The testimony of the Bible is that God’s heart is turned towards the poor. The Isaiah passage teaches that caring for those in need is even more important to God than our worship of him. Jesus plainly said to follow him, the rich young man had only one more step to take in order to have treasurers in heaven and begin following Jesus – “sell what you have and give to the poor.” If we desire to authentically follow Jesus, we must follow the teaching of 1 Timothy 6:17-19 and be rich in generosity with those in need. One of our particular gifts in this mission is that we are rich and can really bless organizations who are effective at helping people in need.
After hearing this sermon, we hope you will give a financial donation to the Be Rich Campaign that would be generous for you.
Lessons: Isaiah 1:11-17, 1 Timothy 6:17-19, Mark 10:17-22