I Jn 3:17-18
Intro, There is tragedy, There is oppression, More about justice, not mervey, God could have chosen any, but chooses Israel
Not exclusively, but definitely, Why?, Dignity, God's intention to bring dignity to people, Desires to bring protection to them, Warning- we might be the oppressors, bring liberation to both sets of people, Display, He displays His power by using the weak, To show off what His power is like, To show Christ, onsider who He hung with, Consider His teaching, Free grace to the rejects, Consider His life, death, and resurection, How?, Not!, ATM approach- give and receive, Either money, or internal feel-goods, Hand-down, very dehumanizing and cruel!, Un-Christian and evil, There is a priviledge of the poor, We are to see ourselves as the poor!, We are all beggers in need!, We need to be forgiven and restored, "Blessed are the poor in spirit"
2 Cor 1:1-11
It is not good, It is not right, Paul said that they despaired of life itself, God did not make us to be like this, It takes you out of alignment, mentally
The irony of God is good, Praise be to God, Grace, peace, mercy, comfort, "When sin and destruction entered into this world, God's hands were not filthy"
Look to Jesus as #1 example, To the poor and disinfranchised, To the sick and forgotten, To all who were all the above, whether they realized it or not
Get in situations & life, Showing up, Asking questions, Show them life, Touch, Listen, Pray
Jesus is already at work
The cycle of hope
He is the God of all comfort