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God and His Great Love for the Poor

Defender of the fatherless and widows
Protector of the week and needy
Rescuer of the poor
Provider of the poor
Savior of the poor
Refuge of the poor

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Year of Jubilee

to be practiced every 50 years
Leviticus 25:8-43

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Leviticus 25:17

God says to the nation of Israel: Do not take advantage of each other, but fear your God

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Cancelling Debt

Deuteronomy 15, we see that God’s intention will be that His people will have all debts canceled every seven years.

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Sabbatical year

Creditor Cancels a Loan - Deuteronomy 15:1-3

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Poverty in the Bible

1. The financially poor (humble)
2. Alien (Refugee, Immigrant)
3. Destitute
4. Oppressed
5. Fool

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The financially poor (humble)

have little capital, subsistence as farmers.

As a result they have minimal political power.

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Alien (Refugee, Immigrant)

fled drought or war, lost their capital, went to another country to survive.

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Destitute

have no capital and are not able to earn income. The blind, the lame, the orphans.

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Oppressed

victims of the powerful and greedy.
(Book of Amos - Local elites)
(Book of Judges)

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Fool

a person who chooses to neglect work and to spend money and time on substance abuse and wrongful sexual activity (prodigal son).

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Poverty (biblical)

Poverty is defined as destitution.

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Prejudice

is an unfavorable attitude toward people because they are members of a particular racial or ethnic group.

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Discrimination

is an unfavorable action toward people because they are members of a particular racial or ethnic group.

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Bias

An attitude that can influence feelings: usually resulting in an individual having positive or negative predispositions about a particular group, individual, idea or object.

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Theology of Missions

*a multidisciplinary field that reads the Bible with missioner eyes; and based on the continual reading of God’s Word:
reexamines
reevaluates
redirects
*the church’s participation in God’s mission in God’s world

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Ethnocentrism

"thinking one's own group's ways are superior to others"

"judging other groups as inferior to one's own“

making false assumptions about others' ways based on our own limited experience

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Message of the Cross & Paul's Mission
1 Corinthians 1:10, 17-18

is designed to transform the lives of believers and make them different as a people and as a corporate body from the surrounding world.

However, the Christians are destroying their Christian testimony because of immorality & disunity.

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Contextualization

the parts of a discourse that surround a word or passage and help to explain its meaning.

the circumstances surrounding an act or event

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Incarnate Ministry

In mission we must proclaim the divine text – The Word of God; yet pray that God help us present His revelation to people in their diverse settings.

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Worldview

is the framework from which we view reality and make sense of life and the world

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Culture

The integrated system of learned patterns of behavior, ideas and products characteristic of a society

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Five Ways to Relate to Culture

Christ against Culture
Christ of Culture
Christ above Culture
Christ and Culture in tension or paradox
Christ the Transformer of Culture

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Christ Against Culture

Christ and culture are at odds with each other; the choice is either-or. In order to follow Christ you must reject culture. Christ does not work through culture

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Christ of Culture

Christ affirms culture and freely works through culture. Christ’s purpose will sometimes be revealed within the church and sometimes from culture.

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Christ Above Culture

Christ and culture do work together. This "good" in culture is used by Christ to further His plans; He not only works through the church and Christians but through culture as well

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Christ and Culture in tension or paradox

They are not to reject culture, yet to view it with suspicion. Christ does not work through culture, but Christians can use certain aspects of culture to further the cause of Christ

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Christ the Transformer of Culture

Christ is separate from culture, yet believes that Christ can change culture. This is done by impacting individuals who will in turn impact culture.

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Consumerism

a drive to accumulate more: competitive comparing of what we have with what others have; and equating worth with the material goods or services we possess, purchase and use rather than who we are

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Admit the world

increased acts of terrorism, racially motivated violence in our nation and around the world

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Admit the church

the race problems exists and weakens our credibility.
Christianity has failed the challenge of racial division

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Admit Me

I am impacted by my culture

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Submit

The Lordship of Christ
To the searching and discernment of the Holy Spirit
To deep racial justice
To a kingdom Love that bust barriers

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Commit

*To be intentional in relationships we develop
*To be intense in our holy discontent concerning prejudice & discrimination, and other social injustices.
*To be learners, stepping out of our comfort zones.