What is God's Heart for the Poor

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This is a presentation to discuss God's heart for the poor and to show the evidence of the poor in Lancaster, OH

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  • What is God's Heart for the Poor

    1. 1. What do you think it means to be poor or needy?
    2. 2. Steve Sjogren says… “ That group of people consisting of the least, the lost, the left behind and the lonely, who are very close to Jesus’ heart.”
    3. 3. Information about the poor <ul><li>World </li></ul><ul><li>In Sweden, 1 out of 33 children are poor </li></ul><ul><li>In Belgium, 1 out of 22 children are poor </li></ul><ul><li>In Germany, 1 out of 15 children are poor </li></ul><ul><li>In France, 1 out of 10 children are poor </li></ul>
    4. 4. <ul><li>United States </li></ul><ul><li>The richest country in the world </li></ul><ul><li>1 in 6 children are poor </li></ul>Detroit has the highest poverty rate in the United States!
    5. 5. Detroit has the highest poverty rate in the United States!
    6. 8. God loves the poor God loves the poor so much that sent Jesus to live with them During Jesus’ time here on earth, he was a member of a poor family Jesus lived amongst the poor
    7. 9. God has a big heart for the poor <ul><li>“ For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich.” </li></ul><ul><li>2 Corinthians 8:9 </li></ul>
    8. 10. God loves the poor Matthew 25:34- 46 1 John 3:16- 18 James 2:15- 17

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