There are many people in the world today who are rich, but there is a greater
number of people who are poor in the realm of earthly riches.
The problem between the two is this:
The rich generally despise the poor.
The poor generally despise the rich.
The problem exists because both the rich man and the poor man fail to see the
good character of the other.
We must be a people who will take things for what they really are and what they
really mean, and not what they only appear to be on the outside surface.
II Cor. 8:9
It will be the purpose of this lesson today to look at "The Riches of The Poor Man
of Galilee." As we discover these things, we must realize that we must never allow
the outward appearance of poverty keep us from enjoying the inward riches of God.
THE POVERTY OF JESUS.
His birth--- in a stable.
No bed--- but a manger.
No fine clothes--- but swaddling clothes.
No warm home--- but in barn.
If Joseph were rich, he could have found a place.
His vocation--- He was a carpenter.
Not a job of high position.
His shelter of life--- No place to lay his head.
His value in life--- 30 pieces of silver.
He died a slave's death--- Died on a cross.
Matt. 27:33-44 in place of Barrabas, a murderer.
Rom. 1:16 -- ashamed.
Had a thief of both sides.
He was buried in a borrowed tomb.
Matt. 27 57-61.
THE GREAT RICHES OF THE POOR MAN JESUS.
His birth--- Savior of the world.
IMMANUEL-- God With Us.
Richness of salvation.
His Vocation--- He built the Church (Carpenter).
His Shelter of Life--- Given us "security".
We have a home --God's house --the church. John 14:1-2.
Have a home reserved.
Phil. 1:23 "...desire to be with Christ..."
II Tim. 4:8-9 -- there is a crown laid up.
His Value of Life--- Precious Blood (not silver).
Acts 20:28-- He purchased the Church with his own blood. (bought-redeemed)
I John 1:7-- blood that is able to cleanse.
He Died a Slave's Death--- He kept us from the shame.
I Peter 2:1-10
The Richness of an unashamed people.
He was Buried in a Borrowed Tomb--- He Gave Me Life After the Grave.
I Cor. 15... we will be raised.
The Richness of a resurrected body.
Do you despise the riches that this poor man of Galilee has made available for you?
Do you know that Jesus was born for you and I?
Do you realize that his building the Church was for you and I?
Do you know that he has given us security?
Do we really want his precious book in our lives?
I want that shameless life and my resurrected body, don't you?