Convalescent Ministry

 

The convalescent ministry reaches out with Jesus’ love to those of all ages who are confined to hospitals or convalescent homes. Bible studies, worship services, and one-on-one ministry are all part of the focus of this outreach.

 

Wherever we turn in the Bible, we consistently see exhortations to honor the aged.

 

In the Ten Commandments (Ex. 20:1-17) we find the well-known commandments to honor father and mother, whatever their age.

 

Other commandments prohibit afflicting or taking advantage of the widow (for example, Ex. 22:22). Leviticus 19:32 also makes our attitude to the elderly abundantly clear: "You shall rise up before the gray headed, and honor the aged. . . “

 

The New Testament likewise promotes an attitude of honor as it reiterates the command to honor parents in particular (Matt. 15:1-9; Eph. 6:2, 3) and the elderly in general (I Tim. 5:1-3).

 


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