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Ministries of Mercy

The Call of the Jericho Road

Author Timothy J. Keller
Narrator Sean Runnette
Runtime 9.5 Hrs. - Unabridged
Publisher christianaudio
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Release Date December 16, 2009
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Why would someone risk his safety, destroy his schedule, and become dirty and bloody to help a needy person of another race and social class? And why would Jesus tell us "Go and do likewise"? Like the wounded man on the Jericho road, there are needy people in our path.

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Why would someone risk his safety, destroy his schedule, and become dirty and bloody to help a needy person of another race and social class? And why would Jesus tell us "Go and do likewise"? Like the wounded man on the Jericho road, there are needy people in our path- the widow next door, the family strapped with medical bills, the homeless man outside our place of worship.

God calls us to be ministers of mercy to people in need of shelter, assistance, medical care, or just friendship.

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Well done!
Covers this theme exhaustively.
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Review by / (Posted on 5/1/2019)
The Government Can't Help
Sean Runnette narrates with a somber tone that reflects the grave issues being discussed. The author offers numerous statistics showing that the government will no longer be able to help the needy and argues that Christian churches ought to step up and fill the gap, as commanded in scripture. Runnette also strikes a hopeful tone when sharing theological foundations and practical applications of ministries of mercy. Keller's book will go a long way in aiding congregations to be better equipped to help those in need in their communities. T.D. © AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine
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Review by / (Posted on 3/3/2011)
Wonderful Exhortation to live out faith
Keller's book, Ministries of Mercy, as read by Sean Runnette, is a wonderful treatise on the need for what has become known as mercy ministries. While I wish the facts were updated, most information was from 1995, the figures were still astounding given where we stand today regarding our economy and such.

I appreciated the foundation of the failure of the government as so many rely on the government for their sustenance. I appreciated more the reinforced biblical foundation of how the church is to be involved in ministries of mercy.
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Review by / (Posted on 1/19/2011)
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