All who are led by God’s Spirit are God’s sons and daughters. 15 You didn’t receive a spirit of slavery to lead you back again into fear, but you received a Spirit that shows you are adopted as his children. With this Spirit, we cry, “ Abba, Father. ” 16 The same Spirit agrees with our spirit, that we are God’s children. 17 But if we are children, we are also heirs. We are God’s heirs and fellow heirs with Christ, if we really suffer with him so that we can also be glorified with him.
In twelve chapters Miller offers a step-by-step guide to understanding issues of justice; the pastor's social responsibility; social action types, theology, and challenges. Undergirding it all is the "urgent imperative" for pastors to act.
Social Ministry will be useful as a supplemental text in seminary courses, pastors at every stage of experience should find it stimulating, and lay persons in local groups will find it a useful study book.