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Archive for August, 2009

Adoption Sunday at Paramount Church

by Dan Cruver Published Aug 28, 2009

I have the great privilege of preaching at Paramount Church (Jacksonville, FL) this coming weekend for Paramount’s first Adoption Sunday. We will be celebrating both the vertical and horizontal dimensions of adoption. Here’s the announcement on Paramount Church’s website: We are looking forward to celebrating the arrival of Isaiah Gajewski from China with his new […]

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In her booklet Sharing God’s Heart for the Poor, Dr. Amy Sherman writes two brief articles about James 1:27. I blogged the first one in a post entitled “Visiting Orphans: A Ministry That Imparts Life.” Here is her second article: The word “visit” in Scripture is connected with the idea of rescue and redemption. In some […]

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There are a number of challenges within the evangelical church that would be greatly helped if our churches recovered afresh the beautiful truth of our adoption in Christ.  Here are two of those challenges.  The first relates to the Christian’s own state of mind and heart; the second relates to the church’s calling to care […]

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“I can’t define it except to say it’s God-inspired. If you’re not a Christian, it might be tough to understand, but that’s where we are.” ~ UT athletic director Mike Hamilton Story from Go Vols Xtra: “They thought they were set, with two older children, a demanding career and the busy-ness of life. But God […]

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Ethiopian Orphans

by Dan Cruver Published Aug 22, 2009

This amazing video was directed and edited by Simon Scionka on behalf of Children’s HopeChest. Ethiopian Orphans from Simon Scionka on Vimeo.

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We are offering registration discounts for church groups, college/seminary students, and couples. I’ve been very encouraged by two things since we first announced these discounted rates: the number of churches that have contacted me about sending a group (one church is sending a group of 10-12 people!) and the number of college students who are […]

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Conference 2009

First Baptist Church of Simpsonville (SC), Hope for Orphans, Carolina Christian Alliance for Orphans, and Knowing the Truth are partnering together for a free pastor’s luncheon on Tuesday, September 15, 2009. Pastors can register for this free luncheon online here or by contacting Rhonda Littleton (see below). (Click on the image below to download a PDF […]

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Become a T4A Partner

by Jason Kovacs Published Aug 20, 2009

Hi this is Jason writing on behalf of the Together for Adoption steering committee. We would like to share the joy we have in providing resources on adoption and orphan care through the T4A ministry. One of the ways you can join us in this is by becoming a partner. T4A is a volunteer ministry […]

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Visiting Orphans: A Ministry that Imparts Life

by Dan Cruver Published Aug 20, 2009

In her booklet Sharing God’s Heart for the Poor, Dr. Amy Sherman writes about James 1:27: This familiar verse shows up often on the letterhead of Christian mercy ministries or as the theme verse of conferences on social ministry. In its familiarity, it can lose its punch. But the injuction to “visit” the needy is […]

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One of  my favorite verses in all of Scripture is Romans 8:23. “And not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies.” One day God will transform our lowly bodies. Paul calls this future day […]

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The paragraphs below are from the sermon that Carl Robbins preached last year at Together for Adoption Conference 2008. Carl’s sermon was entitled “Adoption and the Multi-Ethnic Family of God” (Ephesians 2:11-22). The full sermon will be available in our upcoming free ebook. If you’re older than 30 you probably remember one of the most […]

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