Senior adults and the church

RE Verse reading–Acts 6:1-7, 11:27-30 (day five)  “Now during those days. . .the Hellenists complained. . .because their widows were being neglected in the daily distribution of food”  (6:1)  There is an application here for the modern church.  While all widows in the ancient world were not AARP eligible, the majority were and the church felt responsibility for them.  Was it actual discrimination or just the perception?  Not sure.  What is clear is that the church had a plan to meet these needs.  Paul later gave the conditions under which a widow should be “put on the list”.  Wise management will be required but the example is clear.  I am grateful for Julie Webster. . .I am grateful for the FBC Deacons. . .I am grateful for the FBC Aging Team (Judy Vasil and Barbara Warnock and volunteers). . .  I am grateful for Larry Soape and the Senior Adult Sunday School classes and workers. . . for all those who help us care for Senior Adults.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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