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  1. Real talk about poverty, ethnicity (race), social brokenness and the American evangelical church.
  2. Sep 06,  · This is why Jesus says, “Blessed are the poor.” This is why Jesus says according to Luke, “When you give a luncheon or a dinner, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or rich neighbors, in case they may invite you in return, and you would be repaid. But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the.
  3. “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew ). Blessed are the poor in spirit. It’s not an accident that the first of the Beatitudes is about being poor in spirit. This is a necessary trait for a Christian—an essential requirement in order to follow God’s way of life.
  4. May 25,  · But Jesus says, "Blessed are you poor, for yours is the kingdom of God." What does this mean? One is initially tempted to think it refers to a pie-in-the-sky when you die theology, the notion that your suffering on earth will be rewarded in heaven. I consider this amid my own awareness of that which I lack, and I don't think it is the total.

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