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  • Blessings In Poverty

    Contributed by Dan Santiago on Feb 1, 2006
    based on 53 ratings
     | 4,485 views

    You don’t need to have everything going your way to be happy.

    INTRODUCTION ILLUSTRATION I came across of these lines from a song from the musical “Oklahoma,” -- Oh what a beautiful morning, oh what a beautiful day; I’ve got a wonderful feeling, everything’s going my way. A lot people today tend to regard happiness in that light. “When everything’s ...read more

  • The Poverty That Enriches

    Contributed by Kenneth Trent on May 21, 2005
    based on 17 ratings
     | 975 views

    No sensible person enjoys being poor. None of us would strive for actual “poverty status” in life. Jesus is referring to another kind of "poverty", one that enriches.

    THE POVERTY THAT ENRICHES “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 5:3. No sensible person enjoys being poor. None of us would strive for actual “poverty status” in life. In our text, our Lord is not extolling the benefits of being economically poor. He ...read more

  • The Poverty Mindset

    Contributed by Jeff Van Wyk on Apr 13, 2013
    based on 3 ratings
     | 14,927 views

    One false concept is that poverty has some mysterious refining qualities. Some believe that it is spiritual to be poor. That is not the way God lives and neither does He want us to live that way. Just look how He blessed Abraham. The Bible teaches us that

    THE POVERTY MIND-SET Simply put, being poor is not having enough food, clothing, and shelter for your family. It is an urgent unmet need for more money and material possessions. Being poor can also be described as being without a dream that will take you out of poverty. One false concept ...read more

  • Spiritual Poverty Series

    Contributed by Keith Foskey on Apr 15, 2014
     | 2,527 views

    Poverty of spirit drives us to the Savior.

    Series: The Sermon on the Mount Title: The Poor in Spirit Text: Matthew 5:3 When two people who love one another come together on the day of their wedding, there are traditional vows which are often spoken to one another. I, take you, to be my wife... for better and for worse... in ...read more

  • Poverty And Temptation

    Contributed by Leslie Tarlton on Jan 19, 2014
     | 1,445 views

    An expositional series on James

    James Chapter 1:9-18 Poverty and Temptation Let's turn to James chapter one, verse 9. Jam 1:9-11 Let the brother of low degree rejoice in that he is exalted: But the rich, in that he is made low: because as the flower of the grass he shall pass away. For the sun is no sooner risen ...read more

  • Blessing In Poverty Series

    Contributed by Chip Monck on Feb 26, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,871 views

    As we continue our series on the Sermon on the Mount, we dive into the descriptions of a Christian’s character as defined by Christ in the Beatitudes. "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven."

    For the next three weeks we are back to our in depth study and look at the Sermon on the Mount. If you have accepted the challenge to do some scripture memory as a part of this journey together, then you would be up to Matthew 5, verse 3. And depending on your translation, you will have memorized ...read more

  • A Look At Poverty Series

    Contributed by Robert Higgins on Apr 17, 2008
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,729 views

    The two things that break God’s heart are people in need and people in greed. God’s people must be those who minister to those in need and never tainted by greed.

    1. Review and Overview a. We have been talking about letting God turn us inside out and change the focus of our lives from being self-centered, self-interested, and self-absorbed to that of a God centered, Kingdom minded, outward focused people of God. b. This transformation will not come about ...read more

  • The Poverty Of Complacency

    Contributed by Philip Harrelson on May 1, 2008
    based on 44 ratings
     | 12,043 views

    Complacency with our own spiritual condition will rob us of what God really wants to perform as far as blessing and anointing.

    THE POVERTY OF COMPLACENCY TEXT: 2 Kings 7:3-9 ll Kings 7:3 9 -- “And there were four leprous men at the entering in of the gate: and they said one to another, Why sit we here until we die?” “If we say, We will enter into the city, then the famine is in the city, and we shall die there: and ...read more

  • Poverty Of Mind Series

    Contributed by Tim Smith on Nov 3, 2008
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,781 views

    We are created to bear fruit. If you don’t bear fruit then it is a sign that things are not well with you. Fruitfulness should be the purpose of life. In fact, throughout Jesus’ ministry, He constantly talked about how we should bear fruit.

    Confronting Our Poverty of Mind Mark 4: 3-8, 13-20 Brett Blair tells the story of the very first person to reach the status of billionaire. At the age of 23, he had become a millionaire, by the age of 50 a billionaire. Every decision, attitude, and relationship was tailored to create his ...read more

  • The Poverty Of Satisfaction

    Contributed by Philip Harrelson on May 14, 2012
    based on 5 ratings
     | 7,785 views

    Acceptance of your surroundings can lead to great defeat.

    2 Kings 7:1-9 KJV Then Elisha said, Hear ye the word of the LORD; Thus saith the LORD, To morrow about this time shall a measure of fine flour be sold for a shekel, and two measures of barley for a shekel, in the gate of Samaria. [2] Then a lord on whose hand the king leaned answered the man of ...read more

  • The Beauty Of Poverty Series

    Contributed by Russ Barksdale on Jul 22, 2015
     | 2,091 views

    Blessed are the poor in Spirit for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

    The Beauty of Poverty Matthew 5:3 The Sermon on the Mount: a new way of viewing how one has a right relationship with God. blessed=makarious (Greek)=supremely happy. OUR secrets keep us from discovering THE secrets Jesus is revealing about how to gain supreme happiness. ...read more

  • The Wealth Of Poverty Series

    Contributed by Timothy Smith on Jun 24, 2006
    based on 29 ratings
     | 23,807 views

    1st sermon in an 8 part series on the Beatitudes. This series challenges us to "Shift" our thinking in what really brings true happiness. (*Refreshed with some rewrite in 8/08. PowerPoint and Video Clips available on request.)

  • The Poverty In Riches Series

    Contributed by Christopher Benfield on Mar 14, 2018
     | 3,001 views

    A rich young man came to Jesus desiring eternal life. He felt good about himself, but left saddened because he was unwilling to meet the Lord's demands for eternal life. We must come to the Lord by faith alone for salvation.

  • Poverty Is Powerlessness Series

    Contributed by Henry Trocino Jr. on Mar 30, 2017
     | 1,570 views

    Part 6 of the Sermon Series, "Rich Man Poor Man in Proverbs"

  • Spirit Of Poverty

    Contributed by Naro Chisho on Sep 11, 2011
    based on 2 ratings
     | 3,997 views

    God starts the bible with blessings and ends with blessings