The church has a role in caring for the poor…and for the wealthy.  Part of thi

The church has a role in caring for the poor…and for the wealthy.  Part of this responsibility is by providing biblical teaching which helps Christians think clearly about the issues that arise regarding wealth and poverty.  In fact, for a church to take action regarding poverty without clearly understanding the biblical ideas about wealth results in activities that can be irresponsible and misplaced. 
This discussion is to consider the role of teaching within the church walls, as well as teaching the broader culture.
Read Wealth and Poverty a Biblical Perspective
Read the following Bible passages:
1 Timothy 6:17-19
Galatians 2:9-10
James 2:1-9
Read more Bible verses on Poverty compiled by World Vision
After reading the article and Bible verses, discuss the following:
1. What are three (3) summary points about wealth that churches should teach?
2. What are three (3) summary points about poverty that churches should teach?
3. Explain, from your own experience, if you have been taught a balanced and biblical understanding of wealth and poverty in the church.
Support your work with scholarly academic resources, textbooks, or other sources provided.  Quoting or paraphrasing from any source in discussion posts requires APA format by including an in-text citation and listing the reference at the end of the post.

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