PROCLAIMING GOOD NEWS TO THE POOR OF A KINGDOM JUBILEE Viv Grigg Urban Leadership Foundation June 2006 (to be edited). Jesus came to preach good news of the Kingdom of God to the poor, to set the captives free, to declare the acceptable year of the Lord (– the year of Jubilee) (Luke 4:18, 19).
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Jesus came to preach good news of the Kingdom of God to the poor, to set the captives free, to declare the acceptable year of the Lord (– the year of Jubilee) (Luke 4:18, 19).
When people heard him, what did they understand?
Every 50th year
A time of equalizing.
I. SLAVES ARE SET FREE
II. DEBTS ARE TO BE CANCELED.
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V. AN ECONOMIC GOSPEL
FIRST PRINCIPLE: CELEBRATION
SECOND PRINCIPLE: COOPERATIVE ECONOMICS
THIRD PRINCIPLE: FORSAKING
FOURTH PRINCIPLE: MEETING NEEDS
FIFTH PRINCIPLE: PRIVATE OWNERSHIP WITHOUT POSSESSIVENESS
SIXTH PRINCIPLE: VOLUNTARY GIVING
SEVENTH PRINCIPLE: THE EQUALIZING GOSPEL
AN EQUALIZING GOSPEL
A RANGE OF JUSTICE & EQUALITY
9. Ownership / Own home / Forsake all, / Provide family (Levites) yet own home (1 Tim 5:8)
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