Jesus, Disability Ministry, and the Bible from Cover to Cover
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Jesus, Disability Ministry, and the Bible from Cover to Cover

Photo courtesy of disabilityisbeautiful.com As someone who has committed his life and ministry career to the field of Disability Ministry, I am always left dumbfounded that so few have joined the cause to this point. Estimates are the 80-85% of churches have no form of Disability Ministry.[i] This is despite the fact that upwards of...

What the Old Testament says about Disability (Part 4 of 4)
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What the Old Testament says about Disability (Part 4 of 4)

Is being in the presence of the King enough for me? The account of Mephibosheth in 2 Samuel chapter 9 ends with, “And Mephibosheth lived in Jerusalem, because he was always at the king’s table; he was lame in both feet.” The first time I read this verse I cringed a little bit. I would...

What the Old Testament has to say about Disability (Part 3 of 4)
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What the Old Testament has to say about Disability (Part 3 of 4)

Don’t believe the lie We’ve been following the account of King David and Mephibosheth in 2 Samuel 9. When King David summons Mephibosheth, he is found living in a place called Lo-Debar. Lo-Debar was not a nice place. It was isolated, dry, and desolate. Not your ideal vacation destination. If you were born in Lo-Debar,...

What the Old Testament says about Disability (Part 2 of 4)
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What the Old Testament says about Disability (Part 2 of 4)

Don’t just ignore the attitude After the short mention of five-year- old Mephibosheth in 2 Samuel 4:4, we don’t hear anything about him for the next five chapters. Those five chapters cover many years of biblical history, and when we reach 2 Samuel chapter 9, Mephibosheth is a grown man with a son of his...