Posts Tagged ‘poor’
Finding a Home
by Joanne Beckley Thinking back on Sunday, worshiping at Tshiredzheni (South Africa), I couldn’t help but reflect on the trend I see in our increasingly desired larger congregations in America, with their well-dressed worshippers in their beautiful buildings — and making comparisons . . . Here I was sitting in a building, being built little…Read More
How should I help the homeless?
Question: Dear Sir, I live in a city where there are a lot of homeless people. I need to know what I as a Christian need to do to help them. I give money at my local grocery store that goes to a food bank for those in need, I also leave a care package…Read More
Though Poor, They Are Rich
by Jefferson David Tant “South of the Border” is a delightful song that I remember from my boyhood, telling us of our neighbors “down Mexico way.” The tune came to mind as I was reading the reports of brethren Robert Turner and V. N. Collins in Plain Talk some time ago. They told of a trip…Read More
Feeding the Poor
by Edwin Crozier Where in the Bible did Jesus feed the poor? My only goal is to provoke some intense thinking and searching. I’ll just say at the outset that I know my point here is going to make me an outlier. I know I’m cutting against the grain and swimming upstream and any other…Read More
The Bible and the Poverty Problem
by Matthew W. Bassford In 2003, social scientists Isabell Sawhill and Ron Haskins noticed three striking differences between poor people in America and the nonpoor. First, poor people generally hadn’t completed high school; the nonpoor had. Second, nonpoor people kept a steady job; poor people didn’t. Third, nonpoor people got married before having children; poor people…Read More
The Poor in Spirit
https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/PoorInSpirit-1.mp3 by Jeffrey Hamilton Text: Isaiah 61:1-3 I. The good news is a message to the afflicted – Isaiah 61:1 A. This is the passage Jesus chose to read in his hometown – Luke 4:16-21 B. When John began to doubt Jesus, Jesus again referred to this passage – Luke 7:22-23 C. Jesus declared that the kingdom, the…Read More
Is life not meant to be enjoyed?
Question: I still have some things troubling my mind. I always wanted to try my best and enjoy life as much as I can, obviously with God. But lately, in church and from reading the Bible, some things really confuse me. For example like how Jesus told us that if we wanted to be perfect…Read More
If the church isn’t a social organization, then how are the needy cared for?
Question: “The church has no bowling league, no softball team, nor does it sponsor a Boy Scout troop. We have an air-conditioned building with several rooms for Bible classes, but there is no kitchen, no banquet hall, no gymnasium, or party room. Perhaps you are wondering what kind of church is this, or what does…Read More