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10/24/21 Message Notes

10/24/21 Message Notes

Message Title: Care for the Needy Date: October 24, 2021

Locations & Times

Peninsula Covenant Church

3560 Farm Hill Blvd, Redwood City, CA 94061, USA

Sunday 8:45 AM

Sunday 10:30 AM

MESSAGE TITLE: Care for the Needy

DATE: October 24, 2021

Together: Remembering Experiences That Inform Our Future
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The vulnerable need us and we need the vulnerable. Vulnerable = foreigner (stranger), fatherless, widow.
Why care for the vulnerable?
-Justice (v.17)
-Blessing (v.19)
-Respond to His Love (v. 18, 22)
Why we don't care for the vulnerable?
-Lack Proximity
The vulnerable begin to matter to us when we have proximity and can pronounce their names.
The vulnerable need us and we need the vulnerable. Vulnerable = foreigner (stranger), fatherless, widow.
Seek Opportunities
1. What is on Your Heart?
2. Prayer Adopt a Child - Malawi Children's Mission
3. Be a Support Friend - Local Foster/Adopted Family
4. Foster a Child or Teen - San Mateo, Afghanistan or Central America
May you jump into the arms of Jesus and may He push out into the world. May you be healed as you participate in the healing of others. Not because you must, but because you may. This is why we were born!
Like the Israelites in the desert heading toward the Promised Land, we are a faith community heading into a promised future. In this series, Together: Remembering - Experiences that Inform Our Future we will learn from the Israelites’ story, found in the Book of Deuteronomy, about what they were called to remember in order to follow God well. This week, we focus on remembering that we are to care for the vulnerable.

1. In our journey with the Israelites in Deuteronomy, what are you remembering from the book that is impacting your life?

2. When did your eyes first open to the needs of the vulnerable around you? Or maybe you were actually the vulnerable one. Describe what you saw, experienced and how it made you feel?

3. Take some significant time to reflect on Deuteronomy 24:17-22. What are you drawn to in the passage?. What is beautiful about it and heartbreaking? What keys words are essential to it’s meaning? What is God saying about seeking justice for another and why the Israelites must do it? If you had to sum it up in a sentence, how would you state it.

4. Throughout the Bible, this message of caring for those in need is declared multiple times (7X just in the book of Deuteronomy). What other passages and stories reflect the same truth as found in Deuteronomy? How do the words of Jesus (Matthew 22:35-40, 26:11) and James, the brother of Jesus, (James 1:27) relate?

5. What holds us back in living out caring for the foreigner, fatherless and widow? How does our depth of understanding of God’s love for us help us to do so? How does drawing closer in proximity to a vulnerable one and being able to pronounce their name change our heart? How has this been true in your life?

6. Who is the foreigner, fatherless, or widow that need your presence and practical help? If it is not obvious, ask God to lead you. Check out these resources: Malawi Children's Mission and PCC Orphan Support.

-Recite Deuteronomy 6:4-9 (The Shema) day/night. Replace Israel with your name/ family’s name.
-Follow the Weekly Listening/Reading Plan for Deuteronomy (Chapter 25-28 by 10/31)
-Engage in Prayer Wed. PCC Noon Time for 30 min (Info/Zoom Link) or last Friday/month live at PCC
-Place a memory of God on the Wall of Remembrance in the back of the Worship Center

Reading and Listening Plan

Find the reading plan with key verses and general topics as we go through Deuteronomy together.

Wednesday Prayer at Noon

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Pastoral Search Process

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Fiscal year (June 1 - to date)

Giving Update
Budgeted Giving: $3,838,588
Giving to Date: $1,032,789
Still Need: $2,805,799

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