Faith in Action

Bridget Henry

Faith?

Many people say they are faithful, however they don't always act that way. Therefore for faith to be present action needs to occur. In the following bible passages it tells us about being faithful by showing faithful actions.




John 3:16-18

New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.

17 “Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. 18 Those who believe in him are not condemned; but those who do not believe are condemned already, because they have not believed in the name of the only Son of God.

John 4:19-21

New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

19 The woman said to him, “Sir, I see that you are a prophet. 20 Our ancestors worshiped on this mountain, but you[a] say that the place where people must worship is in Jerusalem.” 21 Jesus said to her, “Woman, believe me, the hour is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem.

Micah 6:8

New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

8 He has told you, O mortal, what is good;

and what does the Lord require of you

but to do justice, and to love kindness,

and to walk humbly with your God?

Christian Organisations

There are many different organisations out there, that are faithful and helping change the wold for the greater good. Here are a few christian organisations and their 'missions' or 'visions'.


World Vision

World Vision are a Christian humanitarian organisation dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the root causes of poverty and injustice.


Micah Challenge

Micah Challenge is a global movement of Christian agencies, churches, groups and individuals which aims to deepen people's engagement with the poor and to help reduce poverty as an integral part of our Christian faith.


Salvation Army

ONE ARMY: We see a God-raised, Spirit-filled Army for the 21st century - convinced of our calling, moving forward together

We will...

· deepen our spiritual life

· unite in prayer

· identify and develop leaders

· increase self-support and self-denial

ONE MISSION: Into the world of the hurting, broken, lonely, dispossessed and lost, reaching them in love by all means

We will...

· emphasize our integrated ministry

· reach and involve youth and children

· stand for and serve the marginalized

· encourage innovation in mission

ONE MESSAGE: With the transforming message of Jesus, bringing freedom, hope and life

We will...

· communicate Christ unashamedly

· reaffirm our belief in transformation

· evangelise and disciple effectively

· provide quality teaching resources



Sacred Heart Mission

Sacred Heart Mission addresses homelessness and disadvantage by providing a range of diverse and creative services that:

· ensure people have access to necessities including housing, food and healthcare;

· enable people to connect with their community and develop support networks that sustain and nurture their lives.


AngliCord

AngliCord vision is for a just, peaceful and sustainable world free of poverty.


Glossary

Justice - just behavior or treatment.

Mercy - compassion or forgiveness shown toward someone whom it is within one's power to punish or harm.

Compassion - sympathetic pity and concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of others

Grace - do honour or credit to (someone or something) by one's presence.

Faith - complete trust or confidence in someone or something.

- strong belief in God or in the doctrines of a religion, based on spiritual apprehension rather than proof.

Love - an intense feeling of deep affection.

Humility - a modest or low view of one's own importance; humbleness.

Kindness- the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate.

Respect - a feeling of deep admiration for someone or something elicited by their abilities, qualities, or achievements.

Equality - the state of being equal, esp. in status, rights, and opportunities

Being a good neighbour - To show acts of kindness to the people around you.

Faith in Action - showing your belief in god or having faith in someone and actually showing it.


Bible Passages

Poverty

Proverbs 10:4

A slack hand causes poverty, but the hand of the diligent makes rich.


If we all became smart about our actions, what we do and buy then we have a higher chance of becoming wealthy. With this wealth we can then give others a helping hand out of poverty. This is what all the christian organisations have been doing.