Resources by David Apple

David Apple has been Director of Mercy Ministries at Tenth since 1988. He oversees 300 volunteer staff in outreach, evangelism, and hospitality to a wide variety of populations and trains and equips churches for ministry in their communities. David has authored Not Just a Soup Kitchen: How Mercy Ministry in the Local Church Transforms Us All.

Proverbs 22:29

Do you see a man skillful in his work?
He will stand before kings;
he will not stand before obscure men.

In his volume entitled Works, Martin Luther asks, “What is the greatest work?” What he answers is “Salvation.” He was pointing to the greatest work in accomplishing the greatest gift. Christ gave his all—for the benefit of others. His work…

Proverbs 22:24-25

Make no friendship with a man given to anger,
nor go with a wrathful man,
lest you learn his ways
and entangle yourself in a snare.

We ought to be wise (and wary) about the friends we choose. Scripture says we should take heed to ourselves, how we live—putting off the old, and putting on the new. We should also take…

Proverbs 22:14

The mouth of forbidden women is a deep pit;
    he with whom the Lord is angry will fall into it.

This is a warning to all men against sexual allure, temptation, and lust. Matthew Henry’s Commentary states, “As they regard the welfare of their souls, let them take heed of strange women, lewd women, whom they ought to be strange to, of the…

Proverbs 22:9

Whoever has a bountiful eye will be blessed,
for he shares his bread with the poor.

The above proverb speaks of a heart that is motivated to benevolence. It is the heart of love that triggers the eye to see a need…and to meet that need. It is the heart of love that moves us to perform acts of compassion. For years, one…

The reward for humility and fear of the Lord
is riches and honor and life. -- Proverbs 22:4

Paul writes in Philippians, “Have this mind among you which was the mind of Christ,” and in Colossians, “Let the word of God dwell in you richly.” As we dig deeply in the word, God blesses us from his spiritual realm and we reflect his humility. There is no…

“If my sins will keep me from getting into Heaven, then how will I get there?”

Fellowship Bible Study (FBS) students (homeless/poor men and women) ask this question and many others like it. While many of our Bible students are churched, they lack sound Bible teaching and seek gospel truths.

In addition, FBS leaders seek to help our guests cope with living in a bad environment, offer friendship…

This week the angels are cheering (and so are we) as two homeless men ministered to by ACTS surrendered their lives to Jesus. Praise God!

Fifteen years ago a homeless person living on the streets of Philadelphia came to saving faith in Jesus Christ through Fellowship Bible Study. His younger brother, also an addict, continued in his lifestyle of addiction and for years ignored our help and stopped…

Tenth Community Dinner, a ministry of ACTS, is marking its thirtieth anniversary this Thanksgiving (1984-2013).

Community Dinner is primarily a ministry of hospitality. Each month we welcome our guests—creating a safe place to share with them the meal, our lives, and our Lord. They enter as strangers and leave as friends because we treat them with respect and integrity. Many attend Fellowship Bible Study and are assisted…

Jan 1, 2007

Hospital Visitation

How Do I Help Someone Who Is In The Hospital?

Jan 1, 2007

Helping Single Parents

How Do I Help Someone Who Is A Custodial Single Parent?