We do not fear the unknown, we fear the judgment of God.
Isa 1:18 come let us settle this.
If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land; but if you refuse and rebel, you shall be eaten by the sword; for the mouth of the Lord has spoken.”
Isaiah 1:19-20 ESV
let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; let him return to the Lord , that he may have compassion on him, and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.
Isaiah 55:7 ESV
Adam God’s beloved – John Nouwen.
Like Jesus said your neighbor is someone with severe disability.
Prayer is the ultimate equalizer. Mat 6. Help me Lord.
Proverbs 3:5. Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
and do not lean on your own understanding.
Gal 6. Bare one others burdens.
We want disabilities in the church.
James 1. God’s sovereignty. 1Pe 2:20 — 1Pe 2:21
For what credit is it if, when you sin and are beaten for it, you endure? But if when you do good and suffer for it you endure, this is a gracious thing in the sight of God. For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you might follow in his steps.
Enter into their suffering.
The good Samaritan. The church needs to go and find the disabilied.
Warning. Mark 7:8
You leave the commandment of God and hold to the tradition of men.”
Mental age is an insult.
James 2. Favoritism. God forgive us. Luke 14:23
And the master said to the servant, ‘Go out to the highways and hedges and compel people to come in, that my house may be filled.
Compel. Show love. Ask for their forgiveness.
Effects of being wounded. You see what you know. 18 wounds.
The disabled reveal our sinful heart.
2 Cor 7:8-11. Godly sorrow.
Moral model. Social model. Medical model.
1 Cor 12. Each member is indespensible. Special honor. Vv if your neighbors are easy you need new neighbors. 1 Peter loving costs.
Paul’s thorn. My grace is sufficient.
Rom 12:2. Don’t reflect the world.