The Gospel and The Poor: How Should We Act?


Author David Platt writes in his book, Counter Culture, “The gospel compels Christians in a wealthy culture to action – selfless, sacrificial, costly, counter-cultural action – on behalf of the poor. For if we don’t act in this way, then it may become clear that we were never Christians in the first place.” Those are bold words and the statement is straightforward. It reminds me of the verse from 1 John 3:17 which reads (in the English Standard Version of the Bible) “But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him?” In our Bible study based on David Platt’s book, we are taking a look at how we should impact our culture as followers of Christ living in a culture of wealth and creature comfort while so much of the world lives in poverty and basic survival. What are your thoughts on the matter?

Our Deep Dive session on the second chapter, covering the Gospel and Wealth, takes place at Mountain View Baptist Church in Wetumpka, Alabama, on Thursday evening at 6:30 PM Central time for those who can join us.

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~ by brotherfaron on August 25, 2015.

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