today
|Publication Date: 2009|
Series: Current Issues Bible Studies
How we respond to tragedy is more important than asking why.
When tragedy strikes, our response is often to rail at God with our whys. However, the response to Hurricane Katrina by much of the Christian community is an example and encouragement to us all. While others are laying blame, Christians have an opportunity to take responsibility and care for those in need.
How do we help those in crisis? How sacrificial does God want us to be? And what is our responsibility to help those whose behavior makes it difficult to help? Rather than asking, Why did this happen? this study asks, How can we respond in a way that most glorifies God?
Table of Contents
SCRIPTURE: Jeremiah 31:2 6; Matthew 10:5 16, 25:31 46; James 2:14 26
Identify the Current Issue
Discover the Eternal Principles
--Teaching point one: Our faith is demonstrated by our deeds.
--Teaching point two: Our actions are to be righteous, even if the people we are helping are not.
--Teaching point three: Our response to tragedy should be to trust God and stay true to our mission.
Apply Your Findings
ARTICLE FROM CHRISTIANITY TODAY
Parable of the Good Church, a Christianity Today editorial, (2005)
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