Poor Man! (Matthew 5:3, Proverbs 19:1-4, Zechariah 7:8-10, 2 Corinthians 6:9-10, 2 Corinthians 8:9, 2 Corinthians 9:9, Hebrews 11:24-26, James 2:1-6)Jack Graham, 04/23/2017
Part of the Various Sermons series, preached at a Sunday Evening service
Sunday (PM), April 23, 2017
Matthew 5:3: "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven."
Quote: "No man can tell whether he is rich or poor by turning to It is the heart that makes a man riche his ledger (bank account). He is rich according to what he is not according to what he has." Henry Ward Beecher
Proverbs 19:1-4: Friends and family desert a poor soul!!
Zechariah 7:8-10: The Lord said!!!
Just thinking I: "You will always have the poor with you." Matthew 26: 11.
Just thinking Il: "The poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which amount to a cent. Mark 12:42
Quote: "A rich man is nothing more than a poor man with money." W. Ca Fields
2 Corinthians 6:9-10: From the Heart!!
2 Corinthians 8:9: Grace, God's Grace.
2 Corinthians 9:9: Grace and more Grace.
Hebrews 11:24-26: Would you sacrifice fortune and fame? Moses did.
In closing: James 2:1-6a
Quote: "Do not judge by appearance; a rich heart may be under a poor coat." A Scottish Proverb
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3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. (ESV)
19:1 Better is a poor person who walks in his integrity
than one who is crooked in speech and is a fool.
2 Desire without knowledge is not good,
and whoever makes haste with his feet misses his way.
3 When a man's folly brings his way to ruin,
his heart rages against the Lord.
4 Wealth brings many new friends,
but a poor man is deserted by his friend. (ESV)
8 And the word of the Lord came to Zechariah, saying, 9 “Thus says the Lord of hosts, Render true judgments, show kindness and mercy to one another, 10 do not oppress the widow, the fatherless, the sojourner, or the poor, and let none of you devise evil against another in your heart.” (ESV)
2 Corinthians 6:9-10
9 as unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and behold, we live; as punished, and yet not killed; 10 as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, yet possessing everything. (ESV)
2 Corinthians 8:9
9 For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you by his poverty might become rich. (ESV)
2 Corinthians 9:9
9 As it is written,
“He has distributed freely, he has given to the poor;
his righteousness endures forever.” (ESV)
24 By faith Moses, when he was grown up, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter, 25 choosing rather to be mistreated with the people of God than to enjoy the fleeting pleasures of sin. 26 He considered the reproach of Christ greater wealth than the treasures of Egypt, for he was looking to the reward. (ESV)
2:1 My brothers, show no partiality as you hold the faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory. 2 For if a man wearing a gold ring and fine clothing comes into your assembly, and a poor man in shabby clothing also comes in, 3 and if you pay attention to the one who wears the fine clothing and say, “You sit here in a good place,” while you say to the poor man, “You stand over there,” or, “Sit down at my feet,” 4 have you not then made distinctions among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts? 5 Listen, my beloved brothers, has not God chosen those who are poor in the world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom, which he has promised to those who love him? 6 But you have dishonored the poor man. Are not the rich the ones who oppress you, and the ones who drag you into court? (ESV)