PU 009: Learning from the Life of Christ

Five ways we can learn from Jesus’ posture in caring for the poor.

  1. Walking with God – Luke 5:16; 6:12; 9:18; 22:39
  2. Identifying with People – John 1:14; Philippians 2:5-11
  3. Humility – Matthew 11:29
  4. Loving people and appreciating culture – John 4:4-26
  5. Serving in the periphery, advocating in the center

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This episode, “Learning from the Life of Christ,” is the final episode in the Theology of Poverty series. So what’s next? Listen to the most recent episode, or check out our four-week curriculum for groups.

3 thoughts on “PU 009: Learning from the Life of Christ

  1. Pingback: Something Beautiful » Blog Archive » Where does poverty come from?

  2. I’m so excited to listen to this podcast! You are answering questions I have been wondering about for years. I wish I had known about it when you first made it!

    Do you still have your notes for this episode? I was really encouraged by your quote from Ron Sider at the end, about how God knows we are finite and limited because he is the one who made us that way. Could you maybe post the text of that quote in the show notes, or as a comment? Do you have the exact citation for that quote? Is it from his book “Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger?”

    I found this especially interesting since I’ve been thinking lately about my own limits and what God can still do with my limited resources.. I am in a Bible study on Matthew right now where we have been looking at Jesus’ feeding of the 5,000 – how he was able to take limited, insufficient resources and make them more than adequate.

    • Hi Sarah! Thanks for commenting. Yes, the quote is from Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger. I believe it’s the last chapter. Here’s the quote.

      “God does not want anyone to feel guilty for not doing everything—or for taking time off for relaxation and recreation. Everyone should prayerfully ask God what limited, specific things God wants him or her to concentrate on. It was God, after all, who made us finite with only twenty-four hours each day. Being called to do all God wants us to do to correct social sin is not a heavy burden. It is an invitation to joy and meaning in life, an occasion for blessing our neighbors, and a wondrous opportunity to be a coworker with the Lord of history.”

      I appreciate your link back to the feeding of the 5,000. Do we really believe that God has given us all we need in order to accomplish what he’s called us to do?

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