Get To Work Part 2 “Serve The Poor”
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Serve the Poor
“Get to Work” is a phrase to help us focus on the ___________ of the church.
We are called to “Get to Work”, not for the _______________ of the church but for the ________________ of God.
The early followers of Jesus clearly _____________ the need to “Get to Work”
Our focus will be on Jesus’ first _____________ statement.
16 He went to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, and on the Sabbath day he went into the synagogue, as was his custom. He stood up to read, 17 and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was handed to him. Unrolling it, he found the place where it is written:
18 “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, 19 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”[a]
20 Then he rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant and sat down. The eyes of everyone in the synagogue were fastened on him. 21 He began by saying to them, “Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.”
Our emphasis for this three week series:
P_______________ the gospel.
S________________ the poor
I________________ others to hope.
What is the __________________ of your world?
Jesus’ first purpose statement was directly _______________ on the poor…..which should mean ____________ to us.
Who Are the Poor?
It is difficult to determine who is poor by looking at the ________________.
More than ___________ of the population live on less than $2.50/day.
We ___________ make a difference.
Helping the poor often has an individual _____________.
Helping the poor always has a _____________.
Do you see substantially helping the poor as a part of your _______________?