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BLESS Sermon Series
BLESS is a new approach to prayer and evangelism.
It’s less about downloading information or memorizing scripts,
and more about loving our neighbors well.
It helps us get unstuck and practice evangelism more effortlessly.
The Gospel of Mark: The King and His Cross
There Should Be No Poor Among You
This sermon series naturally follows our study of Exodus - Out of Bondage. After 40 years in the desert, as the people of Israel stood on the edge of the Promised Land, God spoke through Moses saying,
"There need be, there must be, there shall be…no poor people among you
because God is going to bless you lavishly in this land…
But only if you listen obediently to the Voice of God, your God,
diligently observing every commandment that I command you today."
God gave instructions to the people to care for the land that would become theirs and how to live in a different way from the cultures around them - to live in community, loving God and loving each other.
In this sermon series we begin by exploring the instructions God gave His people and continue to examine his instructions through the Old and New Testaments...we examine that against the backdrop of today's economic and political climate and learn what it means to be poor in America and in our community.
Download Where is it Written? transcript
View Where is it Written? Powerpoint Slide Show (pdf format)
Links to Nick Hannauer's Ted Talks on Inequality and The Pitchforks are Coming (Ted Talk and article)
Download As for Me and My Family transcript
Download Cannibal Stew transcript
Download But Let Justice Roll Like a River transcript
Exodus: Out of Bondage
To accompany the sermon series, we're reading through the Books of Moses
Download our reading plan here >