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Texts for Disability services:

OLD TESTAMENT

  • Exodus 4:10-16 -- God makes people with disabilities
  • Leviticus 21:16-23 -- disabilities in the old covenant
  • I Samuel 16:7 -- God values what is in the heart
  • II Samuel 9 -- the King and a disabled man
  • I Kings 17-19 -- Elijah / depression
  • Job 29:7-17 -- the righteous and disabilities
  • Psalm 31:9-13 -- paranoid depression / psychosis
  • Psalm 42 & 43 -- depression
  • Isaiah 35 -- the future of people with disabilities
  • Isaiah 52:14-53:3 -- Christ knows aversion/rejection
  • Isaiah 58:6-12 -- care for the disadvantaged

NEW TESTAMENT

Synoptic accounts of Jesus' healing people with disabilities:

  • Matthew 11:1-6 -- how Christ is to be recognized
  • Luke 14:12-24 -- people with disabilities at the Kingdom "Banquet"
  • John 5:1-15 -- Jesus at Bethesda
  • John 9 -- what it means to be blind
  • I ┬áCorinthians 1:26-31 -- God chooses the lowly
  • I ┬áCorinthians 12 -- all have gifts
  • II Corinthians 9:6-14 -- each contributes something to the rest

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