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Psalm 41 Ministry to the Homeless, Poor, and Needy

"How blessed is he who considers the helpless; the Lord will deliver him in a day of trouble. The Lord will protect him, and keep him alive, and he shall be called blessed upon the earth; and do not give him over to the desire of his enemies. The Lord will sustain him upon his sickbed; in his illness Thou dost restore him to health". Psalm 41:1-3


A life changed by our Psalm 41 Ministry to the homeless, poor, and needy.
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The Word of God is filled cover to cover with Scriptures that prove God’s love and concern for the poor.  The instructions needed to go forth and loose those who are oppressed, were given to us by Jesus Christ Himself in the New Testament.(Matt.19:21, Matt. 25-31-46, Luke 14:13, Mark 6:30-44) The impoverished and the destitute need to know that there is a God, the one true living God, who hears the cries of the afflicted. This one true living God hears the weeping coming from the ghettos. He hears the sobbing in the abandoned buildings and moaning in train stations where the homeless seek protection and refuge.  This one true living God is the LORD JESUS CHRIST. It is through Him alone that the chains that bind the oppressed can be broken. He is their refuge. (Heb. 6:17-19)

The Lord is looking for His people to walk the streets among the drug addicts, the homeless and the hopeless and compel them to come to Him. Jesus needs people that are ready to serve and be a blessing instead of putting their hands out to be blessed. He needs willing people filled with the love of God and motivated by compassion to release the afflicted from their afflictions, the sick from their sicknesses, the sinners from their sins, and the poor from their poverty. Compassion was the heartbeat of our Savior's ministry. "And seeing the multitudes, He felt compassion for them, because they were distressed and downcast like sheep without a shepherd". (Matt 9:36)

It is the responsibility of the Church to tell them about the love of Jesus Christ who came and died for them. People don't need to be condemned about their sin and feel disqualified; they need to know they can be forgiven and redeemed. They need to see church doors open to them. Jesus' church, the true born again believers, have been anointed and empowered by the Holy Spirit to set the captives free, to preach the Good News of the Gospel of Jesus Christ on a continual basis (Luke 4:17-19). Those that feel forsaken need to know that Jesus Himself said He will never leave them or forsake them (Hebrews 13:5). They must be told that repentance and forgiveness is available and reconciliation and relationship can be theirs. The Word says in Psalm 37:25 "…yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken, nor His descendants begging bread". Psalm 27:10 – "When my father and my mother forsake me, then the Lord will take me up".

Not all of the oppressed are oppressed by choices they made. What could orphan children do to deserve to be looked down upon? What choices can a child born to a drug addict make? Afflictions do not discriminate and neither does God. God gave up His best, His Son Jesus Christ, so "whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life" (John 3:16). It is time for the Body of Christ to rise up and break out of the four walls of the church building.

We at Powered By Christ Church are responding to that challenge. We have made a commitment that involves dedication and sacrifice. In the summer of 2007 Pastor Lucy and several members of the church starting serving a community on Long Island that was ravished by drugs, crime, prostitution and homelessness. What started on a warm summer night handing out bagels and sandwiches turned into a ministry that has been distributing food and clothing to over 250 people per week. That one night gave birth to Psalm 41 Ministry named after the Psalm that shows the blessedness of helping the helpless. Not only were we distributing food, a necessity of life, but we also brought them the Bread of Life.

The evenings start out with prayer and a message that conveys the love that Jesus Christ has for them. The Word of God goes forth in a powerful demonstrative way that people are not only encouraged and edified, but healed and delivered. They are brought from hopelessness to hope. We have seen lives changed. The unemployed are receiving employment. The drug addicts are being set free by the power of the Word. Families are being reunited. Most importantly, we are seeing lives being dedicated to the Lord Jesus Christ. Salvation is going forth in a mighty way. Some people in the community have opened up their apartments to us so we are now able to hold church services on a weekly basis in that area. If the afflicted cannot leave their homes to hear the Word, we bring the Word to them.

The requirements for Psalm 41 Ministry are compassion, love, and dedication. The blessings are limitless.

We invite you to look at the ministry's photos to see how we respond to God's Word regarding His will for the needy. "…He has anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor …" Luke 4:18 It is time to give attention to what the Word of God gives attention to – the poor and needy.


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