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  • The Wealth Of Poverty Series

    Contributed by Timothy Smith on Jun 24, 2006
    based on 29 ratings
     | 23,825 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.)

    SHIFT -WEEK 1 THE WEALTH OF POVERTY Matthew 5:1-3, Luke 18:18-23 INTRODUCTION TO SERIES: For the majority of people, Christian and non-Christian alike, the popular idea of finding happiness is based on having the right circumstances. It is what one preacher calls, "When & Then thinking." ...read more

  • The Poverty Of Riches Series

    Contributed by Ian Humphrey on Nov 12, 2001
    based on 56 ratings
     | 1,522 views

    exposition on matt ch19v16-30

    THE POVERTY OF RICHES Matthew 19 v. 16 - 30 The rich young ruler’s request "what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?" We notice here :- 1. His Respect for the Lord v. 16 "good Master" - Campbell Morgan describes this man as " A man of fine natural temperment, a man of courage ...read more

  • The Poverty That Enriches

    Contributed by Kenneth Trent on May 21, 2005
    based on 17 ratings
     | 984 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 Of Complacency

    Contributed by Philip Harrelson on May 1, 2008
    based on 44 ratings
     | 12,074 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

  • The Poverty Of Satisfaction

    Contributed by Philip Harrelson on May 14, 2012
    based on 5 ratings
     | 7,824 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

  • Poverty Is Powerlessness Series

    Contributed by Henry Trocino Jr. on Mar 30, 2017
     | 1,579 views

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

    "The poor use entreaties, but the rich answer roughly" (Prov. 18:23). Proverbs tells about the unfair disadvantages of the poor and the advantages of the rich (Prov. 18:23-19:7). Let us study the plight of the poor first, and then the rich in the following antithetical saying. "The poor use ...read more

  • A Look At Poverty Series

    Contributed by Robert Higgins on Apr 17, 2008
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,734 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

  • Blessing In Poverty Series

    Contributed by Chip Monck on Feb 26, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,876 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

  • Poverty Of Mind Series

    Contributed by Tim Smith on Nov 3, 2008
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,792 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 In Riches Series

    Contributed by Christopher Benfield on Mar 14, 2018
     | 3,010 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.

    The Poverty in Riches Mark 10: 17-22 Our text today reveals a young man very eager to get to Jesus. It is apparent that he had heard of Jesus’ ministry and the promise of eternal life. We will discover that this young man was blessed with all one could desire. He had wealth; he had status and ...read more

  • Blessings In Poverty

    Contributed by Dan Santiago on Feb 1, 2006
    based on 53 ratings
     | 4,493 views

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

  • Trials Of Poverty & Riches Series

    Contributed by Shane Speck on Feb 16, 2005
    based on 28 ratings
     | 2,300 views

    Humility is one of the great keys of an effective Christian life. James points out some important aspects of living the humble Christian life.

    PRACTICAL CHRISTIAN LIVING “Trials of Poverty & Riches” (James 1:9-11) Introduction:  Keeping in our context we see that wisdom to understand our trials can be a very useful thing…it can also be useful as we consider our attitude in the world  No one likes a stuck up ...read more

  • Toeing The Poverty Line Series

    Contributed by Alison Bucklin on Jun 23, 2006
    based on 3 ratings
     | 904 views

    Poverty of spirit - humility before God - is essential to authentic faith.

    Toeing the Poverty Line Over the past few weeks we’ve seen picture after picture of devastation and loss, desperation and helplessness. Responses have ranged across the spectrum from courage and compassion and generosity to greed, exploitation, and headline-grabbing. But one thing it has ...read more

  • Poverty Because Of Unbelief

    Contributed by Ralph Andrus on Mar 13, 2006
    based on 10 ratings
     | 1,729 views

    God has given us his promise in exchange for our faith trust & obedience

    POVERTY BECAUSE OF UNBELIEF On the corner of Park Row and Beekman Street,(In City Hall Park) New York City, where Horace Greeley’s Statue (Founder of New York Tribune) now stands, stood a man offering $20 gold pieces for $1 each. All day he kept up loudly announcing his wares, but of the ...read more

  • The Poverty Of Self-Sufficiency Series

    Contributed by Brian Bill on Mar 24, 2004
    based on 39 ratings
     | 6,821 views

    As we look at the first Beatitude this morning, I wonder if those listening to Jesus wished they had a dictionary with them because it must have seemed like He was speaking a different language.

    The Poverty of Self-Sufficiency I’ve received some wonderful green and gold gifts recently. This Packer headband keeps my ears warm, and this cap announces my allegiance for all to see. This Packer Christmas stocking came filled with Snicker bars; and I even received some “Lambeau loafers” as ...read more