Entries Tagged 'Care for the Poor'
Since I moved away from Dispensationalism years ago during seminary, I’ve thought about preaching a series on the End Times someday, but had always thought I should wait and mull a bit longer. However, as I’ve been praying about message series for Little Hills, it felt like such a series was needed, so… here we go.
To start a series on the “Little Apocalypse” or “Olivette Discourse” (Matthew 24-25), I think we need to begin where Jesus did, heading off at the pass two risks we face when dealing with the future: apathy and obsession. In contrast to these, Jesus instructs us on how to have the right mindset about the future and that’s what we consider in this week’s message.
How does the Church deal with poverty? How do we understand what the Bible says about care for the poor and how it says, “If any will not work, neither let him eat”? As I conclude the second volume of Proverbially Speaking, we look at “Poor Excuses” and God’s Answers. Like so much in Scripture, we are called to a balance we struggle to achieve.