Audio Sermons on Poverty in a Materialistic World
The costs of living, in this modern age, are only equaled by the rise in demands. Everyone wants to own this gadget or that home. Most of all, things that come with hefty price tags to match. What does the bible say about the “keeping up” culture that is so pervasive in this earthly realm? Developing audio sermons on poverty, filled with sound biblical advice on earthly materialism, offer some spiritual direction. As demands grow tougher and prices skyrocket, keeping our eyes on the Lord will give us the wisdom needed.
“The deepest need of men is not food and clothing and shelter, important as they are. It is God.”―Thomas R. Kelly
The parable of Beggar Lazarus
One of the least discussed parables of Jesus in a day and age of “prosperity gospel” is the tale of a rich man and a poor beggar. You can use the stark mental image of a poor man sitting outside the city gates. He was covered in sores and begging for scraps of food to eat. Can you see the contrast with the rich man in fine linens, paying little heed to anything beyond his own needs?
Audio sermons on poverty take a look at poverty not only in the natural but the spiritual. The book of Luke goes on to express that when both men died, Abraham met the poor Lazarus with a King’s welcome.
Luke 16:22 The poor man died and was carried by the angels to Abraham’s side.
The rich man looked on and called for a drop of water to quench his thirst in hell. Abraham informed the man he had already received his riches on earth.
Luke 16:25 But Abraham said, ‘Child, remember that you in your lifetime received your good things, and Lazarus in like manner bad things; but now he is comforted here, and you are in anguish.
Understand that is was not because the man was rich as the reason for not going to heaven. It was because he was selfish, proud and showed no mercy to the poor man, Lazarus. Scripture tells us that we are to do unto others and we would want them to do unto us.
Luke 6:31 Do to others as you would have them do to you.
Joseph’s Life of Poverty
The sale of the son of Jacob, Joseph, into the bondage of Egyptian slavery by his own brothers seems cruel. This biblical account given in audio sermons on poverty demonstrates the difference faith makes. In particular when it comes to sustaining the true believer. Not only did Joseph farewell, but was second in command under the Pharaoh. As famine struck the land, Joseph had helped divert disaster by interpreting the dream of an Egyptian king. It was a dream given by God that unveiled the coming of hard times. The strong connection to, and faith in, God allowed Joseph’s life to thrive and be reconnected to his family. He was able to provide sustenance to his family by sharing in the sustaining power of God.
Treasures In Heaven
The Holy Bible cautions us to concentrate our efforts on doing the work we are called to do. We are to pursue being in the service of the Lord rather than chasing earthly pursuits and monetary goals. Instead of trying to fill earthly bank accounts, build a store of riches in heaven. Your heavenly account increases with every act of mercy and kindness extended to others.
Matthew 6:19-21 “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. 20 But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
Rich In Christ Jesus
Christian disciples are instructed to live richly in the Word of God, have faith in the provision, and not worry about what we eat, drink, and not worry about clothes. He has us in his hands and knows our needs before we ever ask. There are times life can seem like a struggle, but ultimately, he provides the solution and walks us through it. God promises to take care of our needs if we are faithful. There is no poverty in the presence of our Lord. He blessed us tremendously through healing in our body and creative miracles. These things can not be bought but were freely given through Jesus’ crucifixion, death, and resurrection. Young adults can find out more in the New Testament audio sermons.
Audio Sermons on Poverty
Apostles, teachers, ministers of the word of God are encouraged to share audio sermons on poverty at KNCB.org. Especially those that provide biblical hope and direction in these signs of trying end times. Your ministry will enjoy many blessings by imparting the sound words and doctrines the Bible gives. Moreover, to instruct on dealing with what the world terms as “lack” in our lives. Richness in heaven has little to do with your possessions and monetary wealth on this temporary plane of existence.
The bible says in Matthew 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
All we have to do is be a Jesus follower and abide in God’s word. Be busy and He will bless us beyond measure in this life and the next.
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