Christ United Methodist Church

A Biblical Understanding of Poverty and Our Responses

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“A Biblical Understanding of Poverty and Our Responses”

                        Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights

                        of all who are destitute. Speak out and judge fairly; defend the rights

                        of the poor and needy. — Proverbs 31:8-9

 

Sundays following 9:00 AM service, May 14, May 21, and May 28th. 

 

           Dr. Warren Thompson will lead an exploration of both Old and New Testaments. This is an opportunity for participants to gain insight into the significance of the subject of poverty in scripture. How do these scriptures guide our response  to those in need today?

How does the Bible view the rich and the poor?  Who are the rich?  Who are the poor?

Two authors will be referenced:  Dr. Anne Bradley (co-editor of For the Least of These: A Biblical Response to Poverty).  This book  offers some practical responses.

Timothy Johnson, Sharing Possessions, What does Faith Demand?  Why should we give to the poor?

·         Is poverty alleviation a responsibility of the church?

·         What has God created us to do?.

·         How can  the  fight to end poverty be effective in our community?