Resources for Understanding Service

Isaiah 58 teaches us that true and genuine worship includes the whole of the Christian life. When we trust in Christ and center on His gospel we can’t help but pour out compassion on the hungry, poor, homeless and enslaved. We will seek to meet physical needs and, most importantly, the spiritual need of the good news of Jesus.

In this post, I simply want to give you a few resources to help cultivate your heart for those in need. The desire at NewBranch is for the church to be serving in community. The elders and staff are working on a number of different ways for BASE groups to serve.

In the meantime, use these resources to prepare-

Sermons:
Yesterday’s Sermon: A Test of True Worship- Isaiah 58
Good News to the Poor- John Piper
A Fast for Waters That Do Not Fail: Part IPart II– John Piper
A 13-Part Sermon Series on Service by Tim Keller

Articles:
The Gospel and the Poor by Tim Keller
Social Justice and The Gospel: Part IPart II

Books:
When Helping Hurts by Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert: Read a review of the book HERE
Ministries of Mercy: The Call of the Jericho Road by Tim Keller

Ministries Mentioned in Yesterday’s Sermon
StreetGrace and Innocence Atlanta: Focusing on ending child-trafficking in Atlanta
The Lazarus Project: I meant to mention this yesterday. It is a feeding ministry of Trinity Life Church in Lawrenceville, GA.

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One thought on “Resources for Understanding Service

  1. I am almost done reading “When Helping Hurts”. It is a must-read for anyone that gets involved in any kind of poverty alleviation. I think I’ll put up a review on my personal blog when I finish.

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