Your Money and the Poor

MESSAGE - Pastor Dale Thiele

John: That You May Believe

Your Money and the Poor 

  • The Biblical Perspective on Poverty
  • The Biblical Mandate for Christians
  • The Biblical Source of Power 

Questions for Further Study or Group Discussion:

  1. Read John 12:1-11. What do we learn about poverty and the poor from this passage? Why would Jesus say, “the poor you always have with you”?
  2. Read Deuteronomy 15:7-11 and Proverbs 6:6-11. What do these passages add to the biblical perspective on poverty? Why must we be wary of simple, one-sentence summaries of the Bible’s teaching on poverty?
  3. Consider Ephesians 4:28 and 1 Timothy 6:17-19. Is it sinful to be wealthy? Explain. What is the biblical mandate for Christians regarding our wealth?
  4. Read Hebrews 13:5. Why does the writer quote Joshua 1:5? What does this promise have to do with the love of money? 

Memory Verse of the Week:

Matthew 6:33 But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. (ESV)