Stand for the Orphan
God’s Word makes it clear that orphans are close to His heart. He calls us to defend the cause of orphans. Here at LifePoint, one of the ways our church family cares for orphans is through Alpha Life, an orphan ministry in Dnipro, Ukraine. In partnership with Orphan Outreach, this ministry located in one city is now growing and potentially impacting orphans nationwide in Ukraine. This weekend is a celebration of what God is doing through this partnership to care for orphans and share the love of Christ with them.
What comes to your mind when you hear the word justice? What has influenced your current thoughts about justice?
Why are orphans (the fatherless) often connected to justice in the Bible? In other words, what does justice have to do with orphans? (Deu. 10:18, 24:17, Psalm 82:3, Isa. 10:2, Jer. 5:28)
What do you believe is the role of the government regarding orphans? The role of the Church? The role of individual Christians?
Read the first 3 chapters of Ephesians. Then go back and focus on 1:5 and 3:6. How would you define “spiritual orphan?” How would you define “spiritual adoption?” And where do you fit into your definitions?
LifePoint Church is blessed to partner with Orphan Outreach and the Alpha Life Ministry in Ukraine. Have you considered this partnership’s significance in the lives of the young men and women in Alpha Life? What do you believe your role is in this partnership? What did you learn from the message, or how were you inspired?
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