Aside from being in the name of this ministry organization, Matthew 25:34-40 describes a series of six (6) activities for which the righteous are rewarded because they have done them to the Lord Jesus. In the passage, the righteous are unaware they have performed them to Christ, but Jesus says, "Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me." So the issue is that as Christians, we ought to naturally seek to meet the needs of others - all others.
In John 13, Jesus demonstrated how we should humble ourselves to meet the needs of all. By doing this, we are able to bring Christ into the center of a person's life or into the center of a community. Jesus presented Himself as a lowly servant to wash the feet of His disciples because they needed a spiritually clean and pure walk.
Although there are six (6) specific physical activities described addressing physical needs, we need to recognize that six is not a magic number. For each physical need, there is a spiritual need. Furthermore, there is a broader message that we are now called to meet the needs of others, demonstrating the love of Christ within for all others/all mankind.
We find the principle that God provides for everything he purposes for us to accomplish. So if we don't have the capability to meet a specific perceived need, we are not called to serve that need. We also find the principle that while God provides for all of our needs, HE intends for some of those needs to be blessed through others. By example, Genesis 2:18 states 'it is not good for man to be alone' (mankind is designed to live in relationship with others), and we serve Christ by welcoming strangers, thus satisfying their need for fellowship.
Matthew 25:34-40 describes a series of activities for which the righteous are rewarded because they have done them.View Resources Used
Jail and Prison Ministries seek to minister to the inmates, those who are at-risk, and those seeking to re-enter society plus their families.View Resources Used
Military families face a host of special issues and needs. The Church must address these needs and seek to prevent the most serious consequences.View Resources Used
Military veterans often suffer from unique combinations of issues related to experiencing the violence of combat.View Resources Used
Support for Life in the Womb is a comprehensive ministry supporting women and men in making good decisions to bring their baby to a full-term, healthy birth and growth to be a healthy adult.View Resources Used