What is it like to be poor? Are there any poor in our families, congregation, community? Was Jesus poor? Does one have to be poor to be a faithful Christ-follower? Does poverty have anything to do with redemption? Expect to feel some guilt . . . followed by a profound sense of relief. This teaching will help you the next time you stop and see someone panhandling on the side of the road. Plan to bring some food for the fellowship meal and stay for the afternoon when you may choose a group with whom to celebrate “Compassion Day.” All believers and philanthropists are welcomed.
Scripture: Luke 4:16-21, Matthew 5:3, Proverbs 13:23, Proverbs 10:15, Deuteronomy. 10:17-19
“Compassionate Church” by Pastor John McGhee preached April 16th, 2016 at the Mount Vernon Seventh-day Adventist Church in Mount Vernon, Washington