111: How Can Ordinary People Change the World? with Tony Merida

 In Lifestyle, Ministry, Missions, Podcast, Social Justice

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We live in a world filled with people in need; people facing difficulties such as hunger, poverty, educational needs, advocacy, injustice! One very simple way to serve people is to meet these needs with a Gospel focus.

In this episode, Kenny interviews pastor, author, professor Tony Merida about the importance of “mercy ministry.” In the interview Tony challenges all “ordinary” people to change the world by meeting the needs of others; both here in the USA as well as abroad and across the globe.

Tony Merida is the founding pastor of Imago Dei Church in Raleigh, NC. He also serves as Associate Professor of Preaching at Southeastern Baptist Seminary in Wake Forest, NC. He is the author of several books including his most recent book Ordinary: How to Turn the World Upside Down and eight volumes in the new Christ-Centered Exposition commentary series (B&H), of which Tony also serves as a general editor, along with Danny Akin and David Platt. Tony Merida is happily married to his wife Kimberly; they have five adopted children.

Visit Tony’s website: TonyMerida.net

Follow Tony on Twitter: @tonymerida

Recommended Resources: 

Generous Justice (by Timothy Keller)

Orphanology (by Tony Merida and Rick Morton)

Ordinary (by Tony Merida)

Ministries of Mercy (by Timothy Keller)

The Locust Effect (by Gary Haugen)