Ministries of Mercy, Third Edition - The Call of the Jericho Road
By Tim Keller-PCA.
Whywould someone risk his safety, upend his schedule,deplete his bank balance, and become dirty and bloody to help a person of another race and social class?
And why would Jesus tell us, “Go and dolikewise”?
The Good Samaritan didn’t ignorethe battered man on the Jericho road. Like him, we’re aware of people in need around us—the widow next door, the family strapped with medical bills,the homeless man outside our church. God calls usto help them, whether they need shelter, assistance, medical care, or just friendship.
Tim Keller shows that caring for these people is the job of every believer, as fundamental to Christian living as evangelism, discipleship, and worship. But he doesn’t stop there. He shows how we can carry out this vital ministry as individuals, families, and churches.
Join Keller as he explores the biblical way to participate in compassion ministriesand deals perceptively with thorny issues of
?balancing the cost of meeting needs with the limits of time and resources;
?giving material aidvs. teaching responsibility;
?meeting needs within the church vs. those outside;
Timothy J. Keller (MDiv, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary; DMin, Westminster Theological Seminary) is senior pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan. He previously was associate professor of practical theology at Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, and director of mercyministries for the Presbyterian Church in America.