Orphan Sunday 2013

November 3, 2013
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Topic Notes

Topics:

  • Today is Orphan Sunday!
  • many view adoption as second rate, but adoption was God’s plan from the beginning
  • Eph 1:4-6 – we have been adopted
  • We were chosen by God, to be saved before the world began!
  • Romans 8:15
  • God chooses to describe his grand cosmic plan for the redemption of humankind as adoption.
  • 1 John 4:10-12 / Mark 10:13-16
  • Because of the extreme love God gave us, we should generously give that love to others.
  • Adoption is THE act of Christian Love
  • BIBLE CONTRADICTION: From infidels.org
    • Did Saul / Paul’s companions hear a voice or not?
    • Acts 9:7 vs Acts 22:9
  • 50 – 150 million orphans worldwide
  • 400,000 children in foster care in the United States alone.
  • The Little Girl and the Starfish Analogy – you CAN make a difference
  • James 1:27
  • “pure and faultless” – synonyms meaning = VERY CLEAN.
  • What are our responsibilities to Orphans?
  • changing subjects: IN THE NEWS: NEW PLANET FOUND!
  • PRACTICALLY SPEAKING: What can you do to help?
    1. Pray for them. Find children at The Farm
    2. Speak up for them. Tell others the importance or become a court appointed advocate (NationalCASA.org)
    3. Provide financially. Give to the church where a portion goes to orphan causes, or specify giving to an orphan fund.
    4. Support those who help orphans. Mow, baby sit, organize meals for foster parents. Have a shower for a family adopting a child of any age.
    5. Protect orphans. Become a foster parent. Adopt a child. (We have cards available if you are interested.)
    6. Mentor and care for them by forming a relationship with a foster/adopted children.
    7. Support and care for birthparents who know their children may be better off in an adoptive home.

This show originally aired November 3rd, 2013

Extra Stuff

Kansas Foster and Adoptive Parent Association
10 Ways Every Christian Can Care for the Orphan and Waiting Child

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