The Kingdom of God and the Poor Viv Grigg Urban Leadership Foundation. Introduction. The emphasis and focus of ministry is to the poor (Luke 4:18) The model of this ministry is Jesus, who voluntarily became poor among the poor. How To Define Poverty?.
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Defined by Latin, US, Kiwi culture of by the Bible?
The Old Testament mentions the word 245 times. There are 6 main Hebrew roots. We will break them up into three major categories.
“ebyon”- needy and dependent (61 vezes)
“dal”- frailness and weakness
e.g. Metsai, garbage dump
In the Kingdom of God, the unfortunate poor become the uplifted poor.
Food / Work / Land
Management of Resources
The Connection, Christ
The poor are blessed.
Poverty is a curse.
The rich are cursed.
Riches are a blessing...