Christianity 101

Caring for the poor, the stranger and those in prison is a mandate of Jesus.

(Listen to my song “Mercy Reigns” on YouTube by clicking HERE)


Mark 4:20

“But those (seeds) sown on rich soil are the ones who hear the word and accept it and bear fruit thirty and sixty and a hundredfold.”


When seeds are sown on rich soil…we know the results: lots of growth.

It’s that way with people when they are raised on loving environments with lots of resources readily available.

But not all people are that fortunate.

Many people are raised on hostile environments that aren’t safe and secure.

They don’t have access to resources.

Christians are called to watch for those people.

We are called to seek them out and to extend a helping hand.

We are called to not only pray for them and wish them well…but to form relationships with them.

As Jesus said, “Whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me” (Matthew 25:40).

And who are these “least” ones?

The hungry, the thirsty, the stranger, the naked, the sick and those in prison (Matthew 25:35-36).

Jesus was very specific.


Listen to the song of the day “Mercy Reigns” on the Mercy Reigns album by clicking HERE.

Stream and/or purchase my songs on iTunes by clicking HERE.

Remember…God loves you!

About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, author, activist, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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